QGC of Australia Awards AUD 250 Million Contract
QGC, developer of the Queensland Curtis LNG Project, said it has awarded a construction contract to Murphy Pipe and Civil Constructions to install gas and water gathering pipelines throughout QGC’s gas fields in the Surat Basin.
The initial phase of the contract is about A$250 million.
Brisbane-based Murphy Pipe and Civil will install high-density polyethylene pipe to gather and transport gas and water from wells to processing facilities.
QCLNG Project Senior Vice President Alexander (Sandy) Nairn said the contract was significant for the Western Downs region and would create many employment opportunities.
“Much of what we spend on the project goes into local communities in one way or another, through wages, supply of materials and associated services,” Mr Nairn said.
“The contractor has indicated that a further 250 people will be employed to fulfil the contract and that it will draw heavily on its network of Western Downs’ suppliers and service providers.”
The Murphy Pipe and Civil contract, which runs for about two years, complements other work the company is doing for QGC through innovative “spider plough” machinery and fast-fusion welding technology.
In 2011, QGC awarded a A$120 million contract to Iplex Pipelines to supply high-density polyethylene pipe for the gas fields through a new manufacturing plant at Toowoomba.
The plant is scheduled to reach full production by September 2012.
LNG World News Staff, May 8, 2012