New $250 million AREVA T&D equipment order for Gorgon project

AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution division (T&D) in Australia won orders worth approximately $250 million from the Gorgon project operated by Chevron Australia in March.

The scope of AREVA T&D’s orders covers containerised substations for the project’s electrical system, including 132 kV gas-insulated substations (GIS), medium voltage switchgear, low voltage switchgear and motor control centres, a range of power and distribution transformers and other equipment such as medium voltage GIS and ring main units.

The Gorgon project is operated by the Australian subsidiary of Chevron (approximately 47 per cent) in joint venture with the Australian subsidiaries of ExxonMobil (25 per cent) and Shell (25 per cent), Osaka Gas (1.25 per cent), Tokyo Gas (1 per cent) and Chubu Electric (0.417 per cent).

Engineering and project management will be provided by AREVA T&D’s systems experts in Homebush Bay, Sydney. T&D products, such as switchgear and power transformers, will be delivered out of AREVA T&D’s factory in Rocklea, Brisbane.

“AREVA T&D’s involvement in the Gorgon liquefied natural gas project confirms our ability to offer competitive integrated electrical solutions for the oil and gas industry,” AREVA T&D chief executive officer, Karim Vissandjee said.