UGL wins massive Santos GLNG services contract

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UGL has won a $120 million contract to provide services at Santos’ Curtis Island LNG facility.

The contract will run over three years and includes an option to extend work at the site for an additional four years.

Under the agreement UGL will perform maintenance, shutdown, engineering, and project services for the LNG facility.

It will mobilise to site in the second quarter of the year.

UGL welcomed the win, with CEO Ross Taylor stating: “This contract, along with the recent announcement of the APLNG maintenance contract further enhances UGL’s strong base of recurring revenue and positions us well for future maintenance opportunities as LNG facilities currently under construction move into their operational phase.”

The final module for GLNG was installed in November last year, with first gas reaching the project earlier this month.

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Santos have announced yet another milestone for their Curtis Island gas liquefaction plant, with the installation of the final LNG train module.

With two trains in the GLNG plant comprised of 111 modules constructed in the Philippines, the final module was installed early this week.

LNG trains are used to cool natural gas down to a liquid form which can be stored in tanks and pumped onto ships for export.

Santos GLNG general manager for downstream operations Brenton Hawtin said the installation was a key project milestone.

“Once we’re in full production, these massive pieces of infrastructure will together produce up to 7.8 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas each year,” he said.

“Each module had to be built with a margin of error of only 2mm, which is amazing when you think the heaviest weighed more than 2,500 tonnes and longest stretched nearly 75 metres.”

Construction works on GLNG undertaken by contractor Bechtel now include final pipework and cabling, followed by commissioning of the plant which will begin later this year.

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Henry Sapiecha

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