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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORYRAILRail Infrastructure and Transport Hub, East LakePrincipal: Planning and Land AuthorityScope: Construct rail infrastructure and transport hubStatus: Call for tender for feasibility study closes April 30, 2009Purpose: Cater for increased population, reduce road congestionContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: Planning and Land Authority call for tender, April 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESROADSPacific Highway Upgrade, Narara to Ourimbah (Proposed)Principal: Roads & Traffic AuthorityScope: Stage 3 upgrade of F3 freeway between Railway Crescent intersection at Lisarow and Glen Road OurimbahStatus: Hyder Consulting appointed to investigate best method of upgrading, consultancy completion March 2010; community information session at Niagara Park Community Centre Hall, Niagara Park Shopping Centre, Washington Avenue, Niagara Park, on April 8, 7pm start, April 2009Purpose: Improve safety and reduce number of crashes, reduce road congestion, minimise impact on environmentContractors: NAValue: NA (Hyder Consulting $7,360,316)(New project: RTA announcement of appointment of project consultant, April 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESDEFENCEDangerous Goods facility and Cadet Headquarters, Bullecourt Barracks, Adamstown (Proposed)Principal: SpotlessScope: Construct dangerous goods facility and demountable “Lysaght” cadet headquarters, includes earthworks, construction of concrete slabs and footways, erection of structural steel wall and roof members clad in sheeting, including windows and personnel doors, blockwork, electrical works, hydraulic worksStatus: Call for tender closes April 30Purpose: Provide facilities for the Adamstown Military AreaContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: Spotless call for tender, April 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYROADSTiger Brennan Drive Upgrade, Darwin (Proposed)Principal: NT governmentScope: Extend existing inbound overtaking lane between Amy Johnson Avenue and Bombing Road by 1.4km, extend outbound overtaking lane between Woolner Road and Benison Road by 600mStatus: Contract award April 2009, completion by end 2009 dry seasonPurpose: Improve road safety and ease traffic congestion in and out of DarwinContractors: Downer EDIValue: $2.2 million(Update: NT government announcement of contract award, April 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIABUILDINGLyell McEwin Hospital Car Park. Adelaide (Current)Principal: HealthScope: Multi-deck car park to provide 1242-car, 10-motorcycle and 116-bicycle spacesStatus: Construction commenced April 2009, completion 2010Purpose: Meet increased needContractors: NAValue: $25 million(Update: State government announcement of project commencement, April 2009)TASMANIABUILDINGNew Science and Language Centres, Tasmanian Government SchoolsPrincipal: EducationScope: Construct 500 science laboratories and language learning centresStatus: Call for tender for specialist architectural or engineering services to assist in assessing applications, designing and constructing or refurbishment of science and/or learning centres in government schools, closes April 24; schools to be built within 2009-2010 financial year, April 2009Purpose: Provide new facilities and refurbishments in schools to meet needs of 21st century student and teachers as part of the federal government Building the Education Revolution (BER)Contractors: NAValue: NA (part of $14.7 billion BER program)(New project: State government call for tender, 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 support services contract awarded to AGG Industries April 2009; contract for fabrication of subsea tie-in spools and project management involving associated aspects of engineering and fabrication awarded to Link Weld Engineering, April 2009; 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)Value: $12 billion(Updates: Announcement by AusGroup of contract award to subsidiary AGC Industries, April 2009, and announcement by Neptune Marine of subsidiary Link Weld Engineering award of contract by Acergy Australia)WESTERN AUSTRALIAPORTSUtah Point Multi-User Berth, Finucane Island, Port Hedland (Current)Principal: Port Hedland Port AuthorityScope: 18Mtpa capacity multi-user public berth to accommodate Panamax and small Cape-size vessels to 120,000dwt, includes dredging, travelling shiploader and associated materials handling facilities, stockpile area, new multi-user access road to Finucane IslandStatus: Call for tender for structural, mechanical, piping and electrical (SMPE) to undertake the following: supply, deliver, install and commission structural steel (1300t) comprising five conveyors and three transfer towers; site buildings and amenities; mechanical items including idlers, minor drives and pumps; piping (4000m), valves and connections for fire and dust suppression; three water tanks (total 1 million litres), HV (7500m) and LV (12,500m) cabling and lighting towers; miscellaneous concrete works; control and communication cabling. Erect install and commission the following PHPA supplied equipment: mechanical – motors, drivers, pulleys and belts, hopper train; electrical – HV switchgear, transformers and RMUs; instrumentation – PLC control system; and ship loader. Call for tender ends April 15, contract award late June 2009, site installation September 2009 to June 2010Purpose: Fourth port berth to cater for future trade growth at Australia’s second-highest volume port, provide access for emerging iron ore exporters and other mineral producersContractors: Marine and Civil Construction (wharf construction)Value: $225 million ($105 million of this funding secured from foundation customers: Atlas Iron, Aurox Resources, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Consolidated Minerals, HiTec Energy and Process Minerals International)(Update: Port Hedland call for tender SMPE contract, April 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAROADS/RAILBoom Gates for Rail Crossings Program (Current)Principal: Regional Development and Northern AustraliaScope: Install boom gates and other safety measures at 62 high-risk level crossings around Western Australia, 28 on national network projects and 34 on non-network projectsStatus: Construction commencing March 2009; funding from $150 million February 2009 Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program, April 2008Purpose: Improve safety and prevent accidents at level crossingsContractors: NAValue: $14.07 million(New project: federal government announcement of commencement of project, March 2009)

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