Contract Has Estimated Value of US$2.3 Billion
(NYSE:CBI) announced today that Chevron Australia Pty Ltd has awarded
CB&I a contract for the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work
on the Gorgon Project on Barrow Island, Western Australia. The contract
has an estimated value of US$2.3 billion and is scheduled to be
completed in 2015.
The contract work scope includes the structural, mechanical, piping,
electrical, instrumentation and commissioning support for the
construction of three LNG trains (with a total capacity 15 million
tonnes per annum), including associated utilities and a domestic gas
processing and compression plant. The work will be performed by CBI
Kentz JV, a joint venture between CB&I and Kentz.
"This contract builds on our 75-year history in Australia, where we have
an extensive track record of outstanding LNG project execution, proven
ability to work in environmentally sensitive areas, and superior safety
performance," said Philip K. Asherman, President and CEO. "We are fully
committed to working safely and responsibly to meet our client's
requirements on this world-class project."
CB&I has a continuing presence on the project, having been contracted to
provide the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of
the Gorgon Project's two 180,000 cubic meter full containment LNG tanks,
four condensate tanks and the associated utilities. That contract,
valued at approximately $550 million, was awarded in Sept. 2009.
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).
The project will develop the Greater Gorgon gas fields, located between
130km and 200km off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The
Greater Gorgon gas fields, Australia's largest-known gas resource,
contains about 40 trillion cubic feet of gas.
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technology, proven EPC
expertise, and unrivaled storage
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