Saipem to deliver trunkline for Scarborough

Italian gas company Saipem has been awarded an offshore contract by Woodside to operate on behalf of the Scarborough joint venture (JV).

Saipem has received the notice to proceed from the company to complete the export trunkline coating and installation of the pipeline that will connect the Scarborough gas field with the onshore plant. 

The Scarborough gas resource is located in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia, and will be developed through new offshore facilities connected by a 430 km export trunkline.

With a 36”/32” diameter, the pipe will connect to a second LNG train (Pluto Train 2) at the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility. 

According to Saipem, the development will be among the lowest carbon intensity sources of LNG globally. 

The first cargo from Scarborough is expected to be delivered in 2026. 

Saipem chief executive and general manager Francesco Caio said the award of the contract represented a significant demonstration of their clients’ trust in the company globally. 

“The Scarborough project will be mainly conducted by the Castorone vessel, our versatile and state-of-the-art asset, representative of the innovative and world-class offer which Saipem is able to provide the market,” said Caio.

Saipem will deliver works including coating, transportation and installation of the trunkline, covering a maximum water depth of 1,400 m. 

Works will include the fabrication and installation of the line structures and of the pipeline end termination in 950 m water depth. 

Offshore operations are scheduled to commence mid-2023. 

For more information visit the Saipem website. 

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