Woodside makes LNG history with Siem Offshore, by bringing the first LNG powered offshore standby support vessel to Australia.
The five year contract will see the vessel commence work in 2017, across Woodside Energy’s portfolio of offshore oil and gas assets.
Woodside Makes LNG History
Woodside Chief Operations Officer Mike Utsler said the announcement positioned the company as an early adopter of LNG as a marine fuel in the region.
“We’re thrilled to be the first company to bring one of these vessels to the southern hemisphere.
Australia is on track to become the world’s largest producer of LNG, so it makes perfect sense to build dual-fuel capabilities for our marine fleets here.
“Our LNG tankers use their cargo to power their engines, making them cleaner vessels that use less diesel. It’s natural that we progress this capability through to our support vessels,” he said.
Woodside’s new vessel will be greener — reducing vessel greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions and the reliance on imported diesel — while providing safe, reliable support to Woodside’s assets in the Exmouth and Pilbara regions.
Woodside will continue to seek to expand the application of LNG-fueling in transportation in WA. Dual-fuel has an exciting future as it can be used to power a wide range of vessels.