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Maintenance planned at Karratha gas plant

Woodside to kick off work at LNG facility later this month

The Woodside Petroleum-led North West Shelf joint venture will carry out maintenance work this month at the Karratha gas plant in Western Australia.

Woodside has revealed maintenance work will start on an unspecified train at the facility on 26 July, with work expected to wrap up on 13 August.

It then plans to carry out maintenance work on multiple trains during another maintenance period at the gas plant which will run from 5 September until 1 October.

The maintenance programme at Karratha comes after Woodside recently wrapped up maintenance work at its operated Pluto liquefied natural gas project.

The two plants form part of Woodside’s future Burrup hub concept which will see a bi-directional pipeline installed between the two plants, allowing them to share gas.

An expansion train is currently being planned at Pluto which will be underpinned by Woodside’s proposed Scarborough development.

Meanwhile, the 16.9 million tonne per annum capacity Karratha plant is expected to have spare capacity become available in the 2020s.

Woodside plans to transition the plant to a third-party tolling facility, with its proposed Browse development to be the anchor tenant.

It was revealed last month however that the North West Shelf joint venture is still in discussions over a processing agreement to allow additional production to enter the facility.

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