ENERGY Services company Wood Group Kenny (WGK) will work with Woodside on its proposed Greater Western Flank Phase 2 development for the North West Shelf (NWS) project offshore Western Australia.

The scope of work includes engineering and procurement support services for the 16 inch GWF-2 corrosion resistant alloy rigid flowline system, flowline end termination structures, inline tee assembly structures, mid connection structure and subsea tie-in spools.

The primary engineering focus of the GWF-2 flowline front end engineering and design (FEED) is to develop the flowline system for the final investment decision planned for the second half of 2015.

This contract follows the successful completion of the preliminary engineering for GWF-2 rigid flowline basis of design phase.

Wood Group Kenny Australia regional director Mark Linton said the award was an important one for the company.

“The award of the GWF-2 FEED contract continues the relationship that Wood Group Kenny has built with Woodside on previous projects including Pluto, Angel and the Trunkline system expansion project,” he said.

The company had earlier completed the Greater Western Flank Phase 1 Project, to complete a subsea installation program and continue topside modifications.

“The project remains on budget and on schedule for start up in 2016,” Woodside said in its fourth quarterly report.

“Wood Group Kenny has extensive experience in the design of subsea tie-back flowline systems and has previously undertaken similar scopes of work for Woodside and other clients,” he said.

“Our involvement in the basis of design phase and invitation to tender support activities of the project provided an in-depth understanding of the challenges and key elements of the GWF-2 development.”

The GWF-2 development represents the next phase of gas supply to the existing NWS project infrastructure after the Persephone project.

GWF-2 will develop the hydrocarbon resources of the Keast, Dockrell, Sculptor, Rankin, Lady Nora and Pemberton fields, should a final investment decision be made by Woodside.

The decision is expected to be announced in the second half of 2015.

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) also recently secured a contract with Woodside to provide the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services on the Karratha Gas plant life extension program, as well as providing modification and refurbishment services to Woodside’s production project’s group across all their onshore and offshore assets.