BECHTEL has installed all of the modules for the first liquefied natural gas production train at the Santos GLNG facility on Queensland’s Curtis Island, while the modules for the second train are well advanced.

The major engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor said in July the delivery and installation of all the modules for the first LNG train marked a major milestone in the construction of the plant.

“Milestones such as this demonstrate the expertise and dedication of everyone involved in the project,” Bechtel LNG business general manager Alasdair Cathcart said.

“With the modules now in place, work is underway to connect the individual parts of the production train in advance of testing them as part of the overall system.

“We are pleased with the progress and will continue to work with our customer to successfully deliver the facility.”

Train 1 is made up of 82 modules that were built at a Bechtel-managed module yard facility in the Philippines and transported to Curtis Island over a 19-month period.

Bechtel expects the final modules for the second train to be delivered and installed later this year.

The company is the formal EPC contractor for all three of the LNG facilities being built on Curtis Island.

“GLNG, Queensland Curtis LNG, and Australia Pacific LNG are all being built simultaneously, side-by-side, making these projects the largest concentration of Bechtel work anywhere in the world,” the company said.

The GLNG project is a joint venture between Santos, Petronas, Total and KOGAS.