QGC still investing in the mining industry
THE developer of a multi-billion-dollar gas project on Curtis Island off Gladstone will deliver up to 200 new jobs after awarding five earthmoving contracts worth $279 million.
The deals mean successful firms - all from the Surat Basin in south-west Queensland - will spend up to three years doing earthworks for new gas wells and roads for gas giant QGC.
The five compaies were
- 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.
QGC is building the Queensland Curtis LNG project - better known as QCLNG - at a cost of $20 billion.
Once finished, it will take piped coal-seam gas from the Surat and convert it into liquefied natural gas before exporting it internationally.