Australian engineering joint venture company Clough Curtain has been awarded a work order worth Aus$145 million at the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project in Papua New Guinea.

The LNG project is an integrated development that includes gas production and processing facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines, and liquefaction facilities. Ownership of the project is divided between affiliates of Exxon Mobil, Oil Search, PNG’s National Petroleum company, Santos, Nippon Oil Exploration, Mineral Resources Development company and Petromin PNG Holdings.

Clough Curtain will be working on the upstream infrastructure of the Southern Highlands project. Its scope of works includes the construction of roads, bridges, a wharf, laydown and camp areas as well as other critical infrastructure for the development of the LNG plant.

The company’s chief executive officer Kevin Gallagher says LNG has triggered a revolution in the global gas market, as liquefaction technology allows natural gas to be reduced to one 600th of its original volume and be transported across the world.

“Natural gas is no longer a regional commodity, having to be consumed near where it’s produced and transported by pipelines. Our core competencies in engineering and construction teamed with local expertise makes us the delivery partner of choice for LNG projects in Australasia,” says Kevin Gallagher.

Clough was established in 1919 as a local civil construction company to deliver integrated engineering, procurement and construction services to oil, gas and mineral resources projects. It offers concept development through design, construction, installation, commissioning, operations and maintenance.

Clough employs more than 3600 people and is recognized for its commitment to safety, sustainable development and the wellbeing of the communities and environments in which it operates.

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