Wood was awarded a $12 million front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by the Honghua Group Limited for its LNG platform development in the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico.
The FEED is expected to 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 onshore gas pre-treatment plant configuration and layouts, general utilities, feed gas processing and compression, and transportation and delivery via repurposed pipelines from the existing onshore Toca and Venice, Louisiana, facilities to the LNG facility 10 miles offshore.
After the completion of the project, around 2020, gas from the Texas Permian Basin will be transported to the offshore platform where it will be liquefied, stored and finally exported globally.
Wood will undertake the necessary technical documentation for a Deep Water Port (DWP) permit application to US Maritime Administration (MARAD). This includes designing onshore, pipelines and offshore elements of the facility in sufficient detail to satisfy the MARAD. The facility is expected to to produce up to 4.2 million tonnes per year of LNG and to store 300,000 cubic meters of LNG.
The FEED is being executed in partnership with EnTX GasTek Global Ltd, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, and Braemar, the Owner’s Engineer on the LNG 21 project.
Andrew Stewart, CEO for Wood’s Asset Solutions Americas business, said: “We are very excited to be a part of this ingenious project. Our ability to provide innovative engineering design solutions highlights our global success in working with international partners.”