Woodside and Bechtel advised that the construction has commenced on the Pluto Train 2 project, a key milestone supporting jobs and economic growth in Western Australia.
The Deputy Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA, officially launched construction on the project at a ceremony in Karratha today.
Pluto Train 2 will be the second liquefied natural gas train at Woodside Energy’s existing Pluto LNG onshore facility and will process gas from the Scarborough development. The construction site for Pluto Train 2 is within the existing Pluto LNG boundary.
The Pluto Train 2 project will deliver significant economic benefits for Western Australia. Woodside, as operator of Pluto Train 2 and Scarborough, has made commitments to the Western Australian Government in its community development plans to support positive and sustainable community outcomes in the Pilbara region.
Bechtel will execute the engineering, procurement, and construction of Pluto Train 2, which will have an LNG capacity of approximately 5 million tonnes per annum. To continue to support Australia’s domestic market, additional domestic gas infrastructure will be installed with capacity of about 225 terajoules per day, equivalent to keeping the lights on for a year in about 10,000 households.
Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill said the start of construction on Pluto Train 2 was a key milestone towards the delivery of the Scarborough project, which will provide significant long-term economic growth and local employment opportunities for Western Australia and supply domestic and export markets for decades to come.
Bechtel Corporation is an American engineering, procurement, construction, and project management company headquartered in Reston, Virginia. It is the largest construction company in the United States.
(Source: Bechtel – Pluto onshore LNG facility)