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Woodside puts North West Shelf Train 5 online

Rick Wilkinson
OGJ Correspondent

MELBOURNE, Sept. 2 -- The North West Shelf gas project's fifth LNG train at the Woodside Petroleum-operated facilities on the Burrup Peninsula near Karratha in Western Australia has been brought on stream.

The Train 5 project, built at a cost of $2.6 billion (Aus.), includes the fifth train, a jetty extension, and a second LNG loadout berth. In addition the Burrup plant has been provided with two more power generation units, a third LPG fractionation unit, a new fuel-gas compressor, an acid gas removal unit, and a third boil-off gas compressor.

The new train has increased the gas project's capacity by 4.4 million tonnes/year to a total output of 16.3 million tonnes/year.

Woodside operates the new infrastructure for a consortium consisting of itself, BHP Billiton, BP Developments Australia, Chevron Australia, Japan Australia (MiMi) and Shell Australia. All have a one-sixth interest.

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