QCLNG Progress

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

LNG Plant

• Pil­ing work is near­ing com­ple­tion on the Cur­tis Is­land jetty, where ves­sels will take on QGC’s LNG ex­port ship­ments af­ter 2014. The next few months will see struc­tural el­e­ments take shape for this sub­stan­tial piece of in­fra­struc­ture. • At the plant, con­crete for the fifth wall lift

has been poured on Tank B. • The f irst mod­ules, re­frig­er­a­tion com­pres­sors, cold boxes and tur­bine gen­er­a­tors have now all ar­rived at Cur­tis Is­land. The QCLNG Project is at a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone, be­gin­ning a 10-month pe­riod of fortnightly ar­rivals of kit. In midSeptem­ber the first heavy lift ship, the MV Palau, car­ry­ing re­frig­er­a­tion com­pres­sors from Gen­eral Elec­tric in Italy, was quickly fol­lowed by the sec­ond, the Roll dock Sea, car­ry­ing cold boxes and gen­er­a­tors. • About 110,000 tonnes of equip­ment has been shipped and 106,000 tonnes al­ready re­ceived. • At the Cur­tis Is­land camp, all 1,700 beds have been in­stalled and the pop­u­la­tion has reached 1,000. More beds will be filled in com­ing months. Some 21 dwellings are un­der con­struc­tion on the main­land and an­other 14 are in plan­ning. • QGC, San­tos, Ar­row and Ori­gin an­nounced joint fund­ing of an Aero Med­i­cal Evac­u­a­tion Ser­vice for Cur­tis Is­land. Care Flight Queens­land will op­er­ate the ser­vice from Jan­uary 2013, when the fit­ted -out-he­li­copter ar­rives at Glad­stone air­port. • Assem­bly for the steel domed roof for LNG Tank B is near­ing com­ple­tion. • Crews have suc­cess­fully poured con­crete for the Train 1 eth­yl­ene com­pres­sor and the Train 2 cryo­genic pipe rack. • By mid-Septem­ber, con­struc­tion crews had worked about 9.8 mil­lion hours on the LNG plant, with about 4 mil­lion ac­crued in Glad­stone, 3.8 mil­lion in Thai­land and 1.7mil­lion in Hous­ton.

Gas fields

• In the south­ern re­gion, Thiess is build­ing the Ruby Jo cen­tral pro­cess­ing plant. Con­crete work is also ad­vanc­ing on the six field com­pres­sor sta­tions which will feed into Ruby Jo, with earth­works, con­crete-pour­ing and pil­ing for the foun­da­tions un­der­way and struc­tural steel de­liv­er­ies start­ing to be­made to each site. • Stage one of con­struc­tion is com­plete at the Ruby Jo camp in the south­ern de­vel­op­ment area, with 280 rooms ready for oc­cu­pancy. Phase two, which will de­liver an­other 270 beds, is un­der con­struc­tion. • Wolee­bee Creek Camp will be ex­panded by 600 beds. Site con­struc­tion is con­tin­u­ing, with earth­works due for com­ple­tion in Oc­to­ber. • Work at the Belle­vue Field Com­pres­sor Sta­tion is go­ing well and ap­proach­ing me­chan­i­cal com­ple­tion. • Some 270 kmof gath­er­ing lines were laid be­tween Jan­uary and mid-Septem­ber. The length of gath­er­ing lines laid to date is 700 km. • A land­holder tour of gath­er­ing on the

Ber­wyn­dale block proved suc­cess­ful. • Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Derek Fisher and se­nior ex­ec­u­tives es­corted Queens­land Gas­Field Com­mis­sioner John Cot­ter and com­mis­sion­ers on a well-re­ceived tour of gas, wa­ter and ru­ral prop­erty fa­cil­i­ties. • Se­cu­rity and Emer­gency Man­age­ment is be­ing over­hauled to en­sure 24/7 cov­er­age across all sites from mid-Oc­to­ber.


• Camp 4, near Than­g­ool, is be­ing mo­bilised as con­struc­tion ramps up in the area. About 80 rooms are al­ready oc­cu­pied, with fi­nal ca­pac­ity expected to reach about 400. • Trench dig­ging is un­der­way for the gas

col­lec­tion header pipe­line. • Con­struc­tion is un­der­way on the cof­fer dam that will en­able the ex­port pipe­line to be con­structed across marsh­land near The Nar­rows cross­ing be­tween the main­land and Cur­tis Is­land at Glad­stone. Pipe string­ing and weld­ing is also pro­gress­ing at The Nar­rows. • On the 540 km ex­port pipe­line, creek cross­ings are on­go­ing and crews are fo­cussing on ero­sion and sed­i­ment con­trols. • The de­liv­ery sta­tion on Cur­tis Is­land is be­ing graded and con­crete has been poured for drain foot­ings.

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