Wood Group wins contract for offshore LNG platform

Article by Helen Tunnicliffe

HONGHUA GROUP has awarded Wood Group the front end engineering and design (FEED) contract for its first-of-a-kind offshore LNG platform.

Under the terms of the US$12m contract, Wood will finalise the design of the platform on the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico, the first offshore platform-based natural gas liquefaction and storage facility in the world. The platform is expected to be completed in 2020. Gas from the Texas Permian basin will be transported to the platform for liquefaction and storage, prior to export around the world. The facility will produce up to 4.2m t/y of LNG and will be able to store 300,000 m3 of LNG.

Wood has already completed the pre-FEED work and will now complete the FEED work in collaboration with EnTX GasTek Global, Baker Hughes, and Braemar Technical Services. The work includes the onshore gas pre-treatment plant configuration and layouts, utilities and feed gas processing and compression. It will also look at gas transportation and delivery through repurposed pipelines from existing onshore facilities in Toca and Venice in Louisiana.

Wood will also compile the technical documentation for a permit application for a deepwater port, to be submitted to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD). This will include designs for the onshore facilities, pipelines and offshore parts of the project.

“We are very excited to be a part of this ingenious project. Our ability to provide innovative engineering design solutions highlights our global success in working with international partners. Wood’s best-in-class planning, execution and delivery performance helps to assure our clients their projects will be successful,” said Andrew Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions Americas business.

Article by Helen Tunnicliffe

Senior reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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