Santos GLNG gas processing hub in Fairview completed
Santos GLNG has continued to make progress towards first LNG in 2015, completing the first of its three major gas processing hubs in its Queensland gas fields.
The hub, located in the Fairview field north of Roma, is now fully operational, with commissioning progressing well at Santos GLNG’s two other major processing hubs.
The milestone follows delivery of first gas into the Santos GLNG pipeline last month and the completion of hydrotesting of the second LNG storage tank on Curtis Island.
Santos Vice President Queensland Trevor Brown said the significant CSG-to-LNG industry investment now underway would drive the Queensland economy over the long-term.
“This is a great story for Queensland. Santos GLNG alone is projected to deliver ongoing investment in this state of an average of $1 billion a year from 2016-2020, and an average of half a billion dollars a year after that. This means long-term jobs for Queenslanders over the next 20-30 years,” Brown said.
This adds to the $6.2 billion the company invested with Queensland businesses in building the project to this point, and the $200 million invested in roads, hospitals, schools, weed management, and events.
“LNG is without doubt the new shining light of the Australian economy. In just a few short years, LNG will overtake coal and become Australia’s second-largest export behind iron ore – that is a staggering statistic that demonstrates the massive investment underway today,” added Brown.
Brown also added that first gas is scheduled to arrive at the plant on Curtis Island later this year, as the project is approaching 90% completion. Project is on budget and on track to deliver first LNG in 2015.
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