Kentz awarded a $570 million contract to its Australian subsidiary for the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) construction packages for the onshore facilities of the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin, Australia.
This contract was awarded by JKC Australia LNG (JKC), a JV between JGC, KBR and Chiyoda. JKC is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction
of the Ichthys LNG project
's onshore facilities, including the gas processing plant at Blaydin Point.
The contract, for which site preparation work will commence in August 2014, has a duration of 30 months and will provide more than 1,200 jobs for construction
personnel. The contract scope includes the provision of services for site wide E&I installation on a unit rate re-measurable basis for the two process trains and utilities, and additional pre-commissioning and commissioning expertise.
The Ichthys LNG project
is a JV between INPEX group companies (the operator), major partner Total and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.
It is expected to produce 8.4 million tpy of LNG and 1.6 million tpy of LPG, along with approximately 100,000 bpd of condensate at peak.
"It is extremely pleasing to secure a further major construction contract on the Ichthys project
; in this instance, for the E&I construction
contract," said Michael Murphy, construction group president at Kentz, "This adds to the recently awarded structural, mechanical and piping (SMP) contract, the temporary telecoms package that our EPC business unit is now completing, and the underground electrical and instrumentation construction contract.