Engineering and construction company Clough Limited (ASX:CLO) have announced that the Clough AMEC joint venture has been awarded a contract valued in excess of A$30 million for the Operability, Reliability and Maintainability (ORM) component of the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project offshore facilities. Work will be performed by Clough AMEC, with support from its specialist Performance Improvement (PI) division.
The scope of work involves building the maintenance database, assuring operational readiness for the offshore facilities (including writing of all operations procedures), all training and development programmes, operations engineering and support services.
Work will commence immediately and will last approximately 3.5 years. At peak the project will employ over 50 people based in Perth.
Clough’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said this was an important win for Clough AMEC.
“As the project moves from the construction to operations phase, this is a strategically important contract which represents further growth in our Commissioning and Asset Support business, which was awarded the Wheatstone Hook-up and Commissioning contract earlier in the year. We will work with our long-term strategic partner AMEC to assure operational readiness for this important Australian project and our valued client Chevron.”
“This strategic award reinforces the collaborative strength of Clough AMEC, particularly in Performance Improvement. We look forward to delivering long term solutions for Chevron on this important contract” said AMEC Regional Director Australia and South East Asia, Steve Ciccone.
The offshore Wheatstone Project Processing Platform will be one of Australia's largest offshore facilities with a topsides weight of about 37,000 tonnes. The topsides will be transported to the offshore installation site on a barge, and installed onto the substructure using a float over procedure.
The platform topsides have a total deck area of 20,000 square metres and include primary processing equipment, as well as support utility systems and personnel facilities.
The Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource projects. Located at Ashburton North, 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia, the Wheatstone Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron, Apache, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, Shell and Kyushu Electric Power Company. The initial phase of the project will consist of two liquefied natural gas trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonne per annum and a domestic gas plant.