Pluto Train 2 project will bring economic benefits to Western Australia

Woodside Energy and Bechtel begin construction at the project site

KARRATHA, Western Australia, August 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Construction has begun on the Pluto Train 2 project, a key milestone supporting jobs and economic growth in Western Australia.

Deputy Prime Minister of Western Australia, The deputy. Roger Cook MLA, officially launched construction of the project at a ceremony in Karratha today.

Pluto Train 2 will be the second liquefied natural gas (LNG) train at Woodside Energy’s existing onshore Pluto LNG facility (Woodside) and will process gas from the Scarborough development. The Pluto Train 2 construction site is within the existing boundaries of Pluto LNG.

The Pluto Train 2 project will bring significant economic benefits to Western Australia. Woodside, as operator of Pluto Train 2 and Scarborough, has made a commitment to the Government of Western Australia in its community development plans to support positive and sustainable community outcomes in the Pilbara region.

Bechtel will perform the engineering, procurement and construction of Pluto Train 2, which will have an LNG capacity of approximately 5 million tonnes per year. To continue to support australia domestic market, additional household gas infrastructure will be installed with a capacity of around 225 terajoules per day, which is equivalent to keeping the lights on for a year in around 10,000 homes.

Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill said the start of construction of Pluto Train 2 was a key step towards delivering the Scarborough project, which would provide significant long-term economic growth and local employment opportunities for Western Australia and supply domestic and export markets for decades to come.

“Woodside is proud to build on its 35-year economic contribution to the communities of Western Australia.

“Many opportunities will be realized in WA, driving long-term investment in education and training, creating jobs and bringing work through the supply chain.

“Scarborough gas processed through an expanded and efficient Pluto facility will support our customers’ decarbonization goals in Asia,” she says.

The Pluto Train 2 project will employ around 2,000 people at its peak in 2024, with a large contingent of employees expected to come from within Western Australia. Bechtel has already engaged a number of local and indigenous businesses to support the delivery, and more awards are planned as the project progresses.

Bechtel Energy President Paul Marsden said Bechtel was thrilled to begin work on such an important project for the Asia Pacific Region.

“We are proud to do our part to invest in local communities and improve the quality of life where we work by creating jobs and opportunities, while bringing greater energy security to the region,” he said. declared.

Bechtel has begun site preparation, including installation of the office, cabin and other facilities. The first earthworks and activities in the depot and storage areas will start before the end of 2022.

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On January 1, 2022Woodside Energy has issued a Full Notice of Prosecution (FNTP) to Bechtel (Western Australia) Pty Ltd and Bechtel International, Inc (Bechtel) for the scope of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for the Pluto Train 2 project.

Woodside is the world’s largest energy producer and the ninth-largest company listed on the ASX, and Bechtel is delighted to work with this key customer to help meet the growing global demand for LNG as a transitional energy source.

Woodside has a global portfolio and is recognized for its world-class capabilities as an integrated upstream energy provider.

Bechtel has begun the full scope of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning to support the delivery of the Pluto Train 2 project, building on the ongoing construction of the Host Village of temporary construction to accommodate non-local construction labor at the Gap Ridge Village site in Karratha.

Bechtel is a trusted partner in engineering, construction and project management for industry and government. Since 1898, five generations of the Bechtel family have led the company through more than 25,000 projects on seven continents. Bechtel operated in Australia for 65 years in every Australian state and territory, often delivering Australia or industry first place in terms of size, scale, quality and impact.

Recruitment for Pluto Train 2 project roles has now begun. Expressions of interest can be submitted to Bechtel Construction Trades Professional Portal. All roles are also advertised on Bechtel’s Job portal.

Procurement activities have also started. Suppliers interested in the Pluto Train 2 project are encouraged to email [email protected].


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