Curtis Island LNG plants, trains outdoing competitors

THE construction workers who built the three LNG plants on Curtis Island should be proud of what they have achieved according Bechtel's general manager of LNG business Alasdair Cathcart.

The plants have been running at higher than average reliability for plants in their first year and "statistics really do highlight a fantastic achievement".

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THE LNG ship Seri Bakti arrived at the Santos GLNG site at Curtis Island in September.
THE LNG ship Seri Bakti arrived at the Santos GLNG site at Curtis Island in September.

 

At an international LNG conference Mr Cathcart was quoted as saying the LNG trains' reliability on Curtis Island is up almost 20% from other plants.

"All four completed trains on Curtis Island are performing above their nameplate capacity," he told The Observer. "More than 10,500 Gladstone locals have worked on these projects... (and) everyone that has worked on the projects should be very proud."

The combined $80 billion plants' efficiencies is a shining light as low oil prices have slashed possible profits for the owners.

But Santos said production from GLNG as a real contributor for the company making an extra $10 million in profit this march quarter compared to last year.



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