Leighton wins Gorgon underground work

By Chris Sleight24 September 2010

Leighton has won the AU$ 800 million (US$ 759 million) contract for underground services on Chevron Australia's massive Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. The company has already won the AU$ 1.1 billion (US$ 1.04 billion) contract to construct a 2.1 km jetty and other marine structures, working in joint-venture with Saipem.

The scope of the new contract includes earthwork, and the laying of in-situ and pre-cast concrete structures for drainage, piping and electrical cables. Work is due to start immediately, with completion due tin mid 2013.

Ray Sputore, general manager of Leighton Contractors Western Region said, "Being the largest single resources project in Australia, we will be drawing on our pool of skilled workers as well as new talent to meet the peak target of 1500 employees across both Leighton contracts. It's an exciting time for Leighton Contractors and we are proud to be involved in such an iconic West Australian project."

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