UK offshore engineering specialist Wood, formed by Wood Group’s acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler, has secured a $12m front-end engineering design (FEED) contract from China’s Honghua Group for the company’s LNG platform development in the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico.
The main objective of the FEED is to finalize the design of the world’s first offshore platform-based natural gas liquefaction and storage facility. Wood’s scope of work includes the onshore gas pre-treatment plant configuration and layouts, general utilities, feed gas processing and compression, and transportation and delivery via repurposed pipelines from the existing onshore Toca and Venice, Louisiana facilities to the LNG facility 10 miles offshore.
Wood will also update and complete the preliminary design of the full offshore gas liquefaction facility, which will be designed to produce up to 4.2m tonnes per year of LNG and to store 300,000 cu m of LNG.
“We are very excited to be a part of this ingenious project. Our ability to provide innovative engineering design solutions highlights our global success in working with international partners. Wood’s best-in-class planning, execution and delivery performance helps to assure our clients their projects will be successful,” said Andrew Stewart, CEO for Wood’s Asset Solutions Americas business.