Woodside Energy has successfully achieved the first dry dock departure of its Floating Production Unit (FPU).
“The milestones keep rolling in for our Scarborough Energy Project,” shared Woodside on LinkedIn.
“We have successfully achieved our first dry dock departure, officially putting the “F” in Floating Production Unit (FPU).”
The team will continue to work on the hull and topsides. Once complete, the FPU will be positioned 375 km off the coast of Karratha in North West Australia.
“Congratulations to the team on this significant achievement,” the company added.
Earlier last week, a flare boom on the Scarborough FPU was safely installed, marking a huge turning point for the energy project.
The FPU comprises eight wells drilled in the initial phase and thirteen wells drilled over the life of the Scarborough gas field.
All wells will be tied back to a semi-submersible FPU moored in 950m of water close to the Scarborough gas field.
Approximately five million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of Scarborough gas will be processed through Pluto Train 2, with up to 3Mtpa processed through the existing Pluto Train 1.
“It’s our priority to ensure the benefits of Scarborough are shared amongst Western Australians and used to fund the next steps in our energy transition,” Woodside Energy chief executive officer and managing director Meg O’Neill said.
“The economic benefits to Western Australia are significant and the energy that is produced can play an important role globally.”