WHEATSTONE LNG MICROTUNNEL
In March 2013, Georgiou provided 400 jacking pipe segments to Thiess for construction of the 1.2km Wheatstone LNG Microtunnel.
The majority of the work was undertaken at Georgiou Precast Facility and due to the nature of the challenging work saw Georgiou improve their manufacturing processes and increase its skillbase.
The Wheatstone LNG Microtunnel project was designed to protect the supply pipeline as it crosses the shoreline from the gas field, while reducing its impact on the environment.
The Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource developments and the nation’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub – providing greater security of energy supply as well as significant economic benefits such as employment, government revenue and local business opportunities.
Wheatstone’s onshore facilities are located 12 kilometres (km) west of Onslow on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The foundation project consists of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), and a domestic gas plant.