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.NORTHERN TERRITORYRESOURCESInpex LNG plant at Blaydin Point, Middle Arm (Proposed)Principal: InpexScope: 8Mtpa two-train LNG plant, 850km pipeline from Ichthys gas fieldStatus: Front end engineering and design contract awarded ahead of final investment decision, January 2009; construction commencing 2010, first exports late 2014/early 2015Purpose: Develop Ichthys field in Browse Basin off WA with reserves of 12.8 trillion cubic feet of gas and 527 million barrels of condensate Contractors: FEED – JKC Joint Venture (JGC Corporation, KBR, Chiyoda Corporation)Value: $20 billion(Update: NT government announcement of contract award, January 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYURBAN DEVELOPMENTFlagstaff Park Development, Cullen Bay, Darwin (Proposed)Scope: 4.6ha park, viewing platform, restaurant/function area site, revegetation, exercise tracks, Nurses Walk link to Mindil Beach, stair access to Marina Boulevard and Cullen Bay, additional car parkingStatus: Public comments on master plan close February 27, 2009Purpose: Enhance quality of Darwin life and encourage tourismValue: NAContractors: NA(Update: NT announcement of submissions on master plan, January 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESGladstone Nickel Project, Gladstone State Development Area (Proposed)Principal: Gladstone Pacific NickelScope: Nickel and cobalt refinery to process 1.3 billion pounds nickel and 88.6 million pounds cobalt, includes high pressure acid leach (HPAL) plant and metal refinery in Yarwun precinct of GSDA; nickel mines and loadout/shipping facilities in New Caledonia, ore importation facilities at Port of Gladstone; nickel mine at Marlborough with ore railed to refinery at Gladstone; storage facility in Aldoga Precinct of GSDAStatus: Environmental impact statement for Stages 1 and 2 approved January 2009, Stage 1 production commencing late 2012, subject federal environmental approvalPurpose: Owning and developing nickel laterite deposits in southwest Pacific region and producing refined nickel metalContractors: NAValue: $3.65 billion(New project: State government announcement of EIS approval, January 2009)QUEENSLANDDEFENCEEnhanced Land Force Stage 1 – Additional Rifle Flights Facilities, RAAF Base Amberley (Proposed)Principal: DefenceScope: Redevelopment of existing Airfield Defence Squadron facilities at RAAF Base Amberley’s Attached Property 2 including refurbishment of existing and construction of new working accommodation, new storage and warehousing facilities, training facilities, armoury, ablutions, vehicle shelter and associated engineering services and site worksStatus: Registrations of interest close February 10; subject parliamentary clearance, January 2009, construction commencing mid-2009, completion mid-late 2010Contractors: NAValue: $40-50 million (New project: Defence announcement of registrations of interest, January 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESSouth of Embley Project (Proposed)Principal: Rio Tinto Aluminium (RTA)Scope: Open cut bauxite mine, beneficiation plant, port and stockpile facilities near Boyd Point, South of Weipa, ancillary infrastructureStatus: Submissions on environmental impact statement close February 16, 2009Purpose: Ensure continuation of RTA’s mining in region for next 40 yearsContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: State government call for EIS submissions, January 2009)QUEENSLANDWATERNorthern Pipeline Interconnector (NPI), Stage 2 NambourPrincipal: LinkWaterScope: 48km pipeline and associated facilities from existing Noosa water treatment plant near Cooroy to termination point for NPI Stage 1 near Landers Shute water treatment plant at Eudlo, includes 30m wide pipeline corridor, three pump stations, one balance tankStatus: Submissions on environmental impact statement close March 9, 2009, completion end 2011Purpose: Drought contingency project to supply 65ML per day treated potable water from Sunshine Coast to BrisbaneContractors: NAValue: Part of $9 billion southeast Queensland water grid(Update: State government call for EIS submissions, January 2009)VICTORIARESOURCESMurray Basin Stage 2, Kulwin (Current)Principal: Iluka ResourcesScope: Dewater and develop rutile and zircon dry mining operation to supply Hamilton heavy mineral separation plant, construct two reverse osmosis plantsStatus: Mining work commenced January 2009, final work plan and work authority approvals received January 2009; accommodation facility completed, preparatory minesite works commenced, first production Q1 2009Purpose: Access resource base in northern part of Murray Basin for predicted five-year mine life Contractors: NAValue: $209 million(Update: State government announcement of commencement of mining, January 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAWATERDrakesbrook Dam, near Waroona Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Water CorporationScope: Modify dam embankment, replace existing spillway, improvements to outlet infrastructureStatus: Upgrade in two stages over total of 18 months commencing February 2009, dam to be emptied by April 2009 Purpose: Part of statewide program to bring public dams in line with current engineering standardsContractors: NAValue: NA(New project: Water Corporation announcement of project, January 2009)

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