Industry Report – Projects

NEW SOUTH WALESRAILSouth West Rail Link – Glenfield Transport Interchange (Current)Principal: Transport Infrastructure Development CorporationScope: Glenfield station upgrade and bus/rail interchange, Glenfield Junction rail flyover, rail works, Glenfield multi-storey car park, Glenfield South substation and Seddon Park commuter carparkStatus: Shortlisted tenderers announced for rail track extension between Glenfield south and Leppington, includes new stations at Edmondson Park and Leppington, commuter carparking at both new stations, train stabling facility, May 2010. Project completion end 2015Contractors: Shortlist for track extension Glenfield South and Leppington – Leighton Abigroup Joint Venture, John Holland, Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction. Glenfield Junction Alliance made up of TIDC, MVM Rail, Macmahon, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Glenfield station upgrade and bus/rail interchange, Glenfield Junction rail flyover), RailCorp and Novo Rail (rail works), North Shore Paving (Seddon Park carpark), St Hilliers (Glenfield multi-storey carpark)Value: $619 million (part of $2.1 billion project)(Update: State government announcement of shortlisted tenderers, May 2010)NEW SOUTH WALESRAILMajor Infrastructure for Broken Hill (Proposed)Principal: Australian Rail Track CorporationScope: Re-rail lines between Whyalla and Broken Hill and between Parkes and Broken Hill to allow both lines to be used by heavier trains (value $312 million). Replace old wooden sleepers on line between Parkes and Broken Hill with 1 million new concrete sleepers (value $253 million)Status: Federal government announcement of project, May 2010; construction commencing later in 2010Contractor: NAValue: $565 million(New project: Federal government announcement of project, May 2010)NEW SOUTH WALESRAILLight rail Lilyfield and Dulwich Hill, Sydney (Proposed)Principal: Transport and InfrastructureScope: 5.6km light rail extension from Lilyfield and Dulwich HillStatus: Preconstruction study available for three weeks of community consultation, following which state government to determine scope of work and develop environmental assessment for discussion. Submissions close June 7, 2010Contractors: NAValue: NA (first step in rollout of Sydney’s $500 million light rail expansion and part of NSW government’s $50.2 billion Metropolitan Transport Plan) (Update: State government announcement of project status, May 2010)QUEENSLANDENERGYAustralia Pacific LNG (APLNG), Laird Point, Curtis Island, Gladstone (Proposed)Principal: APLNG (Origin Energy, ConocoPhillips)Scope: 3.5 million tonne per annum increasing to 14-16Mtpa LNG four-train gas processing plant and associated facilities where gas will be cooled and liquefied for shipping overseas, gas transmission line to Queensland coastStatus: Final investment decision targeted for end 2010; first LNG to international markets in 2014Purpose: Further develop APLNG’s CSG fields, export to international markets, supply to power stations, industry and for domestic heating and cooking, create 5000 jobs during construction and 1000 jobs during operation of projectContractors: NA (Origin responsible for development and management of CSG facilities and pipeline, ConocoPhillips responsible for construction and management of LNG plant)Value: $35 billion(Update: Origin Energy announcement on status of FID, May 2010)QUEENSLANDWATERConnors River Dam and Pipelines Project, near Mt Bridget (Proposed)Principal: SunWaterScope: Dam with yield up to 49,500 megalitres per annum of high-priority water, 133km pipelineStatus: SunWater is expecting strong demand for water from dam due to increasing resources expansion in the Galilee and Bowen basins, and has called for foundation customers to reserve high-priority allocations, May 2010. Construction commencing mid-late 2011; water available from 2014Contractors: NAValue: $824 million(Update: SunWater call for water reservation from foundation customers, May 2010)VICTORIAROADSPrinces Highway duplication between Traralgon and Sale (Current)Principal: Roads and Ports, TransportScope: Rebuild road with two lanes in each direction, raised central median, safety improvements at four intersections. Stage 1, 1.5km stretch of highway between Traralgon-Maffra Road