October 10, 2008
Bechtel Awarded FEED Contract For Australian LNG Project
The Queensland Curtis LNG Project has secured Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. as the project contractor for its proposed LNG plant near Gladstone in Australia. The project, an alliance between Queensland Gas Company Limited, of Australia, and BG Group pic, of the UK, will develop coal seam gas from the Surat Basin in Queensland for Australian and international markets. Under the agreement with Bechtel, front-end engineering design (FEED) of the plant will begin immediately. A seamless transition into procurement and construction will follow a final investment decision (FID) on the project, scheduled for early 2010. The plant is being designed with one production train initially to supply 3-4 million tons/yr of LNG for export markets, with potential expansion, via additional trains, to up to 12 million tons/yr that could be added subject to additional gas reserves. The Queensland Curtis LNG Project is being developed to provide an export channel to the LNG market.
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