LNG truck de­pot step closer

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Wood­side’s LNG truck-fu­elling ter­mi­nal at its Pluto plant on the Bur­rup Penin­sula is mov­ing to­wards fi­nal ap­provals, with a view to be­ing op­er­a­tional by the first quar­ter of 2018.

The de­pot will see a two-bay ter­mi­nal con­structed at the Pluto site, with the abil­ity to be ex­panded to six load­ing bays as de­mand re­quires.

Wood­side chief op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer Michael Ut­sler said the ter­mi­nal would en­able lo­cal sup­ply of LNG to be used through­out the Pil­bara.

Mr Ut­sler said the fa­cil­ity would lead to job cre­ation in the Pil­bara.

“The op­por­tu­nity for LNG . . . is that it cre­ates the needs to have truck­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, which then leads to truck main­te­nance and man­age­ment to be cre­ated lo­cally,” he said.

Pic­ture: Tom Zau­mayr

Wood­side's Pluto LNG plant.

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