SembMarine and Bechtel tie up to build gas processing train

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Sembcorp Marine, via its wholly owned subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP), has entered a contract with Bechtel Overseas Corp. to collaborate on the module assembly for an LNG train to be built at Australia’s Pluto LNG project, the Singapore-listed company said in a filing to SGX Tuesday.

An LNG train is not, in fact, related to a railroad. It is a liquefied natural gas plant’s facility for liquefication and purification. The process allows the volume of the gas to be reduced for viable transport.

Bechtel and SMOP will create an integrated management team to handle the module assembly program, which is expected to be completed in 2024, the filing said.

Pluto LNG, operated by Woodside, is a single onshore LNG processing train located in Western Australia’s north-west region; it currently processes gas from the Pluto and Xena offshore fields.

The Pluto Train 2 construction will boost the existing processing capacity by around 5 million tonnes a year, and allow third-party gas resources to be processed, the filing said.