Construction and engineering company, Clough, has been awarded Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) scope for the Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2 development in the northern Perth Basin, near the town of Dongara.
The Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2 involves the drilling of up to six wells, construction of a new 250 terajoule per day gas processing facility (to be built by Clough) and associated gas gathering infrastructure.
Clough CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennett, said that Clough and the Waitsia Joint Venture (Mitsui E&P Australia and Beach Energy) have been working together to optimise the design of the project in terms of plant operability, capital costs and ongoing sustainability in operations.
“The Waitsia project development is a showcase for the benefits in true collaboration between Client and Contractor and we are very grateful to the Waitsia team for this opportunity,” Mr Bennett said.
John Galvin, Clough’s Executive Vice President for Australia and Asia Pacific, also commented: “We are proud to bring to this project our demonstrated capability in the resources industry and local project delivery experience. During the construction phase an estimated 200 jobs will be created which will bring significant economic benefits to the local region and Western Australia at large.”
The Waitsia gas field is ranked one of the largest gas fields ever discovered onshore in Australia and it is forecasted to bring significant economic benefits to the Mid-West region from both construction and operating phases.
The Waitsia Joint Venture made a Final Investment Decision for the Waitsia Stage 2 development, subject to certain regulatory approvals and commercial conditions, in December 2020.