John Holland wins Gorgon contract

John Holland has secured a significant contract with Chevron to carry out the design and construction of permanent buildings on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project, one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource natural gas project ever undertaken in Australia.

With a contract value of over $180 million, John Holland’s Design and Construct package will deliver essential infrastructure in the buildings-operations and administration areas, including the construction of the Gorgon Project’s operations centre and laboratory buildings on Barrow Island.

John Holland Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said: “This is a significant project for John Holland, aligned to the long term strategy of our business and our continued expansion into the oil and gas sector. John Holland has a strong commitment to safety, the environment and its people, and I look forward to this being the start of a mutually beneficial partnership.”

General Manager of John Holland’s Western Region, Adam Harry, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for John Holland to be involved in Australia’s largest single resource project. For many of our people this will be a once in a lifetime job and I am confident our expertise and focus on delivering safe and quality works will see the successful delivery of this project.

Chevron has appointed John Holland for the design and construction of several permanent buildings including:
– Workshop;
– Warehouse;
– Fire Station;
– Dangerous Goods Store;
– Installation of LV Switch Room and transformers;
– Laboratory (construction only);
– Operations Centre Building, containing the Central Control Room and Clinic (construction only);
– Utilities & Services, Civil Works including roads and lay down areas.

Works on the project are due to commence on Barrow Island in late 2011, with completion expected in 2013. The Gorgon Project, which will develop the Greater Gorgon Area gas fields located about 130 kilometres off the north-west coast of Western Australia, includes the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant to supply gas to Western Australia. Barrow Island is located 56 kilometres off the north-west coast of Western Australia. The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent) and Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (one percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).

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