and Stammers Road in Traralgon East. Stage 2, upgrading 4.5km section between Wurruk and SaleStatus: State government has committed $35,000 to project in 2010 state budget; tenders advertised for Stage 2; work commencing 2010Contractors: Stage 1 (Fulton Hogan)Value: $175 million (federal government $140,000, state government $35,000)(Update: State government announcement of project status, May 2010)VICTORIARAILCardinia Road Railway Station, Melbourne (Proposed)Principal: Transport, Metro TrainsScope: Two platforms with passenger shelters and seating; pick-up bays for buses, taxi rank; park and ride facility, drop-off zone; electronic timetable and passenger information displays; closed-circuit camera security surveillance; pedestrian and bicycle access; underpass linkStatus: Call for tender closes June 11, 2010Contractors: Arup, Cox (architects)Value: Part of $220 million New Stations in Growth Areas program(New project: State government announcement of project, May 2010)VICTORIARAILLynbrook Railway Station, Melbourne (Proposed)Principal: Transport. Metro TrainsScope: Passenger shelters and seating; bus stops, taxi rank; park and ride facility, drop-off zone; electronic timetable and passenger information displays; closed-circuit camera security surveillance; pedestrian and bicycle accessStatus: Call for tender closes June 11, 2010Value: NA (part of $220 million New Stations in Growth Areas program)(New project: State government announcement of project, May 2010)VICTORIABUILDINGMen’s Prison, Ararat (Proposed)Principal: CorrectionsScope: Construct 350-bed men’s prisonStatus: Construction contract awarded to Aegis Consortium, May 2010; construction commencing 2010; completion 2012Contractors: Aegis Consortium (Bilfinger Berger, Commonwealth Bank, St Hilliers Contracting, Hawkins Construction and Programmed Facility Management)Value: NA(Update: State government announcement of award of contract, May 2010)WESTERN AUSTRALIAENERGYWheatstone Project, Ashburton North, Onslow, PilbaraPrincipal: Chevron, Apache Julimar (16.25%), Kufpec (8.75%)Scope: Initial two LNG processing trains each with a 4.3Mtpa capacity, domestic gas plant includes installation of gas-gathering, export and processing facilities in federal and state waters and on landStatus: Chevron announced final investment decision on track for 2011, May 2010Purpose: Facility to be supplied initially from Chevron’s 100% interest in the Wheatstone field and Chevron-operated Iago field (WA-253-P, WA-17-R)Contractors: Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals (downstream FEED), Intecsea (upstream FEED – gas-gathering, export and processing facilities), Technip Oceania (upstream FEED – production platform), Golder Associates (geotechnical investigations, LNG plant)Value: NA(Update: Chevron announcement of status of final investment decision, May 2010)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATEROrd-East Kimberley Expansion Project (Current)Principal: Regional Development, LandsScope: Ord irrigation scheme and East Kimberley Development package includes road infrastructure for 14,000ha development, including potentially Packsaddle area, Ord West Bank, Mantinea and M2 areaStatus: Construction commenced on 22 new agricultural lots, 19km channel, 14km road extension and irrigation control structures, May 2010Contractors: Construction – Moonamang Joint Venture (Leighton/Indigenous Business Australia Joint Venture); site works for accommodation village – Ertech; accommodation village – FleetwoodValue: $415 million program ($220 million from state’s Royalties for Regions funding and $195 million under federal government’s Nation Building – East Kimberley Development Package) (Update: State government announcement of project commencement, May 2010)WESTERN AUSTRALIARESOURCESChristmas Creek Iron Ore Project, East Pilbara (Current)Principal: Fortescue Metals GroupScope: 50Mtpa includes Stage 1, 19Mtpa crushing, washing, screening and fines processing operationStatus: Downer EDI awarded preferred tenderer status on six-year contract for provision of mining services, May 2010Contractors: Downer EDI (mining), Crushing Services International (crushing and processing)Value: $360 million(Update: Downer EDI announcement of contract award, May 2010)

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