In January 2018, Woodside announced its intention to expand the Pluto LNG plant and build a second train of between 3 - 4 mmtpa. Subsequently the capacity was increased to between 4 - 5 mmtpa. The 5 mmtpa Pluto Expansion (Train 2) liquefaction train will be developed as a brownfield expansion of the existing plant. The project site has environmental approval for a total production capacity of 12 mmtpa. Woodside has awarded a FEED contract to Bechtel to undertake front-end engineering design.