Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract for the seabed intervention and shore crossing activities for Woodside’s proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwest Australia.
The contract awarded by Woodside Energy Ltd. (Woodside), in its capacity as operator of the Scarborough Joint Venture, potentially carries a value of EUR 145 million if all options are called and is subject to a final investment decision which is expected in 2020.
The contract is for preparatory activities related to offshore deepwater excavation, pipeline crossing, nearshore and shore crossing works for the export trunkline that will connect Scarborough to onshore processing infrastructure.
Support for the shore crossing to the onshore processing facility on the Burrup Peninsula as well as rock supply are also part of the contract. Boskalis will work to make best use of local content, based on capability and competitiveness, for the delivery of its scope of work.
Boskalis will deploy a wide variety of its in-house specialist expertise and equipment including a trailing suction hopper dredger, a backhoe dredger, a dynamically positioned fallpipe vessel and rock installation vessel, survey vessels and an offshore construction vessel.
The Scarborough gas field is situated approximately 375 kilometers offshore the Burrup Peninsula in North West Australia.
The proposed export pipeline will transport natural gas between the Scarborough Floating Production Unit and the onshore processing plant. Woodside’s preferred development option is to process the Scarborough gas through a brownfield expansion of Pluto LNG.