Pluto LNG

Client: Foster Wheeler Worley Parsons JV
Capex: AUD$10 Billion
Location: Karratha, WA
Completion Date: 2008 - 2009

The Pluto LNG project processes gas from the Pluto gas field in the Carnarvon Basin about 190km northwest of Karratha, Western Australia.

Project Details: The initial phase of the project was comprised of an offshore platform in 85m of water, connected to five subsea wells on the gas field. Gas was then piped in a 180km trunkline to the onshore facility, located between the North West Shelf Project and Dampier Port on the Burrup Peninsula. Onshore infrastructure comprised of a single LNG processing train with a forecast production capacity of 4.3 million tonnes a year.

Highlights & Challenges: Working closely with Foster Wheeler a company with many operating centre’s, DBM Vircon outperformed schedule requirements utilizing majority of their Tekla team to complete some of the largest modules done to date.

Scope of Work: DBM Vircon’s scope included 3D BIM modelling and detailing of 12,000 tonnes of modular steelwork and a stick built scope of 2,665 tonnes. The Onshore infrastructure in which DBM Vircon serviced comprised of the storage and loading facilities including two LNG tanks, condensate tanks and an export jetty.

Services were provided for the following areas:

  • Penthouse PAR
  • Pipracks
  • Combined Water Systems Pumps Module
  • Propane Cooling PAR
  • Fractionation Unit
  • Fire Water Systems Module
  • MEG Treatment Units
  • Pigtail PAR
  • Fuel Gas System
“I would like to compliment DBM Vircon on consistently producing quality models. DBM Vircon's deliverables were some of the more complex models set against a vigorous schedule and at times with models that were still evolving.”

Steven Trenouth - Pluto LNG Project