Wood Group scoops Browse FLNG FEED award

Wood Group has secured a new contract to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Woodside-operated proposed Browse Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Development, offshore Western Australia.

The agreement to enter the Browse FLNG FEED phase was reached in July. The FEED phase involves undertaking the activities required to finalise the costs and technical definition for the proposed development to enable a final investment decision (FID).

According to Wood Group’s press release, Wood Group Kenny (WGK) will perform all design engineering for the insulated production flowline system required for the asset’s offshore gas-condensate fields – Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa – located 300km from the Kimberly coast. The 12 month contract, which is valued at $6 million and effective immediately, will be delivered from WGK’s Perth office.

The primary focus of the Browse subsea flowline FEED is to develop the engineering and design of the rigid flowline system to assist the Browse joint venture participants to take a final investment decision (FID), which Woodside is targeting in the second half of 2016.

The award follows WGK’s delivery of the preliminary engineering for the Browse flowline system during the basis of design phase.

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny said: “This new contract is testament to the 30 year relationship Wood Group has with Woodside, which is built on trust and a proven track record of working together effectively and efficiently towards successful value project delivery.

“If Browse proceeds it will be the second FLNG development in Australia. WGK is well positioned to deliver the project having successfully designed the subsea flowlines for the country’s first FLNG facility, Shell Prelude. We provide, proven expertise and knowledge of the technology required to create a design to withstand Australia’s harsh cyclonic offshore environment.

“We are committed to supporting local clients and communities from our global offices, and will deliver this contract with a Perth-based workforce.”

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