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Oceania Projects

Australia

In line with its strategy for geographical diversification, CCC embarked on a set of projects with an established and well respected local partner McConnell Dowell. Backed with CCC’s international experience, technical expertise and its extensive fleet of more than 16,000 pieces of plant and machinery including 1,000 cranes, the joint venture embarked on three pipeline projects in Queensland.


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The QCLNG Export Pipeline and Collection Header includes the engineering and construction of a 540 km 42-inch diameter buried natural gas pipeline network linking gas fields in the Surat Basin to the LNG plant on Curtis Island, just north of Gladstone.

The projects involved more than 1,800 people employed at peak with approximately 12 million man hours completed on works including more than 1000 crossings of creeks, roads, access tracks, railway lines and third-party utilities and construction of the pipeline network, associated vehicles travelled more than 45 million kilometres.

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Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Export Pipeline - Narrows Crossing
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The QCLNG Pipeline - Narrows Crossing Project involved connection of the Export Pipeline at Main Line Valve #7 across the Narrows (marine channel) in Gladstone Harbour to the LNG plant on Curtis Island. Part of the Narrows Crossing project also includes construction of the Australia Pacific LNG pipeline in the same trench as QCLNG – the Bundled Crossing.

The Narrows Crossing is one of the nearest points between the Queensland mainland and Curtis Island and is also one of the most technically challenging locations through which to build a pipeline because of the multitude of sensitive terrestrial and marine environments encountered.

Due to the sensitivity of the surrounding environment, the joint venture utilised environmental ‘best practices’ in the construction of the pipeline.

Importantly, this commitment resulted in the Project adopting innovative construction approaches that went beyond the legislative compliance. The initial QCLNG Project concept was developed and implemented as a benchmark Environmental Project. Numerous complex engineering solutions were employed to support construction of a twin pipeline project safely and environmentally responsibly.

The 2.45 kilometre Narrows Crossing pipeline was laid across Gladstone harbour in February 2013 without injury or incident. This was a significant engineering achievement and Australia’s longest large-diameter underwater pipe-pull.

The project was recognized in the following industry award categories:

  • 2013 - High Commendation in the Engineers Australia Queensland Division Excellence Award for the Environment
  • 2013 - High Commendation in the Engineers Australia Queensland Division Excellence Award for Research, Development and Innovation
  • 2013 - Finalists for the Queensland Major Contractors Safety Award
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Australia Pacific LNG, which is a joint venture owned by Origin, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, awarded the McConnell Dowell and Consolidated Contracting Company joint venture (MCJV) a multi-million dollar contract to build a 530km gas transmission pipeline for the Australia Pacific LNG Project in Queensland.

The scope of the works included the design, engineering and construction of the pipeline to transport coal seam gas (CSG) from the Surat and Bowen basins to the LNG processing site located on Curtis Island, Gladstone.

Australia Pacific LNG Chief Executive Officer, Page Maxson said “The pipeline is a critical component of the project acting as a transmission line to carry CSG from the gas fields to Curtis Island in Gladstone where it will be processed for export to international markets.”

The pipeline project will bring many benefits to the economies of regional communities in Queensland and across Australia through the creation of over 1000 direct and indirect jobs and investment in local goods and services.

Through the dedication, commitment and collaboration between Australia Pacific LNG and MCJV, the Environment Management Team from Australia Pacific LNG has received an Australia Biosecurity Award and was the runner-up in the 2013 International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors Association Health & Safety Awards.

After 15 months of construction, the pipeline project completion is now more than 85% complete and mark and is expected to be finished in first quarter of 2014.

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Papua New Guinea

CCC’s operations extend even to Papua New Guinea, where CCC is undertaking two projects. The Komo Airfield which was done in a joint venture with McConnell Dowell. Moreover, CCC was also solely awarded the contract for buildings, utilities and off-sites at the Project’s LNG Plant, near Port Moresby, as a sub-contractor to CJJV, the EPC contractor for the LNG Plant.


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CCC’s operations extend even to Papua New Guinea, where CCC is undertaking two projects. The Komo Airfield which was done in a joint venture with McConnell Dowell, and CCC was also solely awarded the contract for buildings, utilities and off-sites at the Project’s LNG Plant, near Port Moresby, as a sub-contractor to CJJV, the EPC contractor for the LNG Plant.

The Komo Airfield was opened for cargo operations in May of 2013 after 41 months of work. Located 1,600 meters above sea level, the runway is 3.2 kilometres long and 45 metres wide. In addition, road upgrades and installation of bridges were required to support transportation of equipment from the Komo Airfield to the PNG LNG Project’s Hides Gas Conditioning Plant.

The construction team had to contend with a number of challenging factors including the large size of the airfield, which was built over 230 hectares of land and required almost half a million cubic metres of aggregate. The remote location of the site was a logistical challenge, with over a million kilometres travelled by trucks transporting equipment and materials from Lae. At peak, a workforce of over 2,500 construction personnel was employed.

During construction, CCC remained committed to local community initiatives including employment of the local workforce, and providing training to develop their skills. Additionally, CCC supported the local community through donations.

The project is the combined effort of three years of challenging and dedicated work, and the completion marks not just a significant milestone for the PNG LNG Project but a unified moment of triumph for those whose hard work and commitment made it possible.

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PNG LNG Project - EPC Buildings, Utilities and Offsites

CCC’s operations extend even to Papua New Guinea, where CCC is undertaking two projects. CCC was solely awarded the contract for buildings, utilities and off-sites at the Project’s LNG Plant, near Port Moresby, as a sub-contractor to CJJV, the EPC contractor for the LNG Plant.

For the LNG Plant, the scope include buildings for administration and operations, utilities to support the process facilities, off-site infrastructure including roads and drainage, and a 1.6 km section of the feed gas pipeline. In order to undertake this scope of work, CCC is employing over 3,500 people at peak.

During construction, CCC remained committed to local community initiatives including employment of the local workforce, and providing training to develop their skills. Additionally, CCC supported the local community through donations.

The project is the combined effort of three years of challenging and dedicated work, and the completion marks not just a significant milestone for the PNG LNG Project but a unified moment of triumph for those whose hard work and commitment made it possible.

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