Leighton Contractors’ Services Division has been awarded a four year, $280 million operations and maintenance contract by JKC Australia LNG (JKC) for the Temporary Site Facilities Works at Blaydin Point, Darwin, Northern Territory.

These works support the construction of the Ichthys Project onshore LNG facilities being delivered by JKC on behalf of the Ichthys Joint Venture.

Leighton Contractors, in partnership with Morris Corporation, will deliver operations and maintenance services for the temporary site facilities works. This includes servicing site temporary buildings, electrical and power distribution systems, temporary waste water treatment plant and pumping stations, warehouse and material control systems, fuel storage, roads, set down areas, fencing, lighting, cleaning services, wash down, quarantine areas and pest control.

Construction of the temporary site facilities works is currently being undertaken by Leighton Contractors’ Infrastructure Division.

Craig Laslett, Managing Director at Leighton Contractors, said the company was very proud to continue working with JKC to construct and maintain building works instrumental to the onshore LNG facilities.

“To be awarded another component on this major project demonstrates our ability to deliver total project solutions spanning every stage of the project life-cycle. It‟s also an excellent example of how our diverse capabilities deliver value to clients. The ability to transition smoothly from construction to operations and maintenance of these temporary facilities reduces risk and enables the rest of the construction operations on the site to progress.”

Michael Bushby, Executive General Manager at Leighton Contractors Services Division, said the company will draw on their strong experience in facility management and service delivery and look forward to working closely with to operate and maintain this vital infrastructure.

“This contract is a great result for Leighton Contractors‟ services business and reflects the hard work and commitment of the team in understanding JKC needs by providing a customised service delivery solution.”

Service mobilisation will commence in February 2013. Leighton Contractors will operate and maintain services for all temporary site facilities for approximately 50 months during construction phase and employ up to 300 people at peak, with many sourced locally.

“The workforce required for the operation will present a tremendous opportunity to provide training and development for local people.” Mr Bushby said.

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