TechnipFMC has received a contract from Woodside to upgrade the Pluto Platform offshore Western Australia for water treatment.

Under the contract, TechnipFMC will be responsible for engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) works of the Pluto Water Handling Module.

The module will be installed on the current Pluto Alpha Gas Production Platform and will comprise water separation and treatment functionalities, as well as upgraded power generation units.

TechnipFMC Onshore / Offshore business president Nello Uccelletti said: “We are honoured to be entrusted with the execution of this prestigious contract which is a testimonial to our long-term partnership with Woodside and our leadership in the Gas Monetization industry.

“This award is one of our strategic ‘early engagement’ achievements, based on the optimised design developed by TechnipFMC during the tendering phase.”

“This award is one of our strategic ‘early engagement’ achievements, based on the optimised design developed by TechnipFMC during the tendering phase.”

Woodside operates the Pluto offshore facility, which is 190km off Karratha in north-west part of Western Australia, with 90% operating interest. Pluto is co-owned by Kansai Electric and Tokyo Gas.

The gas produced at the Pluto facility is transferred to Woodside’s Pluto LNG Onshore plant via an existing pipeline.

Last month, TechnipFMC secured a subsea contract from CNOOC covering the Liuhua 16-2, 20-2 and 21-2 Oilfield Joint Development Project located at 380m to 430m of water depths in the South China Sea.

This contract seeks engineering, procurement and construction activities for subsea equipment, including 26 Enhanced Horizontal Christmas Trees (EHXT) units.

In addition, TechnipFMC will provide these services for Wellheads, Subsea Control Systems, Manifolds, Tie-In Systems and Intervention Workover Control Systems (IWOCS).

The company will additionally offer support during the installation, commissioning and provision of a services support base in China.