Thiess, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton (LEI), has won a $325 million contract from coal seam gas explorer and producer QGC Pty Limited to construct gas processing facilities for one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. The six field compression stations and one central processing plant, to be built about 30km north- west of Dalby in southern Queensland, represent some of the upstream facilities being developed by QGC for its Queensland Curtis LNG Project (QCLNG). The facilities will process gas for transport via an underground pipeline to Gladstone. On Curtis Island, off Gladstone, the gas will be converted into liquefied natural gas for export.
Thiess Managing Director Bruce Munro said the contract was testimony to the multi-disciplinary expertise and experience Thiess brings to such a large geographically-dispersed project. “Thiess has a culture of valuing and building long-term partnerships and we are proud to work with QGC on this project of state significance,” Mr Munro said. Work will begin in February 2012 and is expected to be completed in April next year. The project will extend Thiess’ presence in the upstream coal seam gas sector in the region where its founding fathers started the business more than 77 years ago.
Thiess has an annual turnover of $7 billion and nearly $22 billion work in hand. With over 19,000 employees, it has become Australia’s leading and most trusted construction, mining and services contractor. Thiess is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leighton