Wood and KBR have secured a multimillion-dollar contract to deliver integrated front-end engineering design (FEED) for Shell Australia’s Crux Project.
The contract is to build a not normally manned (NNM) platform and gas export pipeline, which will be positioned approximately 600 kilometres north of Broome, offshore of Western Australia.
The Crux facilities will be an important source of backfill gas supply to the Shell-operated Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility.
The remotely operated, minimum facilities NNM platform concept for Crux will dry the gas and export the gas/condensate to Prelude through the new 160-kilometre multiphase gas pipeline.
The contract will be delivered over an 18-month period by Wood and KBR’s engineering and project management teams in Perth, supported by Wood’s Kuala Lumpur resource base. The teams will provide a single integrated FEED for the Crux topsides, jacket, export pipeline and subsea pipeline end manifold.
Wood Chief Executive Robin Watson said the contract win demonstrates their unrivalled subsea pipeline expertise and offshore engineering capabilities.
“Wood has extensive experience in delivering technically complex subsea engineering projects in Western Australia. We are committed to expanding our portfolio in the region, developing local content by investing in industry talent, resources and supply chain,” said Mr Watson.
“Working alongside each other for more than 20 years, Wood and KBR provide a powerful combination, leveraging the experience of two tier one contractors,” he added.
Shell Australia is the Operator of the Crux Project with SGH Energy and Osaka Gas as Joint Venture Participants.
A final investment decision on the project is anticipated for 2020.
More information on the project can be found here.