Bam Clough lands Darwin LNG contract

By Sarah Ann McCay10 March 2012

The Bam Clough joint venture is set to begin work on an AUD 370 million (US$ 389 million) contract for the design and construction of the Ichthys Product Loading Jetty near Darwin, Australia.

Bam Clough is a 50/50 joint venture between Bam International (part of Dutch contractor Royal Bam Group) and Perth-based engineering, procurement and construction company Clough.

The joint venture received a letter of intent from the JGC Corporation, KBR and Chiyoda Corporation joint venture (JCK-JV) for the jetty construction. Construction is expected to start in 2013 with completion scheduled for the end of 2014. The project will employ up to 250 workers.

The jetty will be constructed as part of the Ichthys LNG Project being developed in Darwin by INPEX and Total. The design consists of two separate vessel load-out berths, one for LNG carriers and a second for LPG/Condensate carriers. A Y-shaped approach jetty consisting of a 680 m leg connecting to the LNG berth, and a second 630 m leg, connecting to the LPG/Condensate berth, provide access from the onshore facility.

The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG a year, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

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