The project is expected to be completed in early 2011, and will require approximately 2 petajoules (PJ) of gas per annum to be supplied from Bow’s nearby Blackwater CSG Field. The field has 1,340 PJ of 3P reserves certified to date. The project will serve as a model for Bow’s other projects, including the nearby Norwich Park Block.
Wherever possible, Clarke Energy will employ local contractors to complete the required civil, mechanical and electrical construction works. The number of people employed will be determined by the final design of the plant, however previous experience would indicate the onsite workforce will peak at around 30 on a project of this size and type. Many others, using an industry matrix of four to one, will be employed offsite on design, equipment manufacture, component supply and project management.