Wood in multimillion dollar Shell Australia contract

Aberdeen-based Wood plc and KBR, Inc. have secured a new multimillion dollar contract to deliver front-end engineering design (FEED) for Shell Australia’s Crux project to build a “not normally manned” (NNM) platform and gas export pipeline 600km north of Broome, offshore Western Australia (WA).

The services will be delivered over 18 months by Wood and KBR’s engineering and project management teams in Perth, WA, supported by Wood’s Kuala Lumpur resource base.

Wood CEO Robin Watson said: “This contract win to deliver the next generation of offshore facilities for Shell Australia demonstrates our unrivalled subsea pipeline expertise and offshore engineering capabilities.

“Wood has extensive experience in delivering technically complex subsea engineering projects in Western Australia.

“We are committed to expanding our portfolio in the region, developing local content by investing in industry talent, resources and supply chain.

“Working alongside each other for more than 20 years, Wood and KBR provide a powerful combination, leveraging the experience of two tier one contractors.”

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