Wood Group has completed engineering services to Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline, L.P. for its pipeline facilities project in Sinton, Texas. The 18-month project includes a compressor station and five meter stations, which will deliver up to 2.25 billion standard cubic feet per day (bscfd) of natural gas to the Corpus Christi Liquefaction and LNG Export Terminal, located along the La Quinta Channel near Gregory, Texas.
Wood Group’s Project & Modifications (P&M) business successfully completed the detailed engineering and design phase of the project.
The associated pipeline will originate 23 miles north of the terminal and will extend southward along a pipeline corridor that will interconnect with existing interstate and intrastate pipelines. The pipeline system is critical as it will be the single feed to Cheniere’s multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Corpus Christi.
The compressor station will contain two gas turbine-driven centrifugal compressor units and two electric motor drive (EMD) compressor units. Each compressor unit will have an independent gas cooler.
The five meter stations included in the project scope will assist with the transport of natural gas through the pipeline system to Cheniere’s LNG Christi Corpus facility. Four will deliver natural gas through existing separate pipeline systems to the Sinton Compressor Station. A 48-inch discharge pipeline will then transport the gas from the Sinton Compressor Station to the fifth meter station—the Corpus Christi Liquefaction meter station. The meter stations will perform custody transfer measurement and regulation of receipt and deliveries to/from the pipeline systems and will serve as a measurement point for performing line balance or leak detection between receipts and deliveries.
“We are pleased that Cheniere selected Wood Group to engineer its Corpus Christi pipeline facilities, which follows our successful completion of the Creole Trail Pipeline facilities project in 2015,” said Michele McNichol, CEO of Wood Group Asset Life Cycle Solutions in the western region. “Our cost effectiveness, technical expertise and previous performance helped ensure our continued partnership with this valued customer.”
The Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline facilities project has now entered the construction phase and Wood Group is providing construction support services as part of the contract.