Here are some of the top new stories on contracts awarded in the last quarter in mining and oil & gas.

Wheatstone pump contracts


A range of new pump supply contracts have been awarded on Chevron’s Wheatstone Project as part of the Bechtel Onshore LNG Plant.

United Pumps Australia has been selected to supply API 610 pumps for the two LNG trains.

Flowserve has been selected to supply lean Solvent Charge API pumps while Sundyne has been selected to supply various centrifugal API pumps.

Curtis QCLNG maintenance


QGC Pty Limited has awarded a contract worth more than $80 million to Australian company Monadelphous Group Limited for maintenance of the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) liquefied natural gas plant.

The Gladstone arm of Monadelphous will support maintenance activities on Curtis Island including supply and operation of cranes, scaffolding, mechanical and electrical equipment.

This maintenance will help to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the LNG plant during operational preparations in 2013 and when LNG production starts in 2014.

QGC has also awarded a contract worth up to $80 million for the first stage of natural gas processing facilities in the Surat Basin for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.


Forge gets EPC contract for Rio Tinto fuel infrastructure


Cimeco, a subsidiary of Forge Group, has been awarded a $70 million contract by Rio Tinto for the design and construction of Fuel Infrastructure at both the West Angelas and Brockman iron ore mines in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

ABB gets automation contract for Grosvenor coal mine


Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth US$38 million to design, engineer and supply an integrated automation and electrification system for Anglo American’s new Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland on the east coast of Australia.

ABB’s delivery includes ABB’s Unigear ZS1 switchgear and space saving water-cooled multi-drive equipment for a smaller substation footprint that will result in a lower capital cost for the project. The customized solution will also use ABB’s System 800xA automation system to integrate and control all processes and power systems to enhance productivity. System 800xA is well-suited for composite mining projects that realize engineering and operational cost savings with the integration of plant-wide process control and electrical power systems.

Caval Ridge coal mine plant contracts awarded


Thiess has been awarded two new contracts for approximately $220 million with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) for construction works on the Caval Ridge Mine Project in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland.

The Thiess contracts are for the construction of a coal preparation plant (CPP), part of the coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), for approximately $125 million and a rail loop and holding roads for approximately $95 million.

Monadelphous meanwhile was awarded the contract for the provision of civil, structural, mechanical, piping, and electrical and instrumentation works on the CPP.

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