Video: Wheatstone topsides installed
Chevron’s US$29 billion Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project installed the topsides for the offshore production platform.
According to Chevron, the Wheatstone platform is the largest offshore gas processing platform ever installed in Australia, with a topsides weight of about 37,000 metric tons and the largest float-over installation Chevron has ever delivered globally.
The platform is now in place, 225 kilometres from Ashburton North.
The Wheatstone project, which is more than 60 percent complete, will include an onshore facility located at Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area , 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The foundation project includes two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum and a domestic gas plant.
Wheatstone is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (64.14 percent), KUFPEC (13.4 percent), Woodside (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone Pty Ltd, part owned by Tepco (8 percent).
LNG World News Staff; Image: Chevron