Chevron Australia Taps Kentz for Construction Village at Gorgon Project

Greater Gorgon gas fields
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Kentz, in a joint venture with its Australian partners Decmil Pty Ltd and Thiess Pty Ltd (TDKJV), has been contracted to design and construct a construction village on Barrow Island for Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. The contract value is approximately AUS$500 million.

The work is expected to commence on the island after receipt of all necessary government approvals and following a final investment decision on the Chevron operated Gorgon Project from the Gorgon Joint Venture participants, expected in the second half of 2009.

Kentz CEO Hugh O'Donnell said the facility was expected to accommodate as many as 3,300 construction workers and that all materials for the project will be shipped to the remote island from Dampier in the North West of Australia aboard landing craft transport.

Kentz is providing the overall construction village engineering and design and the supply of all offshore procurement.

Thiess will provide project management, local procurement and construction services for civil and buildings. Decmil will provide project management, local procurement and construction services for mechanical works.

The Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (Operator), ExxonMobil and Shell, to develop the Greater Gorgon gas fields, located between 130km and 200km off the north-west coast of Western Australia. The Greater Gorgon gas fields contain resources of about 40 trillion cubic feet of gas, Australia's largest-known gas resource.



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