Clough Tapped to Assist Apache with Varanus Island Repairs

Clough Limited announced that it had been appointed to assist Apache Energy with essential repairs to the Varanus Island gas plant, as a result of the explosion that caused the company to temporarily shut down operations on June 3, 2008.

A Clough project team, which had been working on a compression upgrade project on the island will be reassigned and will form the core of the repair team assisting Apache personnel.

"Having a skilled project team already established and familiar with the plant enables us to provide strong and rapid support to Apache in its efforts to get the plant operational as quickly as possible," stated Clough's Chief Executive Officer John Smith.

Clough will undertake survey/laser scan and assist in developing the scope of repair work. Engineering and procurement will be provided from the Perth office.

Clough has a long history with Varanus Island, which is approximately 116 kilometers west of Dampier, having worked on a number of projects associated with the plant. The gas facility generates around 30 percent of Western Australia's domestic gas supply.