Bechtel announced that all three of its Liquefied Natural Gas projects on Curtis Island are now operational with Australia Pacific LNG exporting its first cargo. Four of the six LNG trains to be constructed by Bechtel on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia are now producing LNG with the remaining two trains expected to come online in 2016.
'We relied on our people, their knowledge and experience to collaborate with our customers and deliver on our commitment to build three LNG plants next to each other on Curtis Island,' said Alasdair Cathcart, general manager of Bechtel's LNG business line.
'The simultaneous work on the three giant plants constitutes the greatest concentration of green-fields construction for Bechtel anywhere in the world,' continued Cathcart. 'With all three plants now producing LNG, we are proud of the significant role Bechtel colleagues are playing in bringing Queensland's cleaner energy resource to the world. With more than seven years of design, site construction, module delivery and local and global procurement of equipment and services behind us, we are now within reach of the final milestone – the 2016 completion of our extraordinary Curtis Island undertaking.'
In November, Bechtel officially handed over operational control of the Queensland Curtis LNG plant to QGC, and in October the Santos GLNG project produced its first cargo from Train 1.
Bechtel is a leader in the LNG industry. The company is responsible for about 40% of the world's LNG liquefaction capacity currently under construction. Bechtel is also the principal downstream contractor for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia.