Construction begins on Wheatstone LNG Project

Chevron and its joint venture partners Thursday held a formal groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the A$29 billion ($29 billion) Wheatstone LNG project at Ashburton North in Western Australia.

“Since the Wheatstone project was sanctioned in September, preliminary site works have started,” Chevron Australia Managing Director Roy Krzywosinski said in a statement. “The accommodation complex, which will house more than 4,300 construction workers, will be one of the first facilities to be built at the site.”

Construction of the project is expected to take about five years, with first gas planned for 2016, Krzywosinski added.
The Wheatstone onshore foundation project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (73.6%), Apache (13%), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (7%) and Shell (6.4%).
The foundation project will comprise two LNG production trains with a total capacity of 8.9 million mt/year and a 200 terajoule/day domestic gas plant, but the site has been approved for up to five LNG production trains.

Chevron is also developing the A$43 billion Gorgon LNG project on Western Australia’s Barrow Island. Gorgon, which will produce 15 million mt/year of LNG for export markets and 300 TJ/d of pipeline gas for domestic consumption, was approved in 2009 and is scheduled to ship its first LNG cargo in late 2014.

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6 thoughts on “Construction begins on Wheatstone LNG Project

  1. Hello,i’m 24 year old gentleman 4rm Ghana.Please are they they looking 4 both skilled and unskilled foreign workers 4 the construction work and please is there any opportunity 4 unskilled workers like me?

  2. i am a 45 year old machine oparator driving experince of 30 years on all types of machines also hgv licence holder good experence on tippers would be very instered in working on this project if there was an opening

  3. Hello, I am a 42 years old skilled instrument and control worker with 16 years experience in oil & gas with 5 years in LNG megaTRAINS in QATARGAS experience in GE turbine control systems and instrumentation & control my CV is posted in jobcontax website, I am interrested in working for this project for any position maching with my skills my email is badis1970@hotmail.com
    thank you

  4. Hello, I am a 42 years old skilled instrument and control worker with 16 years experience in oil & gas with 5 years in LNG megaTRAINS in QATARGAS experience in GE turbine control systems and instrumentation & control my CV is posted in jobcontax website, I am interrested in working for this project for any position maching with my skills my email is badis1970@hotmail.com
    thank you

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