ExxonMobil Guyana said it is on track for the completion of the pipeline network for the US$1.7 billion gas-to-energy project. Country Manager, Alistair Routledge recently assured that the pipeline will be ready to deliver gas for the government’s onshore facilities at the Wales Development Site by year-end.
He explained that the project’s pipeline spans from connections at the Liza Phase One and Two floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels through deep and shallow waters to the onshore facility at Wales. This is where ExxonMobil’s role transitions to the government, which is responsible for the construction of the Natural Gas Liquids plant and associated facilities as well as a 300MW power generation plant that will be connected to the national grid.
Routledge provided specific updates on the construction status, stating, “The onshore portion is about 40 percent complete…On the offshore pipeline, it is about overall 55 percent complete.” This includes the laying and burying of onshore pipes and the completion of key offshore sections.
The gas-to-energy project, a joint venture between the Guyanese government and ExxonMobil, is a cornerstone in Guyana’s strategy to leverage its rapid economic growth for global competitiveness. T
With the pipeline installation and plant construction underway, government has said repeatedly that this project represents a major step toward more affordable, reliable, and cleaner energy in Guyana, setting a new standard for energy projects in the region.