Australia: QGC Awards AUD 279 Million Worth Contracts
QGC, operator of the Queensland Curtis LNG Project, has awarded earthmoving contracts totalling more than A$279 million to five Surat Basin businesses, creating up to 200 new jobs.
The successful contractors include Bruhl Roadworks and Earthmoving of Tara, Mike Jones Earthmoving of Wandoan, Ostwald Bros of Dalby, Jeff Reid Earthmoving of Emerald, and Clein Excavations and Tipper Hire of Chinchilla.
Under the contracts, which have been let progressively over recent months, the businesses will do earthwork for well sites and roads for up to three years in QGC’s Surat Basin gas fields.
QGC Managing Director Derek Fisher said the Queensland firms associated with the latest contracts were committed to employing local people and to using local goods and services where possible.
“Across Queensland, local communities are benefitting from QGC’s investment in home-grown suppliers of goods and services,” Mr Fisher said.
“We will be operating in the Surat Basin for decades and we want local businesses to thrive and develop through our presence.”
Nearly 9000 people are working with QGC and its QCLNG Project.
The company has invested more than A$11 billion in Queensland since 2010, 61% of which – or A$6.9 billion – has gone to Queensland firms.
QGC has invested about A$530 million in the Western Downs.
QGC’s major tender documents and contracts require Australian suppliers to be given full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in the QCLNG Project.
Press Release, December 14, 2012