Wood Group Kenny has been awarded a contract to support the Browse liquefied natural gas (LNG) development located offshore in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, approximately 425km northwest of Broome.
Leading international subsea engineering company, J P Kenny Pty, together with its related Wood Group Kenny sister companies, will perform subsea and pipelines front end engineering design (FEED) for Browse. The FEED project commenced in February 2011 and will take place over the next 12-15 months based at the new Browse Project office in Perth. The first gas from Browse is expected in 2017.
Wood Group Kenny is also participating in the riser FEED work for Browse, through MCS Kenny, and will support Aker Solutions in delivering design and engineering solutions for the steel catenary risers (SCRs) on Browse.
Steve Wayman, CEO, Wood Group Kenny said, “We are delighted to be working with Woodside on the highly prestigious Browse development. This is a technically demanding and complex deepwater development that will enable us to demonstrate our continuing commitment to excellence in international offshore projects.”
Morgan Harland, subsea and pipelines manager for Woodside Energy said, “Browse is one of the largest offshore developments currently being undertaken worldwide. Wood Group has significant subsea and pipeline engineering skills and expertise and we look forward to working with Wood Group and our partners on the successful completion of these important engineering contracts.”
Source: woodgroup, April 14, 2011; Image: woodside