Expanding Pluto LNG is a key element of Woodside’s vision to create the Burrup Hub – a regional LNG production center that would supply domestic and export markets for decades to come, with the development of some 20 to 25 trillion cubic feet of dry gas resources.
Burrup Hub Concept
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The proposed construction of a second LNG train at Pluto will expand capacity and allow for the potential processing of third-party gas resources, including the proposed Scarborough development.
Based on a modular design, the second train would be accommodated within the existing Pluto LNG footprint.
Woodside announced the commencement of the FEED contract with Bechtel on December 27, 2018. Bechtel is completing activities required to finalise the costs and technical definition for the expansion.
The awarded contract also includes an option for Woodside to progress to a lump sum engineering, procurement, and construction contract for execute phase activities. This option is subject to, among other conditions, a positive final investment decision (FID) being taken on the project.
Woodside is targeting FID in 2020 and is expecting to be ready for start-up in 2024.