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Industry Report – Projects

QUEENSLANDRESOURCESAbbot Point X50 Expansion Stage 3, Bowen (current)Principal: Ports Corporation of QueenslandScope: 500m berth 2.9km offshore involving 205 piles, 9500t of structural steel, 2.9km jetty conveyor and transfer towers, structural, mechanical and electrical works; 7200tph shiploader and 1280t tripper assemblyStatus: Stockyard and electrical contract awarded November 2008, completion May 2010Purpose: Duplicate terminal infrastructure to double capacity to 50Mtpa; project associated with proposed Northern Missing Link (Goonyella to Newlands) rail linkContractors: John Holland, Monadelphous (stockyard and high-voltage infrastructure)Value: $818 million(Update: Monadelphous announcement of contract award, November 2008)QUEENSLANDROADSAirport Link, Brisbane (Current)Principal: BrisConnections (Public Private Partnership)Scope: 7km toll road and tunnel connecting North-South Bypass Tunnel, 3km Windsor to Kedron section of Northern Busway, 750m flyover above airport roundaboutStatus: BrisConnections has 45-year concession to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain; construction commenced November 2008, completion mid-2012 Contractors: BrisConnections Consortium (Macquarie Capital Advisors-Thiess-John Holland)Purpose: Cut congestion; fix one of Brisbane’s most notorious bottlenecksValue: $4.8 billion(Update: BrisConnections announcement of project commencement, November 2008)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: Central control room contract awarded November 2008, 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)Value: $12 billion(Update: Decmil Australia announcement of contract award, November 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIARESOURCESNewman Hub, Rapid Growth Project Stage 4 (current)Principal: BHP BillitonScope: Central ore processing and rail loading facility for processed iron ore to portStatus: Engineering contract awarded November 2008, completion mid-2009Purpose: Increase Pilbara iron ore operations capacity to 155MtpaContractors: Monadelphous (structural, mechanical and piping), CGS Northwest (scaffolding); Downer EDI (engineering)Value: $290 million(Update: Downer EDI announcement of contract award, November 2008)WESTERN AUSTRALIAURBAN DEVELOPMENTAlkimos Coastal City Development, 40km north of Perth (proposed)Principal: LandCorpScope: Planning and development of 710ha of LandCorp’s 900ha urban-zoned landStatus: Call for initial expressions of interest November 2008Purpose: Provide residential development around public transportValue: NA(New project: state government announcement of project, November 2008)

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