WDS wins massive LNG contract

WDS has won a huge $280 million contract to provide gas gathering works for Australia Pacific LNG.

The contract will see it provide site preparation and access for 345 well lease pads in South East Queensland; more than 760 km of gas and water pipelines, power distribution, and electrical and mechanical equipment.

It will begin work next month, with the contract expected to run for initial term of three years, although there is an option to extend it for a further four years.

Terry Chapman, WDS managing director, said "this contract is a major step for WDS' Energy and Infrastructure division…… [it] is WDS' largest single contract to date.

"The Australia Pacific LNG Upstream works illustrates the continued growth of the Queensland Coal Seam Gas sector and justifies our continued investment in plant, equipment, personnel, systems, and procedures required to undertake projects of this nature," he added.

The work will be carried out at Reedy Creek/Combabula, near Roma, with a peak workforce of around 250 personnel.