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CH2M Hill team to build Australian power plant

23 May 12 A CH2M Hill-led consortium has been awarded a AU$929 million (£578m) contract for a combined cycle power plant.

The consortium will carry out the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the plant for the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia’s Northern Territory.

The contract was awarded by JKC, which is made up of JGC Corporation, Kellogg, Brown & Root and Chiyoda Corporation.

The natural gas-fired power plant is designed to generate enough power for the Ichthys LNG Plant to produce more than eight million tons of LNG each year. Approximately 70% of the LNG will be delivered to Japan.

“We are extremely pleased to be moving forward with JKC on the Ichthys Combined Cycle Power Project,” said Don Zabilansky, president of CH2M Hill’s Power Business Group, “and particularly excited to be a part of helping solve Japan’s energy needs.”

The CH2M Hill team includes UGL, a Sydney-headquartered company working in engineering, property services, asset management and maintenance for the power, water, transport, resources, and property sectors; and GE, which will engineer and supply gas turbines, steam turbines and heat recovery steam generators for the AU$34 billion Ichthys project.

Construction will begin in 2013 with commercial operations targeted for the end of 2016.

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