Pluto LNG Train 2
Project at a glance
Woodside will expand the Pluto LNG facility through construction of a second LNG train. Expanded capacity allows for the processing of third-party gas resources through the Pluto LNG facilities, including from the Scarborough Project.
Woodside has selected Bechtel (Western Australia) Pty Ltd as its EPC contractor for the construction of Pluto LNG Train 2. As the EPC contractor, Bechtel assumes responsibilities as the procurement entity for all itemised packages that result as subcontracts.
Woodside’s own procurement activities will be limited to sourcing materials or services occasionally required to supplement the services provided by the EPC contractor.
In Q4 2021, Woodside announced a final investment decision for the Pluto Train 2 Project.
Woodside’s project milestones are aligned with the Scarborough Development, targeting start up in 2026.
Woodside will develop the Scarborough gas resource through new offshore facilities connected by an approximately 430 km pipeline to a brownfield expansion of the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility (Pluto Train 2).
The proposal is to initially develop the gas field with eight subsea, high-rate gas wells, and thirteen wells drilled over the life of the Scarborough field, with all wells tied back to a semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU) moored in 950 m of water close to the Scarborough field.
Woodside is pursuing an opportunity to process up to 3 Mtpa of Scarborough gas via the existing Pluto Train 1. This project is known as the Pluto Train 1 Scarborough Modifications Project and involves modifying the existing Pluto Train 1 facility to enable it to process Scarborough gas.
Woodside has selected Bechtel (Western Australia) Pty Ltd and Kellogg Brown and Root Ltd to perform Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services through 2022 under a dual FEED arrangement. Subject to applicable regulatory and joint venture approvals, the execute phase of the Project is expected to commence in 2023.
Woodside will work with its FEED contractors to maximise opportunities for local, regional and Western Australian businesses across the supply chain, including Indigenous participation opportunities.