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Cape secures second Wheatstone contract

LNG Industry,

Cape Australia Onshore, a subsidiary of Cape plc, has entered into a second agreement with Bechtel for the provision of painting, insulation and fireproofing services on the Chevron Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Western Australia.

The contract is valued at over AU$ 275 million, and is expected to create 490 new jobs onsite at Ashburton North, near Onslow in Western Australia. Job positions will include over 390 metal workers, blaster and painters, cryogenic insulators and fire proofers, as well as 100 supervision, safety, administration and management roles.

CEO of Cape, Joe Oatley, 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 by delivering safe, efficient and productive construction activities on one of Australia's largest resource projects."

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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