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Leighton awarded contract for Gorgon LNG project

Oilfield Technology,

Leighton Contractors has been awarded a contract worth US$ 800 million to provide the civil and underground works package for the Gorgon project in Australia.

The contract win is in addition to the company’s current work in hand at the Gorgon Project where the company is completing works on the 2.1 km LNG jetty and marine structures in consortium with Saipem.

Craig Laslett, Managing Director for Leighton Contractors, said the company was proud to be given the opportunity to continue working at the Gorgon Project. “We have a genuine commitment to deliver the project with the highest standard of safety and to provide the expertise and services required to develop Australia’s energy needs in line with sustainable economic development.”

Ray Sputore, General Manager of Leighton Contractors Western Region, said, “Being the largest single resources project in Australia, we will be drawing on our pool of skilled workers as well as new talent to meet the peak target of 1500 employees across both Leighton contracts.”

The contract scope includes earthworks, in-situ and precast concrete and underground services, including drainage, piping and electrical and instrumentation cabling which will be installed within the LNG plant site.

The team will commence work immediately and expect to complete the project by mid-2013.

Leighton Contractors was previously awarded a contract in consortium with Saipem worth US$ 1.1 billion for the design, material supply, fabrication, construction and commissioning of the LNG jetty and marine structures, and the design, fabrication and installation of jetty preassembled racks.

The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47%), ExxonMobil (25%) and Shell (25%).

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