A LNG project worth more than $500 million (€378 million) will be built to store the product as part of the Chevron operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia.
The development will see storage and condensate tanks built and Thiess and EV LNG Australia have been chosen as part of a joint venture to build on the site.
The joint venture will be in control of the engineering, procurement and construction of two LNG containment storage tanks which will have a storage capacity of 150,000m³ each, as well as two condensate storage tanks with a capacity of 120,000m³ each.
The development is being built on a site near Onslow in Western Australia’s north west and once complete will create 475 jobs, with 75% of the work for the project taking place in Australia.
As part of Thiess’ third project on the Wheatstone LNG development, MD Bruce Munro says the joint venture was formed to make the most of the international LNG tank capacity of EV LNG Australia.
‘The joint venture brings a unique combination of capabilities that will deliver a high quality outcome and bring certainty to these large complex projects,’ Munro says. ‘Thiess is excited to be at the forefront of providing critical infrastructure needed for this rapidly growing industry.’
Work on the project will begin in 2013 and is set to finish by 2016.