EPC contractor has been appointed for WA Waitsia gas project Stage 2

Monica Gameng   |   January 14, 2021
Proposed Waitsia facility (cr: Clough)

Clough will be delivering the second stage of the Waitsia gas field development in the northern Perth Basin in Western Australia following the award of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract. 

The Waitsia project is being developed by the Waitsia Joint Venture which is comprised of Mitsui E&P Australia and Beach Energy. 

“Clough and the Waitsia Joint Venture have been working together to optimise the design of the Waitsia Stage 2 project in terms of plant operability, capital costs and ongoing sustainability in operations. The Waitsia project development is a showcase for the benefits in true collaboration between Client and Contractor and we are very grateful to the Waitsia team for this opportunity,” Clough CEO and Managing Director Peter Bennett said. 

“We are proud to bring to this project our demonstrated capability in the resources industry and local project delivery in experience,” Clough Executive Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific John Galvin said. 

This project is expected to create up to 200 jobs during its construction phase and a further 12 to 15 jobs once operational as well as provide significant benefits to the local region and the rest of Western Australia. 

Waitsia-Gas-Project-Stages-1-and-2-Key-ComponentsWaitsia Gas Field Project map (source: Mitsui E&P Australia)

The Waitsia project is locate near the town of Dongara, about 350 kilometres north of Perth and 65 kilometres south of Geraldton. 

The Waitsia gas field is one of the five largest gas fields discovered onshore in Australia. 

Stage 2 of the project will further develop the gas field by creating eight more wells over a 20-year life cycle and the construction of a new gas processing plant with a production capacity of 250 terrajoules a day. 

Gas from the Waitsia operations will be conveyed via the nearby Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline. 

Two of the eight proposed wells have already been developed and the remaining six are planned to be drilled over the next few years. 

Initial construction on Waitsia Stage 2 is expected to commence in July 2021, with first production to begin by the second half of 2023. 

Source: Clough; Mitsui E&P Australia (1, 2); Creamer Media's Engineering News

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