• Natural Gas News

    Woodside, Bechtel announce arrival of first modules for Pluto Train 2


Fabricated by Bechtel in Indonesia, the first three modules collectively weigh over 4,000 tonnes. [Image: Woodside/Bechtel]

by: Shardul Sharma

Posted in:

Natural Gas & LNG News, Asia/Oceania, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), News By Country, Australia

Woodside, Bechtel announce arrival of first modules for Pluto Train 2

Woodside and Bechtel on February 21 announced the arrival of the first three modules for the Pluto Train 2 project at the Karratha site in Western Australia. Fabricated by Bechtel in Indonesia, these modules collectively weigh over 4,000 tonnes.

Pluto Train 2, the second LNG production train at the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility, will process gas from the offshore Scarborough development. Bechtel, chosen by Woodside for the engineering, procurement, and construction of Pluto Train 2, commenced construction activities in November 2021. The modules, part of a total of 51, will be shipped to the site from the module yard to form Pluto Train 2.

Pluto Train 2 is designed with an LNG processing capacity of approximately 5mn tonnes/year. Additional domestic gas infrastructure will be installed at the Pluto LNG facility to increase domestic gas capacity to approximately 225 terajoules/day. 

Modifications to the existing Pluto Train 1 will enable the processing of up to 3mn tonnes/year of LNG after accommodating Scarborough's lean gas.

Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill commented, “With the Scarborough Energy Project now over 55% complete, we are making significant progress across all scopes of work and look forward to receiving the remaining modules on site throughout 2024.”

The Scarborough project is targeting the first LNG cargo in 2026.