Australia: QCLNG Contract Goes to Kentz
Kentz Corporation Limited announced the award of the integrated commissioning services contract on the Queensland Curtis (QCLNG) project in Australia.
The contract is for an initial 12 month period, with an option to extend for a further two years.
Kentz’s scope includes the provision of multidiscipline commissioning and start-up services for the upstream facilities from 1,200 well sites, through 19 field compression stations, four central gas processing plants and 380 kilometres of pipeline supplying the LNG liquefaction plant.
QGC, a BG Group business, is developing coal seam gas in the Surat Basin of southern Queensland for domestic and export markets through its Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project. The project’s first phase comprises two processing trains with a design life of at least 20 years, which will produce a combined 8.5 million tonnes of LNG a year. First LNG is expected in 2014.
Christian Brown, Chief Executive of Kentz Group commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by QGC, which builds on Kentz’s core strength in Technical Support Services of providing commissioning solutions for oil and gas facilities. Kentz has worked in Australia since 1985 and we take great pride in continuing to deliver safe and successful projects for leading resource clients.”
LNG World News Staff, February 16, 2012; Image: QGC