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Bechtel delivers largest greenfield programme in company history

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World Coal,

Bechtel has announced it has completed construction of the Curtis Island LNG programme with Australia Pacific LNG starting sustained production from Train 2 of its facility. Bechtel has now delivered all six liquefied natural gas (LNG) production trains to three customers – QGC, Santos GLNG, and Australia Pacific LNG.

The three simultaneous construction programmes are part of the largest concentration of private-capital investment in Australia’s history. The three facilities have the combined capacity to supply 25 million tpy of LNG –equal to about 8% of the world’s production.

“Completion of the unprecedented scale of engineering and construction work on Curtis Island in Australia is a historic achievement for Bechtel, the largest greenfield programme we delivered since the company was founded in 1898,” said Alasdair Cathcart, president of Bechtel’s Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit. “No company has ever attempted to build three simultaneous construction programmes in one location. Successful delivery of reliable gas liquefaction facilities along with sustainable local benefits is a testament to the talent and ingenuity of our global team, collaborative relationship with the three customers, the excellence of our extensive global supply chain, and the immense support of the Gladstone community. Thanks and congratulations to the entire team on achieving the extraordinary.”

During the Curtis Island programme, Bechtel engaged with the nearby community and Australian authorities to develop and implement a number of programmes targeted at developing Australian craft workforce and increase local participation in the construction of the plants.

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