Clough-Saipem JV awarded EPC Contract in WA


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In a 50/50 joint venture, Clough and Saipem have been awarded a contract with Perdaman Industries.

The contract will take place at Perdaman’s urea plant located on the Burrup Peninsula, eight kilometres from Dampier and twenty kilometres north-west of Karratha in Western Australia.

The $3.1 billion contract will include an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) for all civil site works, urea handling and storage, loading and unloading facilities, water treatment plant and a more than 100MW power plant and site buildings.

Clough CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennet said of the project: “We are very excited to announce that we have reached the agreement to deliver this iconic project that will be one of the largest and lower emissions urea plant in the world. In addition, this is an important development for the Australian resources industry, significantly reducing the nation’s reliance on fertiliser imports and will set a standard for low-emissions and high-efficiency technologies.”

Saipem’s CEO, Stefano Cao also added: “We have reached an agreement for a strategic EPC contract in Australia. We congratulate Perdaman Industries for the achievement, and we are grateful for the confidence demonstrated towards our Saipem – Clough JV. This project – one of the largest and environmentally efficient urea plants in the world – will strengthen our leadership role in the gas monetisation market and will contribute to further diversify our geographical footprint in a country leading on decarbonisation.”

Perdaman Industries has already invested over $4.5 billion for the development of the Urea Project and once complete; the plant will have a capacity of 2.14Mtpa. The urea created at the plant will be transported to the Pilbara Ports Authority via a seven-kilometre closed conveyor. It will then be shipped to local and offshore markets, with 50 to 100 shiploads expected annually.

The Urea Project will use natural gas sourced from Woodside for up to 20 years to produce urea fertiliser.

This multi-billion dollar project will generate around 2,000 jobs for the region over a three year period with around 200 permanent jobs once the plant is operational. This project is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the Western Australian economy.

Source: Clough Group

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