In this video, Chevron gives an update on its Wheatstone project offshore Western Australia.
As of Q4 2016, Chevron says that the platform’s hookup and commissioning is progressing.
All Train 1 and Train 2 modules are set on their foundations. Installation of piping, electrical and instrumentation continue as planned.
The first gas turbine generator has started up and permanent power to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant has been achieved.
The storage and loading system is ready for commissioning and cooldown, with the LNG storage tanks and export loading jetty now complete.
Wheatstone is one of Australia’s largest resource developments. It will have an onshore facility located at the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area, 7.4mi (12km) west of Onslow in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The foundation project includes two liquefied natural gas LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 MTPA, and a domestic gas plant.
Chevrons anticipates first LNG cargo by mid-2017.