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 WALESDEFENCEMilitary Working Dogs Unit RAAF Base, Williamtown, (Proposed)Principal: DefenceScope: Design services contract to complete design documentation for one of two options (a) extension and alterations to existing military working dogs facilities at RAAF Base Williamtown, including noise attenuation of new and old facilities or (b) construction of new military working dogs’ facilities (including possible noise attenuation of all buildings) located in an alternate location at RAAF Base WilliamtownStatus: Call for expressions of interest by consultants close April 7, 2009; project timeframe is anticipated to include design through 2009; and, subject to parliamentary approval, construction from mid-2010 to end 2011Contractors: NAValue: $5-8 million(New project: Defence call for invitation to register, February 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYBUILDINGRosebery Schools, Palmerston (Current)Principal: EducationScope: Preschool and primary school for 600 students; middle school for 850 studentsStatus: Construction contract awarded March 2009; construction commencing March 2009; completion 20 months; school opening 2011Purpose: Improve Palmerston learning environmentsContractors: BMD Constructions (headworks); Halikos (construction)Value: $59,394,500(Update: NT government announcement of contract, March 2009)QUEENSLANDENERGYFisherman’s Landing LNG Project, Gladstone (Proposed)Principal: Gladstone LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd) 40%; Golar LNG (40%)Scope: Stage 1, 1.5-million-tonne-per-annum natural-gas liquefaction plant, infrastructure and facilities, wharf-loading facilities upgrade; Stage 2, expansion to 3MtpaStatus: Licence agreement securing Fisherman’s Landing area for project; environmental impact statement submitted, August 2008; engineering-construction service contract awarded, July 2008; engineering, procurement and construction joint-venture agreement due by December 2008; construction phase due early 2009; EIS and all supplementary documentation are of sufficient standard to allow EIS to proceed to final stage, February 2009; first LNG delivery, late 2012Purpose: Mid-scale LNG plant with expected life of 25 years utilising gas supply from Arrow EnergyContractors: WorleyParsons and Arup (engineering design), SK Engineering and Construction (engineering and construction services); Laing O’Rourke Australia (proposed EPA contractor under JV)Value: $US400 million (Update: Liquefied Natural Gas announces EPA status, February 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIAWATERAdelaide Desalination Project, Port Stanvac (Proposed)Principal: SA WaterScope: 50-gigalitre desalination plant based on reverse osmosis technology with features to allow for upgrade to 75 gigalitres or 100GL per annum at Port Stanvac, includes intake and outfall conduits to draw raw seawater into facility and return approved waste systems to Gulf of St VincentStatus: Major development assessment approval, includes conditions on final design and location of diffuser, 11 conditions requiring management and monitoring plans to be put in place and further licensing requirements, February 2009; first water, December 2010;Purpose: Provide drought-proof water supplyContractors: Preferred Construction bidder Adelaide Aqua (Acciona Agua-United Utilities-McConnell Dowell-Abigroup Contractors); McConnell Dowell-Built Environs (transfer pipeline)Value: $1.374 billion(Update: State government announcement of major development approval, February 2009)SOUTH AUSTRALIARAILRail Signalling. East West Corridor (Proposed)Principal: Australian Rail Track (ARTC)Scope: Corridor works include signal-design and signal-construction field works from installation through to testing and commissioning of completed worksStatus: Expressions of interest close March 13; completion, two yearsPurpose: Increase efficiency and sustainability of rail freightContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: ARTC call for expressions of interest, February 2009)QUEENSLANDWATER/WASTEWATERIpswich City Infrastructure Project (Proposed)Principal: Ipswich City CouncilScope: Three sewerage-treatment-plant augmentations, one new sewerage treatment plant, new and augmented sewer-trunk mains and pump stationsStatus: Call for expressions of interest for preliminary design of four sewerage treatment plants, preliminary design of trunk mains and pump stations, surveying, geotechnical investigations, environmental studies and approvals close March 20, 2009Contractors: ThiessValue: $400 million (New Project; Thiess call for expressions of interest, February 2009)VICTORIAENERGY Coldry Plant, La Trobe Valley (Proposed)Principal: Environmental Clean TechnologiesScope: Two-million-tonne-per-annum plant increasing to 20Mtpa by 2020Status: Heads of agreement signed with Thang Long Investment and Commercial Joint Stock Company TL (parent company of Victoria Capital) to establish plant, February 2009; preferred site La Trobe Valley subject to suitable power, rail and port infrastructurePurpose: Construct plant to use coldry technology for dewatering brown coal to produce black-coal substituteContractors: ARUP, McConnell Dowell, Transfield ServicesValue: $6 billion(New project: Environmental Clean Technologies announcement of HOA, February 2009)

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