LNG-engineer Bechtel on Tuesday said that the construction of the Curtis Island LNG program, near Gladstone in Australia, has been completed with the production start at APLNG’s second liquefaction train.
Bechtel said in its statement that following a six-year design and construction effort it has delivered all six LNG production trains to three customers, QGC, Santos GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG.
The three simultaneous construction programs are part of the largest concentration of private capital investment in Australia’s history, Bechtel said, adding that the three facilities have the combined capacity to supply 25 million tons per annum of LNG, equaling about 8 percent of the world’s production.
Alasdair Cathcart, president of Bechtel’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit, said the Curtis Island LNG program was the largest greenfield project the company delivered since it was founded in 1898.
First LNG production train was brought on stream in December 2014, when QCLNG’s Train 1 produced first liquefied natural gas sourced from coal seams, followed by three more trains in 2015 and the remaining two liquefaction trains in 2016.
The last liquefaction train under the Curtis Island LNG program, at the Australia Pacific LNG plant, produced 150,000 cubic meters of LNG on Monday, October 10, completing Bechtel’s construction works.
Bechtel added that during the design and construction of the three LNG plants involved more than 30,000 people across seven countries on four continents.
The overview of the Curtis Island LNG program can be viewed in the video below.
LNG World News Staff