In May, Wood Group entered a new one-year contract with Chevron Australia to provide subsea integration and flow assurance front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Jansz-lo compression project offshore of Western Australia. This project will maintain gas supply to the existing Gorgon LNG facility. Wood will serve as system integrator of the technology, providing independent flow assurance, subsea design and construction engineering support during the FEED process. This will be the first Australian project to use subsea compression technology. In 2017, Wood signed a global master services agreement with Chevron that enables the company to deliver conceptual engineering, pre-FEED, FEED detailed design and procurement services in multiple locations across the operator’s global onshore and offshore asset portfolio.
Sabine Pass LNG
In June, Cheniere Energy gave Bechtel full notice to proceed on the construction of Cheniere’s Train 6 expansion of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction (SPL) project in Cameron Parish, La. Work on the SPL expansion includes construction of a new LNG train and tie-in to existing facilities. The expansion will add 4.5 million tonnes of LNG per year to the plant’s current capacity of 22.5 million tonnes. Bechtel has provided numerous services to Cheniere on the SPL complex since 2006. Additionally, NextDecade awarded Bechtel an EPC contract in May for the first phase of the Rio Grande LNG project in Brownsville, Texas.
Liberty and Red Oak Lines
On June 10, Phillips 66 announced one joint venture to build a pipeline to move oil from the Rockies and Bakken oil fields to Cushing, Okla., and a second joint venture to build a pipeline system to take oil from Cushing to the Gulf Coast. Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline will partner to build the $1.6-billion Liberty Pipeline to Cushing. Service may start as early as the first quarter of 2021, Phillips says. Phillips will partner with Plains All American to build the Red Oak Pipeline system. The system will move crude from Cushing to coastal Texas. The $2.5-billion project could also come online by 2021. A Phillips spokesman said that routes have not been made public and that the contracts for engineering services are also confidential.
In February, Fluor was awarded the EPC management contract for Valvoline’s new blending and packaging facility in Zhangjiagang, China. The project is Valvoline’s first plant in China. The 80,000-sq-meter plant will have the capacity to produce more than 30 million gallons of finished lubricants and coolants annually for passenger cars and heavy duty vehicles. More than 600 workers are expected on site at peak during construction.