Industry Report – Projects

Each Tuesday and Friday, CIN brings you the latest updates on major infrastructure projects – current and planned – across the nation. By tracking these updates, you can build your own database of substantial infrastructure projects about to commence or on the drawing boards.NEW SOUTH WALESBUILDINGBuilding Education Revolution – North Sydney, Hunter and Central Coast (Proposed)Principal: Commerce, Education and TrainingScope: Design and construct new facilities and refurbishments of 130 schools in Northern Sydney region and 250 schools in Hunter and Central Coast Status: Managing contractor appointed April 2009Purpose: Part of federal government’s Nation Building economic stimulus planContractors: Bovis Lend LeaseValue: $675 million (Northern Sydney region $275 million; Hunter and Central Coast $400 million)(New project: Lend Lease announcement of contract awarded to subsidiary Bovis Lend Lease, April 2009)QUEENSLANDBUILDINGSouth East Queensland Public Private Partnership Schools Project (Proposed)Principal: Education and Training, Aspire Schools (Leighton Contractors, Commonwealth Bank)Scope: Design and construct six new primary schools at Thornlands South in Brisbane, Peregian Springs on Sunshine Coast, Bellbird Park and Collingwood Park in Ipswich, East Coomera and Bundilla and one secondary school at Murrumba DownsStatus: Aspire Schools appointed to undertake financing, design, construction and maintenance of the schools for 30 years while all core school and education services will be provided by Education and Training, April 2009; construction commencing shortly on schools at Thornlands South and Peregian Springs, schools due to open January 2010; project construction completion 2014Purpose: Provide state education facilities in rapidly growing South East Queensland corridorContractors: Leighton subsidiary, Broad Construction Services (design and construct); Leighton Services (maintenance, routine operations)Value: $1.1 billion(New project: Leighton announcement of PPP to be financed using supported debt model, incorporating fully underwritten private-sector funding, including from NAB Capital, alongside public sector funding, April 2009)QUEENSLANDDEFENCELand 121 Phase 3 Project Stage 1 – Introduction into Service (IIS) Works, South East Queensland (Proposed)Principal: DefenceScope: Package 1: IIS rollout (to be based at Damascus Barracks) will enable receipt, inspection, fitting of equipment and registration of all new field vehicle and trailer (FV&T) vehicles, includes warehousing for vehicles, hardstand areas, inspection bays, heavy vehicle unloading ramps and appropriate support facilities (offices, amenities and roads)Package 2: IIS training facility to be based at RAAF Base Amberley, includes classrooms, offices, vehicle bays, refuelling points, vehicle wash points, safe driver training area and appropriate amenitiesStatus: Registrations of interest for design services consultant at Damascus Barracks, Meeandah and RAAF Base Amberley close May 26; design timeframe anticipated to run from August 2009 to April 2010, construction timeframe anticipated from July 2010 to April 2011 (subject to obtaining government approval and Parliamentary clearance)Purpose: Provide facilities to accommodate future FV&T fleet Contractors: NAValue: Package 1: $30-35 million (out-turned), package 2: $10-15 million (out-turned)(New project: Defence call for registrations of interest for Package 1 and Package 2 for IIS works, April 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAROADS/RAILRoad and Rail Safety Upgrades (Proposed)Principal: Road SafetyScope: Roundabout upgrade at Bald Hills Road/Springs Road, Mt Barker; roundabout upgrade at Hancock Road/Lower North East Road, Tea Tree Gully, shoulder sealing of Main North Road, Munno ParaStatus: State government announcement of funding under Nation Building economic stimulus plan, April 2008Purpose: Provide better and safer transport infrastructure and create jobs and economic activityContractors: NAValue: $3.3 million (Part of $30 million upgrade package)(New project: State government announcement of project, April 2009)VICTORIADEFENCELand 121 Phase 3 Project Stage 1 – Maintainer Training, BandianaPrincipal: DefenceScope: Includes classrooms to conduct training for the introduction into service (IIS), vehicle workshops, training workshops, storage facilities, offices, vehicle ramps and appropriate support amenitiesStatus: Call for registrations of interest for design services consultant for the project either at Latchford Barracks, Bonegilla or Bandiana North Barracks, Bandiana, dependent on sitting board approval, closes on May 26. Design timeframe anticipated to run from August 2009 to April 2010, construction timeframe anticipated from July 2010 to July 2011 (subject to obtaining government approval and Parliamentary clearance)Purpose: Provide facilities to accommodate the future FV&T fleetContractors: