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Clough awarded AU$ 600 million dollar contract for Santos GLNG project

LNG Industry,

Clough Downer Joint Venture (CDJV) has been awarded a contract worth AU$ 600 million by Fluor for construction of pipelines, compression facilities and associated infrastructure relating to the Fairview component of the Santos GLNG project, located in the Surat Basin.

CDJV is a 50:50 joint venture between Clough and engineering and infrastructure management services group, Downer Australia (Downer).

The contract involves the construction of over 400 km of gas and water transmission pipelines, two compression facilities, and an 800 person camp. Expansion of the existing Fairview compression facilities also forms part of the scope. Construction work is due to commence in September 2011.

"This is a significant project award and represents a breakthrough for our recently established Coal Seam Gas division into the expanding Queensland Coal Seam Gas industry. We will utilise resources and expertise from across the company and will work with our partner Downer to deliver the best possible project outcomes to Santos and their partners for this groundbreaking CSG to LNG project" said Clough’s Chief Executive Officer John Smith.

Gladstone LNG (GLNG) is an energy project to convert coal seam gas (CSG) to LNG for export to global markets. The project will get it’s feed gas from Santos’ gas fields in the Bowen and Surat basins and transports the gas via a 420 km underground pipeline to a two-train LNG plant with a nameplate capacity of 7.8 million tpa on Curtis Island, Gladstone. GLNG is a joint venture between Santos and three of the world’s largest LNG companies, PETRONAS, Total and KOGAS.

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