27 April 2012
Australia’s Thiess Pty Ltd has secured a contract with Bechtel to undertake site preparation works for the downstream portion of the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, a LNG and domestic gas project in Western Australia. The total contract value is estimated at AUD 450 million. Thiess will take on the bulk and final-finish earthworks for the plant, storm water drainage system and access roads around the project.
This is the company’s fourth contract on the Wheatstone LNG project.
In joint venture with various international partners, Thiess is already contracted to Bechtel to construct the materials offloading facility and LNG and condensate tanks. The company is also contracted to Chevron to deliver the Wheatstone microtunnel.
Work will begin onsite in early fourth quarter 2012 with site preparation works scheduled for completion in early 2014. The contract is forecast to include 95% Australian content and is expected to create 400 Western Australian jobs.