Clough Snags Offshore Installation Contract for Montara Devt

Engineering and construction company Clough Ltd. announced that it has been awarded a contract by PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) valued at circa AUD$116 million (around US $75 million) for the installation of the offshore facilities for the Montara Field Development.

The project incorporates the Montara, Swift and Skua fields which are located approximately 690km West of Darwin in the Ashmore Cartier permit area of the Timor Sea within the AC/L7 and AC/L8 production licenses in 80m of water.

The scope of work is for the transportation and installation of the 750te Montara Wellhead Platform deck, the 285te mooring buoy with nine associated mooring legs, approximately 26km of infield pipelines, and the 100te Swift subsea manifold.

John Smith, Clough's CEO, said, "This is a project well suited to the capabilities of our upgraded Java Constructor and we are delighted to be returning to Australian waters so soon after her extensive upgrade."

The offshore installation campaign is scheduled to start towards the end of the second quarter of 2009, and will keep the Java Constructor engaged on the project, including mobilization and demobilization, for around four months.