Chevron awards Gorgon work

Gorgon: Downer awarded work

Australia’s Downer EDI has nabbed a contract for the US$54 billion Chevron-operated Gorgon project off the coast of Western Australia.

The company will carry out a number of jobs under the contract, which is worth about US$170 million.

Work will be carried out over the next 12 months, with options to extend.

The contract includes work such as structural and pipe erection, mechanical installations, electrical and instrumentation services, miscellaneous civil works and commissioning and start-up assistance.

Downer expected to create about 400 jobs, mostly located on Barrow Island.

The work will be managed out of the company’s Perth office.

Chevron’s Gorgon project comprises three 5.2 million tonne-per-annum trains, with first delivery expected by the middle of next year.

Chevron is the operator of the project and holds a 47.3% interest, with ExxonMobil which holds a 25% interest, Shell which holds a 25% interest, Osaka Gas which holds a 1.25% interest, Tokyo Gas with 1% and Chubu Electric Power with .41%.

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