QCLNG Progress

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

LNG Plant • The QCLNG camp on Cur­tis Is­land, Brumby’s Run, was of­fi­cially opened on 24 Novem­ber. The camp will have a to­tal ca­pac­ity of 1,700 beds and al­ready hous­es­more than 900 work­ers.

• The fire water tanks have been lifted onto their foun­da­tions. • The fourth­mod­ule has ar­rived at Cur­tis Is­land and­more than

a dozen­were ex­pected by the end of De­cem­ber. • Work has started on in­stalling the Train 1 propane com­pres­sor

string, flare “knock-out” dru­mand steel for util­i­ties. • The last two gas tur­bine gen­er­a­tors, which­will use coal seam

gas to power the plant, have been lifted onto their foun­da­tions. • The 10th ce­ment ring on Tank B was sched­uled to be poured

by the end of De­cem­ber. • More than 50% of dredg­ing work on the swing basin for the

LNG ship jetty has been com­pleted.

Pipe­line • At TheNar­rows, the pi­lot hor­i­zon­tal drilling of the 1.45 km­creek sec­tion is com­plete and the ream­ing of the hole con­tin­ues. The pipe for the sec­tion is on rollers and pre-tested, ready to be pulled through­when ream­ing is com­plete. • On Cur­tis Is­land, work con­tin­ues on the de­liv­ery sta­tion

foun­da­tions. • Front-end en­gi­neer­ing and de­sign work for the Wan­doan

In­ter­change Fa­cil­ity has been com­pleted. • North of Biloela, camp 5 on­the ex­port pipe­line is ful­ly­mo­bilised and clear­ing and grad­ing has be­gun in the Glad­stone State Devel­op­ment Area. • A third dredg­ing barge is op­er­at­ing in The Nar­rows, while a fifth crane and crew have been added to work on the marsh­lands cof­fer­dam.

Gas fields • Earth­works have be­gun at the Glen­dower field com­pres­sor sta­tion, which means work is now un­der­way at all of the six com­pres­sor sta­tions and cen­tral pro­cess­ing plant sites in the South. • The Trans­field Ser­vices- Clough Joint Ven­ture has started earth­works af­ter be­ing awarded the con­tract for ear­ly­work on the eight field com­pres­sion sta­tions and two cen­tral pro­cess­ing plants atWolee­bee Creek and Belle­vue. At Is­abella, 47 wells were ex­pected to be linked to the gath­er­ing net­work bymid-De­cem­ber; atDavid, 65well­swere sched­uled to be linked by late De­cem­ber and at Ruby Jo, 60 wells are ex­pected to join the net­work in Jan­uary.

• Eight com­pres­sor and cooler pack­ages were sched­uled to be de­liv­ered to Harry and Broad­wa­ter field com­pres­sor sta­tions in De­cem­ber. • AtRuby Jo­con­struc­tion camp, 200of the400beds are sched­uled to be ready early Jan­uary, with the re­main­der ready bymid-year. The first 300 beds atWolee­bee Creek camp were set to open in late-De­cem­ber.

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