Charlie on schedule
Wednesday 14 September 2016
Shell says they have a company policy not to comment on the progress of their projects - but simple maths confirms the $1.7 billion QGC Charlie project in the Surat Basin - now owned by Shell - is on track to finish within the planned two year time frame.
The Charlie Project is just one of a small handful of resource sector greenfield projects underway in Queensland at the moment, and this week QGC announced it had completed a third of the work in the last eight months.
The Charlie project is about expanding QGC's coal seam gas supplies which have started to plateau, and involves the construction of around 350 gas wells, and a large field compression station creating more than 1000 construction jobs.
According to QGC, concrete foundations have been completed for all 12 compressors and 10 of the 15 modules fabricated in Gladstone have been installed.
The company also says it is midway through building the ponds, pump stations and gas and water pipelines that will connect the Charlie gas field to Woleebee Creek 34 kilometres away.
QGC says it will now begin work on some of the overhead electrical infrastructure.
“The Woleebee Creek Central Processing Plant substation is being expanded to accommodate the Charlie development,” they said in a project update.
“A new substation adjacent to the Charlie Field Compression Station as well as an overhead transmission line connecting the two substations is under construction and is almost half complete.
“A 34km overhead transmission line between the Woleebee Creek and Charlie substations is underway with two piling rigs continuing to work along the easement pouring concrete piles that will support the steel transmission line poles.”
The works are part of the continuous development of QGC’s tenements in the Surat Basin to sustain natural gas supply to both domestic customers and the two-train Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.QGC has appointed Leighton Contractors Pty Limited as the main works contractor.
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