SNC signs contracts for floating production unit in WA

16 May 2019

SNC-Lavalin announced recently that it has signed two sub-contracts to support the development of the floating production unit on the proposed Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia.

Under the two contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide front end engineering design support for the semi-submersible hull and mooring, model testing scoping and supervision, and ancillary scopes. SNC-Lavalin will also provide overall technical safety, formal safety assessment and risk engineering services to support the engineering design activities for Scarborough. The two contracts will be executed by SNC-Lavalin’s Houston Offshore Engineering subsidiary and its Atkins business in Western Australia. Both scopes have the option to extend to detailed design engineering subject to the Scarborough Joint Venture reaching a final investment decision targeted for 2020.

The new offshore facilities will initially have seven high-rate, subsea gas wells tied back to a semi-submersible floating production unit moored in 900 m of water close to the Scarborough field. Gas would be transported by an ~430 km pipeline to onshore processing infrastructure on the Burrup Peninsula.