Dutch company Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a contract for the seabed intervention and shore crossing activities for Woodside Energy’s proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in North West Australia.
The contract has a potential value of EUR145m ($161.5m) if all options are called.
The seabed intervention and shore crossing works are scheduled to start in March 2021 with an expected completion mid-2022.
The scope of activities includes the pre-trenching of the nearshore pipeline route along a 50 kilometers section, offshore deep water excavation works, pre-lay and post-lay rock installation for pipeline and fiber optic cable crossings, the post installation burial and other protection works to ensure the stability of the pipeline.
Boskalis will deploy a wide variety of its in-house specialist expertise and equipment including a trailing suction hopper dredger, a backhoe dredger, a dynamically positioned fallpipe vessel and rock installation vessel, survey vessels and an offshore construction vessel.
The proposed export pipeline will transport natural gas between the Scarborough Floating Production Unit and the onshore processing plant.