FEED contract for Western Australia LNG

KLH Australia-Browse Joint Venture (KLH Australia), a joint venture between KBR, Leighton Contractors and John Holland, has been awarded one of two FEED contracts by Woodside for the company’s Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in Western Australia.

The KLH Australia joint venture will provide lump sum FEED services for the development of three, four million tonne per annum (MTPA) LNG trains, associated infrastructure, accommodation and marine facilities.

“This announcement is reflective of the skills and collaborative approach shown by the KLH Australia joint venture team,” Leighton Holland JV chairman, Phil Cooper said.

“The combination of the local expertise and resources of Leighton Contractors and John Holland, along with KBR’s global LNG strength and experience, will provide a unique set of capabilities to the Browse LNG Development,” he said.

“We are delighted to have been chosen along with our partner KBR to deliver this important step in this significant project, and we look forward to continuing our existing relationships with Woodside.”

The LNG processing facilities are to be located at the Western Australian Government’s Browse LNG precinct, 60 km north of Broome on the North West coast of Australia. As an area with limited existing infrastructure and with tides in excess of eight metres, the project poses significant onshore infrastructure and marine engineering challenges.

The award of this contract marks the first contract win for KLH Australia.