Woodside, Bechtel start construction at Pluto Train 2 project in Australia

Australian petroleum exploration and production company Woodside Energy and US-based engineering company Bechtel have started construction at the Pluto Train 2 project.

Pluto Train 2 is the expansion of a second LNG (liquefied natural gas) train at the Woodside’s existing Pluto LNG onshore facility, located near Karratha in Western Australia. (An LNG train is a liquefaction plant that removes impurities from natural gas and cools it to -260 ˚F (-162˚C), causing it to form a liquid, taking up to 600 times less space making it feasible and economical to transport long distances).

The expanded LNG facility will process gas from the Scarborough development, a natural gas field located in the Indian Ocean north-west of Exmouth.

The companies have started construction on the Pluto Train 2 project.

Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill said: “Scarborough gas processed through an expanded and efficient Pluto facility will support the decarbonisation goals of our customers in Asia.”