NAValue: $15-20 million (out-turned)(New project: Defence call for registrations of interest, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYPluto Liquefied Natural Gas Project, Burrup Peninsula (Current)Principal: Woodside (90%), Kansai Electric (5%), Tokyo Gas (5%)Scope: 180km, 36in subsea pipeline to onshore liquefied natural gas processing train on Burrup Peninsula, storage tanks, service infrastructure; loading jetty, shipping channel and turning basinStatus: Construction services contract for installation of major process modules, structural steel and pipe work awarded April 2009, completion 15 months; first gas due late 2010Purpose: Develop estimated 5tcf Pluto and Xena fields 190km northwest of Karratha Contractors: Onshore Foster Wheeler WorleyParsons (FEED and EPCM), BGC (storage and export site preparation), Leighton Contractors (LNG train site preparation), CB&I (storage tanks), Boskalis (dredging), Ngarda Alliance (accommodation), STP&I (module fabrication), Decmil Australia (civil works, central control room), Nomad (accommodation), Offshore EOS (front-end engineering), JP Kenny and Atteris (flowline, trunkline engineering), Acergy (subsea installation), McDermott Industries (platform installation), RCRFM Services (mechanical works, warehouse services), Forge Group (design and construct), CAPE Australia (scaffolding), AGC Industries (construction support services), Weld Engineering (fabrication of subsea tie-in spools), United Group (process modules, structural steel, pipe work)Value: $12 billion(Update: United Group announcement of construction services contract award, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAHEALTHKalgoorlie Hospital Redevelopment (Current)Principal: HealthScope: New emergency department, new palliative care unit with courtyard and creation of hospital entranceStatus: Appointment of architects to provide design and documentation for redevelopment, April 2009; forward works commenced, including replacement and upgrade of emergency generator sets and flood-proofing near current emergency department, April 2009; forward works completion by end 2009; main construction commencing 2010Purpose: Upgrade vital regional facilityContractors: Robinson Buildtech (forward works), Peter Hunt & Lyons ArchitectsValue: $55.8 million(Update: State government announcement of appointment of architect, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAPORTSAustralian Marine Complex Service and Supply Base, Cockburn Sound (Proposed)Principal: LandCorpScope: Service wharf to accommodate roll-on/roll-off vessels, 4ha staging area located within AMC common user facilityStatus: Call for tender for supply of sheet and tubular piles and tie rods, anticipated that steel piles will be supplied by October 2009 – tenders close May 14, 2009. In late April 2009, LandCorp intends to issue a request for tender for dredging works for the construction of the service and supply base. The works involve seabed dredging of 57,000cu.m to minus 8m Chart Datum with a maximum depth of cut in the order of 4m. It is anticipated the dredging contract will commence in July 2009 and be completed in early November 2009Purpose: Further develop WA’s offshore marine services industry; Chevron Australia to become its first user, enabling the company to deliver significant amounts of equipment by sea, which will substantially reduce number of road trains required to service its Gorgon project located 150km off state’s northwest coastContractors: NAValue: $35 million(Update: LandCorp all for tender, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYWheatstone Project, near Onslow, PilbaraPrincipal: ChevronScope: Multi-train 25Mtpa liquefied natural gas and domestic gas plant, includes installation of gas gathering, export and processing facilities in Commonwealth and state waters and on land. Domestic gas plant to have a capacity equal to 15% of LNG salesStatus: Environmental scoping document available for public review at: Department of Environment and Conservation, Library/Reading Room, 4th Floor, The Atrium, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth; JS Battye Library of Western Australian History, Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street, Northbridge; Department of Environment and Conservation Regional Office, Lot 3, Anderson Road, Karratha Industrial Estate, Karratha; Department of Environment and Conservation District Office, Exmouth District, 20 Nimitz Street, Exmouth; Shire of Ashburton Public Libraries, Onslow (Shire Office, Second Avenue), Tom Price (Community Centre), Paraburdoo (Paraburdoo Shopping Complex); Pannawonica (Pannawonica Drive). Public submissions close May 4, 2009Purpose: Process gas from fields located 145km offshore in the West Carnarvon BasinContractors: NAValue: NA(Update: Chevron announcement of availability of environmental scoping document for public comment, April 2009)

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