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Matrix Composites & Engineering will supply subsea installation buoyancy to Gorgon Project

News International-French

20 Sep 2013

Matrix announes it has entered into an agreement with Subsea 7 for the supply of subsea installation buoyancy for their heavy lift tie-in package on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in Western Australia.

Matrix will supply subsea installation buoyancy ranging from 0.5t to 10t to the Gorgon Project. The buoyancy will be used to facilitate tie-in operations in water depths of up to 4,429 feet (1,350 metres).

Matrix's subsea installation buoyancy will be manufactured in-house at its new 20,000m2 composites syntactic foam plant in Henderson, Western Australia (WA). The associated tooling and through members will be manufactured at Matrix Offshore Services & Engineering (MOSE), the group's specialist equipment services and heavy engineering division in Malaga, WA. Under the agreement, 35 people will be directly involved in manufacturing the complete product, with an additional 190 shop floor staff involved with specific parts of the manufacturing process.

About the Gorgon Project:
The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is developing the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located within the greater Gorgon area, between 130 and 200 kilometres off the northwest coast of Western Australia. It includes the construction of a three-train, 15.6 million tonnes per annum liquefied natural gas facility on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.
The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).

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