WA Premier Mark McGowan officially opened Woodside’s new Pluto LNG Truck Loading Facility in Karratha.
The new facility will draw LNG directly from Woodside’s existing Pluto LNG production and storage facilities for distribution by truck to the Pilbara, Kimberley and Gascoyne regions.
The initial capacity of the facility is 0.1 million tonnes per annum, based on seven truck loadings per day during daylight hours.
Woodside has secured an agreement with Sheffield Resources to supply LNG to its Kimberley Thunderbird project, which will employ about 280 workers.
During construction of the facility, more than 60 workers, many of them local, were employed on the project and $4 million worth of fabrication contracts were awarded to local businesses.
Western Australia is a world leader in the delivery of natural gas, and the WA Government is continuing to position WA as a global energy hub.
The WA Government’s LNG Jobs Taskforce aims to work collaboratively with the industry to establish Western Australia as a LNG Hub servicing Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific region, to create new long-term job opportunities.
Source: WA Government