Chinchilla, Surat Basin
QGC Pty Ltd
Schedule of Rates
December 2010 to June 2012
Thiess is carrying out the Early Works contract for QGC Coal Seam Gas upstream infrastructure near the centres of Miles and Chinchilla in the Surat Basin.
Thiess has a long association with QGC, we were a foundation stakeholder in 2000 and project managed early exploration and field developments. Thiess is supporting QGC in its quest to deliver cleaner, more efficient energy to be exported around the world, create permanent jobs, and stimulate the Queensland economy.
This involves Thiess constructing field compressor stations, HDPE gathering pipelines, intermediate high pressure gas trunklines, water storage ponds and complete site preparation for additional compressor stations and a central processing plant, with work scheduled for completion in June 2012.
These works will support QGCs development of a number of new fields to supplement its existing and future obligations for the supply of gas to the domestic market, which includes: construction of field compressor stations (Argyle and Bellevue); construction of pipeline gathering systems (Kenya East, Clunie, Barney); construction of gas intermediate pressure trunklines (Argyle and Bellevue); construction of 7 water storage ponds and levy embankments; site preparation and bulk earthworks at 8 field compressor stations sites; and site preparation and bulk earthworks at a central processing plant (Ruby).
Community interests are addressed in the Social Performance Management Plan which is aligned to the client QGC’s over-arching Social Impact Management Plan – a program for minimising negative impacts on the Surat Basin community, whilst optimising opportunities for social investment. Social Performance strategies include reduction of negative impacts on local housing supplies, utilising appropriate local suppliers and sub-contractors, and tapping into the local labour market. At all times community interaction takes place under the guidance of the client, to support their social performance targets, and to resolve grievances and complaints in a timely and professional manner.
This Project is unique because of the number of sites included within the Scope Of Works which are located within a 90km radius form the main site office at Kenya Block, 28km south of Chinchilla.
Each site, or footprint, requires individual responses in terms of Emergency Response Plans, Site Environmental Plans, and Traffic Management Plans.
Additionally each site must conform to stringent Environmental Approval requirements.
Due to the vast distance between the extreme site locations of the Project area, extra resources such as a Paramedic have been employed to ensure the safety of our people working remotely, and reduce impacts on already limited health care services in the area.