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CIMIC secures major contract with Australia Pacific LNG

CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has won a $90 million contract with Australia Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (APLNG) to deliver over 300 coal seam gas wells in the Surat Basin, Queensland.

CPB will work on the project until 2021, having already provided infrastructure for over 800 wells with APLNG over the past five years.

The company will create infrastructure for track access and well site lease pad preparation, as well as gas and water pipelines, electrical supply and post-installation rehabilitation.

APLNG, a joint venture between Australia’s Origin Energy (37.5 per cent), American multinational ConocoPhillips (37.5 per cent) and Chinese giant Sinopec (25 per cent), is the largest coal seam gas producer in Australia.

The company owns and operates several LNG facilities across the Bowen and Surat Basin regions of Queensland, with product transported to both domestic and Asian markets (particularly China and Japan).

CIMIC chief executive officer Michael Wright commented, “CPB Contractors’ expertise in supporting the delivery of liquefied natural gas, combined with the specialist skills of (CIMIC subsidiaries) Thiess, Sedgman and UGL, means the CIMIC Group continues to play a central role in the vital work of the energy and resources sectors.”

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