The integrated scope also includes the design, fabrication, integration, transportation, and installation of the hull and topsides.
The topsides, which will be about 30,000 tons, will be fabricated by the company’s joint venture fabrication yard, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan, in China. The project scope includes a battery energy storage system to reduce emissions on the topsides and support Woodside’s net emissions reduction targets.
Engineering expertise will be leveraged from the company’s Kuala Lumpur and Gurgaon offices, with its subsea team in Perth supporting transport, installation, hook up, and commissioning activities.
The FPU processes natural gas, which includes gas separation, dehydration and compression as well as mono ethylene glycol regeneration and produced-water handling. Designed for a production capacity of up to 1.8 bscf/d, the topsides will be connected to the semisubmersible hull and pre-commissioned prior to transportation and installation in a water depth of 3,100 ft (950 m), about 248 mi (400 km) offshore Western Australia.
The FPU is expected to be capable of being remotely operated and minimally staffed during normal production operations.
McDermott completed the front-end engineering and design for the semisubmersible FPU.