Overview

The Viva Energy Gas Terminal Project comprises the development of a gas terminal using a ship known as a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), which would be continuously moored at Refinery Pier in Corio Bay, Geelong.

The FSRU would store Liquid Nitrogen Gas (LNG) received from visiting LNG carriers (that would moor directly adjacent to the FSRU), and regasify the LNG as required to meet south-eastern Australian gas market demand.

The key components of the project:

  • a jetty footprint of two hectares (including the existing Refinery Pier footprint) for construction of an angled jetty arm (approximately 570 metres long) to the existing Refinery Pier and ancillary jetty infrastructure including high pressure gas unloading arms;
  • continuous mooring of an FSRU, up to 300 metres in length, at the new berth;
  • dredging to deepen an area in the vicinity of the Refinery Pier;
  • construction of nitrogen and odorant injection facilities on refinery premises;
  • construction of 2.5 kilometres of aboveground gas pipeline connecting the FSRU to the new injection facility; and
  • construction of four kilometres of underground gas transmission pipeline, connecting to the South West Pipeline (SWP) at Lara.

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