After three and a half years of construction work, Santos GLNG has installed the final module on its two LNG processing trains, key components of its gas liquefaction plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone.
The last of the 111 modules used to build the two trains was installed earlier this week.
Train 1 comprises 82 modules while Train 2 comprises 29. Santos GLNG General Manager Downstream Operations Brenton Hawtin said the construction of such a vital part of the plant often referred to as 'the big fridge' was a key milestone for the project. 'LNG trains are essentially big refrigerators that will take natural gas piped from our Queensland gas fields and condense it into liquid form so it can be safely and efficiently shipped.
'Once we're in full production, these massive pieces of infrastructure will together produce up to 7.8 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas each year. 'Each module had to be built with a margin of error of only 2mm - which is amazing when you think the heaviest weighed more than 2,500 tonnes and longest stretched nearly 75 metres,' Mr Hawtin said.