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Clough Secures New Opportunities in Australasia
08 April 2016

Johannesburg, 8 April 2016 – Clough (Perth-based), a wholly-owned subsidiary within the Murray & Roberts Group, was awarded a hook-up services contract on the Ichthys LNG Project Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (“FPSO”) facility, by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (“DSME”).

The Ichthys FPSO is a 336 metre long, permanently moored and weather-vaning vessel designed to hold more than one million barrels of condensate.

Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive, Murray & Roberts comments: “This is the second hook-up contract awarded to Clough for the Ichthys LNG project, with Samsung Heavy Industries (“SHI”) awarding a similar contract earlier this year. This award firmly establishes Clough as the leader in the provision of hook-up services to the oil and gas sector.”

The scope of work includes the preparation and execution of offshore hook-up and assistance to commissioning. Work will commence with the mobilisation of engineering and technical teams to the DSME fabrication yard located in Geoje, Korea, before moving offshore in the Browse Basin, 200 km off the northern coastline of Western Australia.

Project management will be executed from Clough's office in Perth, with the technical support of Clough’s Korean joint venture CloughCoens.

The Ichthys LNG Project is a joint venture operated by INPEX in partnership with Total, CPC Corporation Taiwan and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas. It is among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world with the largest offshore facilities in the industry, a state-of-the-art onshore processing facility and an 890 km pipeline linking these facilities for an operational life of at least 40 years.

In a further development, Clough has also been selected to work as part of an engineering panel to provide multi-disciplinary engineering services for Woodside’s Development Planning, Production and Brownfields Projects groups. The contract covers the full spectrum of engineering services including concept and feasibility studies, front end engineering design (“FEED”), engineering assessment and review, detailed engineering and production support across all of Woodside’s onshore and offshore producing assets.

“We are pleased to have been be selected as an engineering partner by Woodside. Over the past two years, Clough has worked hard to lower its cost base and increase productivity by investing in its engineering and project management systems and talent development. Clough’s brownfields engineering team will deliver fit-for-purpose engineering solutions that reduce capex and opex costs, while increasing safety, productivity and schedule certainty”, concludes Laas.