Alaska Gas Pipeline lets gas plant contract

Alaska Gas Pipeline let a contract to Fluor WorleyParsons for the design of the gas treatment plant that will process gas delivered from Alaska through its proposed 4 bcfd pipeline.

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Feb. 11 -- Alaska Gas Pipeline LLC has let a contract to Fluor WorleyParsons Arctic Solutions for the design of the gas treatment plant that will process gas delivered from Alaska through its proposed 4 bcfd pipeline to the Lower 48, Alaskan, and Canadian markets.

Fluor WorleyParsons will do the work under a multimillion preliminary front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) contract, and this will be the world's largest gas treatment plant with process modules weighing up to 9,000 tons.

The 5 bcfd plant on the North Slope will remove carbon dioxide, water, hydrogen sulfide, and other impurities from the gas. "It will also provide initial gas chilling and compression," Fluor said.

Completion work for the pre-FEED is confidential, said a company spokesman. The contract involves a series of technical studies, development of the project design basis, project execution planning, cost estimating, schedule development, and other services.

The 2,000-mile, 48-in. Alaskan pipeline is expected to start operations in 2018 and is budgeted to cost $30 billion.

Fluor WorleyParsons has hired Colorado-based CH2M Hill as its exclusive Alaska subcontractor to provide support services during this initial design phase.

Last June ConocoPhillips and BP PLC created Denali to implement the Alaskan pipeline.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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