Chevron awards Leighton $800MM Gorgon LNG contract

Source: Leighton Contractors

Leighton Contractors has been awarded a contract by Chevron (NYSE:CVX) to deliver the civil and underground works package for the Gorgon LNG Project in Western Australia valued at more than $800 million. 

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 are expected to be complete by mid 2013.

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

“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 1,500 employees across both Leighton contracts,” Ray Sputore, General Manager of Leighton Contractors Western Region said.

Leighton Contractors was previously awarded a contract in consortium with Saipem worth $1.1 billion dollars for the design, material supply, fabrication, construction and commissioning of the LNG jetty and marine structures, and the design, fabrication and installation of jetty Pre Assembled 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 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent) and Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (one percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).

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