Industry Report – Projects

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORYWATER/WASTEWATEREnlarged Cotter Dam (Proposed)Principal: ACTEWScope: Construction of 76m-high roller-compacted concrete wall with 50m-wide crest and associated worksStatus: Federal environmental approval given, subject to conditions, October 2009; construction commencing early November 2009; completion December 2011Purpose: Increase Cotter’s capacity from 4 gigalitres to 78GLContractors: Bulk Water Alliance (ACTEW, GHD, the design partner, and contract alliance partners John Holland and Abigroup)Value: $363 million(Update: Federal environmental approval received, October 2009)NEW SOUTH WALESWATER/WASTEWATERMardi-Mangrove Link, Gosford area (Proposed)Principal: Gosford/Wyong Councils’ Water AuthorityScope: Pipeline link to connect Wyong River to Mangrove Creek Dam via Mardi Dam to run through Yarramalong Valley includes two new pipelines, two new pump stations and associated worksStatus: Four construction companies given 28 days to submit tender, October 2009; successful contractor announced mid-December 2009; construction commencing early 2010; completion and commissioning by mid-2011Purpose: Secure Central Coast water supply system over next four decades as part of federal Water Smart Australia ProgramContractors: Shortlist comprises Bovis Lend Lease, Jemena, John Holland, McConnell DowellValue: $150 million(New project: Gosford/Wyong Councils’ Water Authority announcement of shortlist, October 2009)NEW SOUTH WALES-QUEENSLANDRAILNSW border to Acacia Ridge, Qld, Rail Upgrade (Current)Principal: Australia Rail TrackScope: Replace existing timber sleepers with 105,000 new concrete sleepers, includes provision of narrow gauge access from Acacia Ridge to Bromelton and from Bromelton to Glenapp, also includes conversion of existing loops to dual-gauge trackStatus: Federal government announcement of commencement of construction, October 2009Purpose: Improve overall efficiency of interstate network as part of economic stimulus planContractors: NAValue: $55.8 million(New project: Federal government announcement of project status, October 2009)NORTHERN TERRITORYURBAN DEVELOPMENTJohnston Housing Development, Palmerston (Current)Principal: InfrastructureScope: Develop new suburb, Stage 1 to deliver 417 homes, Stage 2 to deliver 535 homesStatus: NT government announced Stage 2 approval, October 2009; NT government allocating $10 million to fast-track headworks, including new roads, power and sewerage, October 2009Contractors: Mark Cundall Earthmoving (headworks), Tyco Water (watermains)Value: NA (Update: NT government announcement of Stage 2 approval, October 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 liquefication plant, infrastructure and facilities, wharf loading facilities upgrade; Stage 2, expansion to 3MtpaStatus: Front-end engineering and design completed October 2009. FEED for second train of 1.5Mtpa commenced September 2009. Chicago Bridge and Iron engaged to act as project management consultants October 2009. First LNG 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, Laing O’Rourke Australia (FEED); Chicago Bridge and Iron (project management consultants)Value: $US400 million (Update: Arrow Energy announcement of project status, October 2009)QUEENSLANDRESOURCESSurat Basin Project (Current)Principal: Arrow EnergyScope: Staged development of 1500 production wells and associated infrastructure in area covering Arrow’s existing gas production fields at Tipton West, Daandine, Stratheden and Kogan North. Project will include a broader area extending from Wandoan to Dalby and south to Millmerran and Goondiwindi, in which Arrow holds petroleum tenure and environmental approvals for explorationStatus: WorleyParsons appointed as program manager for front-end engineering and design commencing October 2009; completion first quarter 2010Purpose: Supply gas to Queensland market and proposed 1 million tonne per annum liquefied natural gas plant at Fisherman’s Landing, GladstoneContractors: WorleyParsons (FEED)Value: NA(New project: Arrow Energy announcement of award of FEED, October 2009)QUEENSLANDRAILNorthern Missing Link Project (Proposed)Principal: QR NetworkScope: Part of Goonyella to Abbot Point (GAP) project, the Northern Missing Link includes 69km rail link to connect Goonyella coal rail system to Newlands rail systems, also includes upgrades to Newlands systemStatus: QR Network agreed commercial principles with foundation coal companies Lake Vermont and Bowen Central Coal thus ensuring viability of Northern Missing Link, October 2009; first work commencing April 2010; completion January 2012Purpose: Expand capacity to 50MtpaValue: $1.1 billion(Update: State government announcement of agreement with coal companies, October 2009)WESTERN AUSTRALIAPORTSDampier Marine Services Facility (Proposed)Principal: The Dampier Port AuthorityScope: Construct seawalls and land-backed wharf for proposed new Dampier Marine Services facilitiesStatus: Call for tender closes December 4, 2009Contractors: NAValue: NA(New project: The Dampier Port Authority call for tender, October 2009)

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