About Pluto Train 2

Woodside has operated the world-class Pluto LNG facility safely and reliably since start-up in 2012. Gas from the offshore Pluto and Xena fields is piped through a 180 km pipeline to Pluto LNG’s single onshore LNG processing train located on the Burrup Peninsula, near Karratha in Western Australia.

Expanding Pluto LNG is a key element of Woodside’s Burrup Hub vision. Woodside is proposing a brownfield expansion of Pluto LNG through the construction of a second gas processing train. 

Pluto LNG Expansion would include installation of domestic gas infrastructure to increase capacity to approximately 225 TJ/d and modifications to Pluto Train 1 that will enable processing of approximately 1.5 Mtpa of Scarborough gas.

Key project stats

~5 Mtpa
Project capacity LNG (100% of project)
Q4 2019
FEED entry

Environmental topics

Pluto LNG was originally designed to allow efficient brownfield development and third-party gas processing.

An area for a second train was pre-prepared in 2007/2008, therefore minimal further earthworks are required for the
construction of Pluto Train 2.

A number of Commonwealth and State environmental approvals were granted to facilitate the original development of Pluto LNG.

In compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, Woodside is undertaking rigorous environmental and risk management planning for the Pluto Train 2.

Environmental approvals timeline

Existing primary environmental approvals for Pluto LNG allow for two LNG trains and supporting infrastructure. Associated management plans will be evaluated under these approvals and updated as required.

  1. Stage 1 complete


    Apr 2006
  2. Stage 2 complete

    Scoping document process

    Aug 2006
  3. Stage 3 complete

    Preparing the draft Public Environmental Review

    Aug 2006
  4. Stage 4 complete

    Public comment period

    Dec 2006
  5. Stage 5 complete

    Public Environmental Review report assessment

    Jul 2007
  6. Stage 6 complete

    Federal and State Ministers' decision

    Dec 2007
  7. Stage 7 complete

    Changes to proposal approved (s45C)

    Jul 2019

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