1200 jobs on offer after $615m LNG contract win

Construction and engineering company Kentz has won a $615 million contract for the electrical and instrumentation work at the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin.

The contract was awarded by JKC Australia LNG, the company responsible forthe engineering, procurement and construction of the Ichthys LNG Project's onshore facilities, including the gas processing plant at Blaydin Point.

The contract, for which site preparation work will commence in August 2014, has a duration of 30 months and will provide more than 1,200 jobs.

The scope of work includes the provision of services for site wide E&I installation for the two process trains and utilities, and additional pre-commissioning and commissioning expertise.

Managing director of Kentz in Australia, Chris Warlow said the company’s success at Ichthys showed its agile approach to customer needs.

The Ichthys LNG Project is a Joint Venture between INPEX group companies, major partner TOTAL,  and Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.

It is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

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