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Cape awarded Wheatstone contract

LNG Industry,

Cape plc has announced that its subsidiary Cape Australia Onshore has entered into an agreement with Bechtel to supply scaffold erection and dismantling services on the Chevron-operated Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Western Australia.

The contract expects to create 135 new jobs onsite at Ashburton North, near Onslow in Western Australia, including 95 skilled scaffold erectors and 40 supervision, safety, administration and management roles. The contract is valued at over AU$ 80 million.

Joe Oatley, CEO of Cape, commented: "We are delighted to announce the award of this contract which will create new local employment opportunities and recognises the management and expertise of our recently reshaped Australian business. Building on Cape’s considerable world-class LNG construction expertise, this contract will provide a solid base of project activity for our Australian business.”

“We look forward to working closely with our client, and supporting them in delivering safe, efficient and productive construction activities on one of Australia’s largest resource construction projects,” Oatley concluded.

The Wheatstone LNG project is one of Australia’s largest resource projects. It will consist of a domestic gas plant and two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tpa.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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