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Port Kembla Gas Terminal contractor selected, $76M for subcontractors

Queensland tradies are being encouraged to take advantage of a $37.6 million training package to help the improve skills for big infrastructure projects.

Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) has selected a contractor to build its $250 million wharf facility and gas pipeline for the Port Kembla Gas Terminal (PKGT), which is expected to include $76 million for subcontract work.

The contract was awarded to a joint venture made up of Spiecapag and Soletanche Bachy, which are international specialists in delivering major pipeline infrastructure projects in Australia and around the world.

Construction work will include dredging, a new wharf within the existing Port Kembla dock and the pipeline to connect the new facility to the east coast gas network at Cringila.

Subcontract work will also be available for companies that specialise in demolition, concreting, welding, electrical works, steel reinforcement, traffic management, and surveying.

AIE Project Director, Keith Walker, said the Port Kembla Gas Terminal is progressing strongly and is attracting the best on all fronts.

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“Our selection of SCSB as prime contractor is no exception and we look forward to them bringing their expertise together with the capabilities of the Illawarra region to deliver this most important of projects,” he said.

Spiecapag Managing Director, John Walsh, said the company is pleased to be working on such a strategically important project for NSW.

“Part of our DNA is to work with local businesses, and we look forward to exploring opportunities for local contractors to also play a part in Australia’s first ever LNG import terminal once we start construction in the second half of the year,” he said.

Planning design is underway for the PKGT, with construction to commence later this year.

Project information sessions outlining opportunities for local business will take place over the coming months to ensure all interested suppliers are aware of the major stages and timings of the project.

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