CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has been awarded a package of gas gathering and infrastructure works worth an estimated $90 million for Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) in Queensland’s Surat Basin.

The contract, which will deliver more than 300 coal seam gas wells over two years, consolidates CPB Contractors’ position as a key delivery partner in the provision of gas infrastructure in Queensland.

CPB Contractors has delivered gas gathering infrastructure for more than 800 wells for APLNG over the past five years.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Wright, said, “CIMIC Group has a long track record in the delivery of essential infrastructure and services for communities across Australia.

“CPB Contractors’ expertise in supporting the delivery of liquefied natural gas, combined with the specialist skills of Thiess, Sedgman and UGL, means the CIMIC Group continues to play a central role in the vital work of the energy and resources sectors.”

CPB Contractors Managing Director, Juan Santamaria, said, “CPB Contractors is proud not only of our ongoing work in this sector, but also our long-term opportunity to support and be part of communities in the Surat Basin.

“Our work with local subcontractors and suppliers continues to make important contributions to employment, business opportunities and community benefits for the people of Roma, Miles, Chinchilla and Dalby.”

Works under the new contract include infrastructure for access tracks and well site lease pad preparation, gas and water pipeline gathering networks, electrical supply networks and rehabilitation of right of ways after installations are complete.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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