New Contract for Unique Gulf of Mexico LNG Platform

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By The Maritime Executive 10-17-2017 10:10:28

The Honghua Group awarded a $12 million front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to Wood for a unique LNG platform destined for the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico.

The FEED will finalize the design of the world's first offshore platform-based natural gas liquefaction and storage facility. Wood recently completed the pre-FEED for this project.

Wood's scope of work includes the onshore gas pre-treatment plant configuration and layouts, general utilities, feed gas processing and compression, and transportation and delivery via re-purposed pipelines from the existing onshore Toca and Venice, Louisiana, facilities to the LNG facility 10 miles offshore. 

The facility will be designed to produce up to 4.2 million tonnes per year of LNG and to store 300,000 cubic meters of LNG, which is enough to fill 120 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Once complete, around 2020, gas from the Texas Permian Basin will be transported to the offshore platform where it will be liquefied, stored and ultimately exported globally.

The FEED is being conducted in collaboration with EnTX GasTek Global, Baker Hughes, a GE Company and Braemar Technical Services. Braemar is leading the design and development of the unique FSP LNG storage system.