Gorgon-Jansz LNG power contract let to Tag Pacific

Tag Pacific Ltd., Sydney, through its subsidiary MPower, has been awarded a $32 million (Aus.) power contract for the Gorgon-Jansz LNG gas development on Barrow Island off Western Australia.

Rick Wilkinson
OGJ Correspondent

MELBOURNE, Sept. 30 -- Tag Pacific Ltd., Sydney, through its subsidiary MPower, has been awarded a $32 million (Aus.) power contract for the Gorgon-Jansz LNG gas development on Barrow Island off Western Australia.

The initial 2-year contract is for the design, manufacture, and commissioning of a 28-Mw electric power generation plant to be used for the construction and commissioning phase of the megaproject. TAG says it is possible the Gorgon joint venture will increase the scope of the contract, bumping the value up to $40 million (Aus.).

The contract is a critical component in the Gorgon-Jansz construction phase and will require complex engineering to meet the environmental challenges of the project.

The $43 billion (Aus.) Gorgon-Jansz development on Barrow consists of a three-train LNG plant producing a total of 15 million tonnes/year of LNG as well as a 300-TJ/day domestic gas plant.

First LNG is due in 2014 and domestic gas by the end of 2015.

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