09/12/2013 - 14:25

Qld pipeline group opens Perth digs

09/12/2013 - 14:25

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Queensland-based pipeline construction company Murphy Pipe and Civil has expanded its operations into Western Australia, opening a new Perth office in the hopes of winning further work on the state's resources projects.

Qld pipeline group opens Perth digs

Queensland-based pipeline construction company Murphy Pipe and Civil has expanded its operations into Western Australia, opening a new Perth office in the hopes of winning further work on the state's resources projects.

The contractor was awarded its first major WA works last year in the form of a $123 million contract at CITIC Pacific's Sino Iron project, and has recently secured an $11 million contract at Rio Tinto's $US310 million coastal water supply project in the Pilbara.

The company has focused its attention primarily on the coal seam gas sector on the east coast but believes its mix of ploughing and traditional pipeline construction could be an advantage when it comes to securing work in WA's emerging shale gas sector.

"We have certainly enjoyed significant success on the east coast for many years, but with increased mining development being witnessed on the west coast, we felt it was the right time for the company to further its reach into this sector," Murphy Pipe and Civil Western Australian manager Phil Larson said.

“Having a personal interface with the resource companies driving Western Australia’s growth is very important to us, and we are confident that we will be able to add a number of unique elements to the State’s existing pipeline construction mix."

The company was born out of a merger between UK-based construction firm Murphy Group and Queensland company Pipe and Civil in 2010, and employs 1,500 staff across the nation.

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