Woodside starts work on Pluto-KGP link
Australia's Woodside has started construction of the 3.2-km Pluto-Karratha Gas Plant (KGP) interconnector, it said on March 31.
The interconnector will link the Pluto LNG plant in Western Australia and KGP and, according to Woodside, will increase flexibility for processing gas from various fields and third-party resource owners.
"The scope also includes new gas conditioning facilities at Pluto LNG and common piping infrastructure at KGP that will allow gas to be received from both the new interconnector pipeline and existing Burrup extension pipeline," project manager Michael Gibson said.
Transporting gas through the Pluto-KGP interconnector provides opportunities to utilise future excess capacity at KGP. It also provides potential to accelerate future developments of other offshore Pluto gas reserves and the gas of other resource owners, the company said.
Woodside announced a final investment decision on the Pluto-KGP interconnector in November 2019. The pipeline is due to start operations in 2022.