QGC Awards AUD 279 Million Earthmoving Contracts, Australia

QGC Awards Earthmoving Contracts to Five Surat Basin Businesses

QGC, operator of the Queensland Curtis LNG Project, has awarded earthmoving contracts totalling more than A$279 million to five Surat Basin businesses, creating up to 200 new jobs.

The successful contractors include Bruhl Roadworks and Earthmoving of Tara, Mike Jones Earthmoving of Wandoan, Ostwald Bros of Dalby, Jeff Reid Earthmoving of Emerald, and Clein Excavations and Tipper Hire of Chinchilla.

Under the contracts, which have been let progressively over recent months, the businesses will do earthwork for well sites and roads for up to three years in QGC’s Surat Basin gas fields.

QGC Managing Director Derek Fisher said the Queensland firms associated with the latest contracts were committed to employing local people and to using local goods and services where possible.

“Across Queensland, local communities are benefitting from QGC’s investment in home-grown suppliers of goods and services,” Mr Fisher said.

“We will be operating in the Surat Basin for decades and we want local businesses to thrive and develop through our presence.”

LNG World News Staff, December 14, 2012