Laing O’Rourke has announced a major contract win with construction and engineering group Bechtel at Chevron’s Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project.
The company said it would provide more than half a billion dollars in civil and structural engineering and construction under the deal, which will require up to 700 staff.
Specific terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Laing O’Rourke chief executive David Stewart said work was already underway at its Perth workshops, while construction crews will mobilise to the Wheatstone site later this year.
The works will include the delivery of cranes, structures and foundations as well as concrete and earthworks for Wheatstone’s two LNG process trains, as well as power generation and distribution, water treatment, air and nitrogen systems and gas inlet facilities for the project’s utilities plant.
In total, Laing O’Rourke will supply more than 220,000 cubic metres of concrete and paving and 794,00 cubic metres of earthworks under the contract.