Clough Wins EPC Work at Oz Waitsia Field
Perth-based Clough has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth A$400mn ($309mn) for the second-stage development of the Waitsia gas field in Western Australia, it said on January 11.
The award by Japan's Mitsui and Australia's Beach Energy comes weeks after the pair took a final investment decision on the project, which will ramp up production to 270 TJ/day from 2o TJ at present. The expansion involves adding six wells and a new gas processing plant at a cost of A$768mn.
Clough CEO Peter Bennett noted that the contractor, a subsidiary of South Africa's Murray & Roberts, had been working with Waitsia's developers to optimise project designs in terms of plant operability, capital costs and ongoing sustainability of 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," he said.
Waitsia is one of the largest onshore gas fields ever discovered in Australia. Gas from its second stage is on track to start flowing in the second half of 2023.