Santos GLNG powers up

The GLNG project at Curtis Island.

By Emma Brown

April 13, 2015

SANTOS has marked another milestone at its GNLG project with the start up of the first gas turbine on Curtis Island.

Once operational, each generator will produce up to 12 megawatts of electricity; providing permanent electrical power supply to Santos’ LNG plant.

Santos GLNG vice president downstream Rod Duke said its activities on Curtis Island were progressing strongly as it worked towards its first LNG shipment.

“We introduced gas into our LNG plant for the first time in early March, marking a key step in the commissioning process that has been progressing well for several months,” Mr Duke said.

All the gas turbines are expected to be fully operational later this year; running on natural gas piped 420km to the plant from Santos’ GLNG gas fields, making it independent of the local electricity grid.

Mr Duke said Santos GLNG was more than 90 per cent complete and on track for first LNG in the second half of 2015.