Wood secures contract for Woodside Energy’s Trion FPU offshore Mexico

January 09, 2024

(WO) – Wood has secured a contract from HD Hyundai Heavy Industries for detailed engineering of the topsides facilities on Woodside Energy's Trion Floating Production Unit (FPU) in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico. When complete, Trion will have a production capacity of 100,000 bpd and connect to a 950,000 bbl capacity floating storage and offloading vessel.

This greenfield development will represent the first deepwater development in Mexico at a water depth of 2,500 m. HD Hyundai Heavy Industries is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider for the FPU and Wood's latest award follows the delivery of the Trion pre-FEED and FEED design.

Wood's teams in Houston (U.S.) and Bogota (Colombia) will deliver the detailed topsides design work for the FPU project over the next three years. In the last decade, Wood has designed more than 50% of topside facilities in the Gulf of Mexico today.

John Day, President of Oil, Gas and Power at Wood commented, "Applying a practical approach to decarbonization in the design process has been an important part of this project, whilst ensuring safety and quality. Our team has a proven history with Woodside, having worked together for two decades, and our experience designing and delivering solutions for Trion will improve productivity, reduce emissions and maximize the return on investment for our client."

SeonMook Lim, Engineering Vice President of Offshore Engineering Division as HD Hyundai Heavy Industries commented, "We are very pleased to reunite with Wood through the Trion FPU Project for the first time since we worked on the East Area Natural Gas Liquids Offshore Project in West Africa in 2005. We are greatly enthusiastic about creating another EPC success story that will leave a lasting mark in the history of offshore oil and gas development.”

Lead image source: Woodside Energy

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