KBR Clinches Engineering Design Services Contract in AU

KBR has been selected to execute engineering design services for three coal seam gas (CSG) pipelines designed to carry CSG from gasfields in central Queensland, Australia to an export facility on Curtis Island. The project will be executed for the McConnell Dowell/CCC joint venture (MCJV) on behalf of clients Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) and Asia Pacific LNG (APLNG).

KBR will execute engineering design services including pipeline design, process, civil and structural, mechanical and electrical engineering and instrument controls for the three CSG pipelines. For QCLNG, KBR will design a pipeline from central Queensland to the coast that consists of more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) of pipelines, including: a 42-inch diameter coal seam gas (CSG) pipeline (approximately 374 kilometers/232 miles); a 42-inch diameter CSG collection header pipeline (approx 169 kilometers/105 miles); and six collection laterals of 12-24 inch diameter (5.4 kilometers/3.4 miles).

A second pipeline for QCLNG and a third pipeline for APLNG will both consist of a 42-inch diameter high pressure transmission pipeline from the main line valve on the Queensland mainland, across the Narrows to the Curtis Island delivery station. The shared design for the Narrows pipelines is the result of an agreement between QCLNG and APLNG to jointly contract to design build and deliver the two coastal pipelines.

"This contract award demonstrates KBR's commitment to be involved in delivering pipelines and associated infrastructure in the important and emerging coal seam gas industry," said Colin Elliott, President, KBR Infrastructure and Minerals. "The expertise we've developed in the gas pipeline sector in Australia to date will be integral to the successful execution for MCJV, QCLNG and APLNG and add to our capabilities in this rapidly growing market."

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