Wheatstone LNG project progresses (Video)
Chevron’s Wheatstone project located 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia’s Pilbara region is nearly 60 percent complete.
At the LNG plant site, equipment and modules continue to be delivered and installed. The roofs of LNG tank 1 and tank 2 have been raised and construction of the two condensate storage tanks is underway, Chevron said in its update.
At the materials offloading facility, the breakwater is nearing completion and the 1.2 kilometre (0.75 mile) product loading jetty continues to progress.
The offshore gas processing platform is in place – 225 kilometres from Ashburton North. The subsea equipment, including wellheads and subsea trees, is being delivered and installed offshore.
The platform topsides represent the largest single integrated topsides float-over installation Chevron globally, has ever completed and is the largest offshore platform ever installed in Australia. The topsides weigh 37,000 tonnes, are 28m above sea level and have been designed to withstand 12 storey-high waves.
The foundation project includes two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum and a domestic gas plant.
The Wheatstone project is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (13.4 percent), Woodside Petroleum (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part owned by TEPCO (8 percent).
LNG World News Staff; Image: Chevron