Woodside awarded the front end engineering design work to McDermott Australia, Subsea Integration Alliance, Saipem Australia and Intecsea for the proposed project which aims to develop the Scarborough gas resource through new offshore facilities with a connecting pipeline to the Pluto LNG facility.
McDermott will undertake engineering studies for the floating production unit, while Subsea Integration will take on studies for the subsea umbilical risers and flowlines.
Both companies have the option to progress to an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the execute phase activities.
Saipem is to provide export trunkline engineering support services with an option to execute line pipe coating and installation activities, while Intecsea has been awarded the contract for export trunkline engineering.
Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the company was targeting a final investment decision on the project next year.
“The award of these contracts brings us closer to unlocking the Scarborough resource,” he said.
“We want to continue to maintain the momentum that has been generated during 2019 towards a targeted final investment decision in 2020.”
All contracts will be initially funded by Woodside on a 100 per cent basis.
For more information visit the Woodside website.
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