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SRJ to provide tech for Woodside projects

Woodside has contracted SRJ Technologies for a bolting campaign at its facilities offshore Western Australia.

The contract represents the first deployment of its production, covering an eight-week rental period.

The agreement will utilise multiple SRJ BoltEx products, including the company’s flange clamp product that can reduce the need for plant shutdown and improve asset uptime while also reducing maintenance costs.

SRJ chief executive officer Alexander Wood said the contract follows on the heels of its announcement last week of a first purchase order from Mitsui subsidiary MODEC.

“The contract with Woodside is a significant first step, validating SRJ’s customer value proposition: delivering enhanced operational integrity at competitive pricing,” Wood said.

The initial order for the Woodside facilities is significant given it is the first deployment offshore within Australia.

SRJ has not advised which Woodside project it will be contracted to.

However, Woodside was given the green light in January to accelerate Pluto gas production at the North West Shelf (NWS) liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the Pilbara.

Woodside is building a new onshore pipeline to connect the NWS and Pluto LNG facilities, with the interconnector optimising LNG and domestic gas production across the two sites.

The company advised that it may produce up to three million tonnes of LNG at the NWS site over four years with gas from the Pluto field.

Production is expected to commence in 2022, with the construction of the interconnector also supporting up to 320 construction jobs in the region.