Port Kembla Contract Awarded, Dredging Included

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The Port Kembla Gas Terminal (PKGT), owned by Australian Industrial Energy (AIE), has reached another important milestone with the wharf facility and pipeline construction contract being awarded. 

The contract was awarded to the SCSB joint venture which comprises Spiecapag and Soletanche Bachy, which are international specialists in the core construction works required to build the PKGT wharf facility and pipeline connection to the Cringila Eastern Gas Pipeline connection point just six kilometers from the wharf.

Planning design is underway for the PKGT and construction will begin immediately after the AIE joint venture partners complete their Final Investment Decision which is expected later this year, said AIE in its release.

Construction work will include dredging, a new wharf within the existing Port Kembla dock and the pipeline to connect the new facility to the east coast gas network at Cringila.

According to the AIE’s official announcement, the project will provide work and subcontracting opportunities for experts in demolition, concreting, welding, electrical works, steel reinforcement, traffic management, surveying, alongside other goods and services, with an estimated $76m being sub-contracted to local businesses.

Project information sessions outlining the opportunities for local businesses will be taking place over the coming months, ensuring all interested potential suppliers are aware of the major stages and timings of the project, said AIE.

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

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Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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