The six steel modules were assembled in Thailand by Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the plant.
A total of 80 modules for the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project – of varying sizes up to 2,500 t, 75 m long and ten storeys high – will arrive in Gladstone over the next year.
QGC, developer of the project, announced in June 2012 that it had spent nearly $8 billion since the start of 2010 developing QCLNG and its domestic gas business, with 74 per cent of it spend in Australia and 59 per cent in Queensland.
QCLNG Project Director Mitch Ingram said “Arrival of the modules is a major milestone less than two years after Bechtel started preparing for construction of our LNG plant on Curtis Island.Article continues below…
“Our total workforce from the gas fields to Gladstone has passed 7,300 and we are working with thousands of businesses, many of them based in Queensland and Australia.”
QGC said that more than 2,000 workers are engaged on the QCLNG Project on Curtis Island, where construction of the plant’s two LNG storage tanks and jetties is underway.