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Industry Report – Projects

NEW SOUTH WALES ROADSCowpasture Road Upgrade (Current)Principal: Roads and Traffic AuthorityScope: Upgrade Cowpasture Road to four lanes between North Liverpool Road and M7Status: Contract awarded November 2008, completion 2010Purpose: Improved access for local motorists and safer road environment for all road usersContractor: Cut & FillValue: $78 million(Update: RTA announcement of contract award, November 2008)QUEENSLANDENERGYGladstone LNG Project (Proposed)Principal: Santos (60%), Petronas (40%)Scope: 450km gas pipeline from Bowen and Surat basin coal seam methane fields to Gladstone, initial 3.5Mtpa LNG liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, Gladstone Status: Downstream front end engineering design contract awarded December 2008, commencing early 2009; final investment decision first half 2010; first exports scheduled 2014Purpose: Develop Santos coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas strategyContractors: Bechtel (FEED downstream components)Value: $A7.7 billion(Update: Santos announcement of contract award, December 2008)SOUTH AUSTRALIA WATERAdelaide Desalination Project, Port Stanvac (Proposed)Principal: SA WaterScope: 50 gigalitre desalination plant with features to allow for upgrade to 75 gigalitres at Port Stanvac, 2.5km seawater intake and outlet pipelines, capability to upgrade to 300ML/dayStatus: Call for expressions of interest for independent verifier December 2008, construction contract award due 2009Purpose: Provide drought-proof water supplyContractors: Construction shortlist РAddwater (Veolia Water-John Holland), Water First (Degremont-Thiess-Thiess Services), Adelaide Aqua (Acciona Agua-United Utilities-McConnell Dowell-Abigroup Contractors); McConnell Dowell-Built Environs (transfer pipeline)Value: $1.1 billion(Update: State government announcement of call for expressions of interest for verifier, December 2008)TASMANIAROADSSouth Arm Highway, Rokeby and Clarendon Vale Upgrade (Current)Principal: Infrastructure, Energy and ResourcesScope: Upgrade highway to four lanes between Shoreline and Howrah Garden Centre (underway), initial upgrade to Pass Road intersection, subsequent upgrades to Burtonia Street, Droughty Point Road and Hawthorn Place intersectionsStatus: State government long term planning for highway upgrade from Oceana Drive to Droughty Point Road, 20-year protection of bypass alignment; intersection upgrade commencing 2009Purpose: Meet growth in residential subdivisions, improve traffic flow and improve safety`Contractors: NAValue: Part of $10 million highway upgrade (Update: State government announcement of project status, December 2008)TASMANIAROADSLake Secondary Road, Deloraine-Meander Road Junction Upgrade (Proposed)Principal: Infrastructure, Energy and ResourcesScope: Widen and strengthen road, realign curves, remove dips and bumps, install safety barriers, two stock underpassesStatus: Construction commencing January 2009, completion end March 2010Purpose: Boost economy through infrastructure renewal and developmentContractors: Hazell Bros Civil ContractingValue: $8 million(New project: State government announcement of contract award, December 2008)VICTORIAWATER/WASTEWATER Wonthaggi Desalination Plant (Proposed)Principal: WaterScope: Desalination plant to supply up to 150 billion litres of water a year; 85km pipeline to link to Melbourne water supplyStatus: Seawater sampling unit installed December 2008; offshore drilling platform to be established 2009, pilot plant in use January 2009; EIS assessment due January 2009; design, construct, finance, operate and maintain tenders March 2009, contract award mid-2009, completion 2011Purpose: Achieve long term water security and create rainfall independent facility to provide water for Melbourne, Geelong and towns in Western Port and South GippslandContractors: Shortlist AquaSure (Degr̩mont-SUEZ Environnement-Macquarie Capital Group-Thiess) and BassWater (Veolia Water-John Holland-ABN AMRO Australia); Ancon Drilling ($8.5 million HDD contract, design and construction of inlet and outlet pipes for seawater sampling plant); Sides Drilling Contractors (offshore sampling plant); Latrobe Valley Engineering Services (offshore sampling plantValue: $3.1 billion(Update: State government announcement of project status, December 20008)

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