Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) has announced another important milestone in the development of its Port Kembla Gas Terminal (PKGT) in Australia, Soletanche Bachy International, in partnership with Spiecapag, was awarded the key wharf facility and pipeline construction contract for the LNG import facility.
The SCSB joint venture which comprises Spiecapag and Soletanche Bachy was selected to build the PKGT wharf facility and pipeline connection to the Cringila Eastern Gas Pipeline connection point just six kilometres from the wharf.
Planning design is underway for the PKGT and construction will commence immediately after the AIE joint venture partners complete their Final Investment Decision which is expected later this year. The PKGT represents a $250m investment and will provide opportunities for local businesses and their employees to work on this landmark project.
Keith Walker, Project Director of AIE said: “The Port Kembla Gas Terminal is progressing strongly and is attracting the best of the best on all fronts. Our selection of SCSB as prime contractor is no exception and we look forward to them bringing their expertise together with the capabilities of the Illawarra region to deliver this most important of projects.”
John Walsh, Spiecapag’s Managing Director said: “We’re very pleased to be working on such a strategically important project for NSW. Part of our DNA is to work with local businesses, and we look forward to exploring opportunities for local contractors to also play a part in Australia’s first ever LNG import terminal once we start construction in the second half of the year.”
Jean Luc Gobert, Soletanche Bachy International’s President said: “We’re very excited to be part of this challenging and strategic project which combines our strong local footprint with our global, extensive port experience.”