Clough has announced the award of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) scope for the Waitsia Stage 2 development in the northern Perth Basin, near the town of Dongara approximately 350km north of Perth and 65km south of Geraldton in Western Australia.
Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Managing Director said: “Clough and the Waitsia Joint Venture (Mitsui E&P Australia and Beach Energy) have been working together to optimise the design of the Waitsia Stage 2 project in terms of plant operability, capital costs and ongoing sustainability in operations. The Waitsia project development is a showcase for the benefits in true collaboration between Client and Contractor and we are very grateful to the Waitsia team for this opportunity.”
John Galvin, Executive Vice President Australia and Asia Pacific, said: “We are proud to bring to this project our demonstrated capability in the resources industry and local project delivery experience. During the construction phase an estimated 200 jobs will be created which will bring significant economic benefits to the local region and Western Australia at large.”
The Waitsia gas field is ranked one of the largest gas fields ever discovered onshore in Australia and it is forecasted to bring significant economic benefits to the Mid-West region from both construction and operating phases. The Waitsia Stage 2 project includes a new 250 TJ/day gas processing plant with a 20-year life-cycle that will convey gas via the nearby Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.