• 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.
• 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.