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Worley awarded FEL 2 contract to engineer Cerilon’s US gas-to liquids facility

Worley awarded FEL 2 contract to engineer Cerilon’s US gas-to liquids facility

Worley will be delivering front-end loading (FEL) 2 engineering for Cerilon’s major gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in North Dakota, US, using modularization to enhance speed to market, as both companies increase their focus on more sustainable projects.


Melbourne, Australia (15 March 2023): Worley, a global project delivery and asset services provider, has been selected by Cerilon, a Canadian based energy and resource development company, to provide engineering services for the FEL 2 stage of Cerilon’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in North Dakota, US. This GTL facility will convert natural gas to produce up to 24,000 barrels per day of low carbon emission, synthetic energy products, including ultra-low sulfur diesel, naphtha, and lubricant base oils. With new mandates expected in the US on transportation fuels, the production of these liquids will help meet high demand and assist with the country’s low carbon objectives.

The GTL facility will also include carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), to further enhance the project’s sustainability. The overall plan for the project is to adopt a design one, build many approach. This modularization methodology is one that Worley has considerable experience in, with customers leveraging this approach to enable a quick response time to market.

Worley’s global expertise and capacity to provide full EPC services were key drivers in Cerilon’s decision to select the company as its engineering partner. Rhys Mersereau, SVP of Operations, Worley, stated, “This energy transition project directly aligns with our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world. With escalating future energy demand and concerns for energy security at the forefront of our mind, the production of these low carbon energies will be crucial as we navigate towards net zero.”

Cerilon’s strategy is to replicate this major GTL facility in other sites across North America, with speed – achieved through modularization – and sustainability as the main drivers. Ron Opperman, CEO of Cerilon GTL, notes, “Cerilon GTL intends to adopt a design one – build many approach and the Worley team has the GTL experience and global reach that we were looking for in an engineering partner. Their capability to provide full engineering, procurement, and construction services and to support other important elements of our project design such as CCS makes them the right fit for our team.” 

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Published: 15-03-2023

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