Woodside and GE Partner on Development of LNG as Fuel in Western Australia

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Woodside Energy Ltd. (Woodside) today announced that it has signed an agreement with GE, which will see the two companies partner to support the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel in Western Australia.

"The agreement between our companies will harness the combined experience and offerings of Woodside and GE, allowing customers to choose LNG as a fuel that will deliver significant cost and emissions reductions," said Peter Coleman, Woodside's CEO.

"Woodside is ideally placed to lead the transition to LNG fuelling, with world-class LNG facilities in the Pilbara in close proximity to heavy industries."

Coleman says the type of collaboration fostered through the two companies' new agreement is key to the development of the Western Australian LNG fuel market.

Mary Hackett, Regional Director for GE Oil & Gas ANZ/PNG says there is an urgent opportunity to develop the LNG fuel market in order to provide a transition fuel that provides an alternative cleaner fuel source.

"Businesses are continually under pressure to seek and adopt solutions that reduce their emissions footprint, while decreasing costs. LNG is a fuel source that is sustainable and cost effective," said Hackett.

"Developing new fuel technology to power industries such as marine, transportation and mining is key – and as a Digital Industrial Company that works across multiple industries and sectors, GE looks forward to working with Woodside to deliver gas technology solutions for customers."

Last month, Ship & Bunker reported that Woodside said trade routes from northern Western Australia are the "perfect place" to drive the transition to LNG as a marine fuel.