WOOD Group will provide design of a flowline system to Woodside for its development of the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) system.

Having completed a flowline front end engineering design (FEED) contract for the project, Wood Group Kenny will now develop a design for the system and support related procurement and construction processes.

Wood Group chief executive Robin Watson said that securing the detailed design contract for GWF-2 was testament to the technical expertise Wood Group Kenny had already brought to this development.

“This award demonstrates the confidence the client has in our subsea experience and innovative approach to deliver this complex project,” he said.

“Having been involved in the earlier design stages means we have a comprehensive understanding of GWF-2.”

Wood Group has also called for expressions of interest from technology vendors to support the Subsea Equipment Australian Reliability joint industry project (SEAR JIP), which aims to improve subsea equipment design for Australia’s offshore warm water environment.

Wood Group Kenny chief executive Bob MacDonald said the JIP was asking vendors to come forward with technology solutions to help address the specific challenges faced in Australian waters.

“Of particular interest are novel coating technologies and materials which will improve the ease of equipment change out and intervention campaigns,” he said.