AG&P announced today that it has won a US$152M contract to modularize 26 local electrical rooms (LER) and local instrumentation rooms (LIR) that will provide the electrical backbone of the Ichthys Project. Ichthys is owned by Inpex and Total, which in turn contracted JKC, a consortium of three global EPC companies: Japan Gas Corporation, Kellogg, Brown and Root and Chiyoda, to execute the project on their behalf. JKC has contracted AG&P to fabricate and assemble these modules for delivery to the project site in Northern Australia. Ichthys is expected to cost US$34 billion and is the world’s second-largest LNG project.
“AG&P is thrilled that it can support this vital project which will provide critical LNG to Japan and other countries, from Australia.”
Expected to begin fabrication in Q1 2013, the approximately three-year contract involves the construction of the LERs and LIRs, as well as the integration of high-value electrical and instrumentation equipment, together weighing over 17,000 MT. LERs, specialized modules housing electrical transformers and switch gears which control all power distribution onsite, and LIRs, specialized rooms housing equipment used to monitor project progress, are critical to the success of the overall project. The modules will be 100% mission-ready, with almost no additional work required upon their arrival in Australia, other than hook-up.
“This contract illustrates the construction industry’s readiness and need to develop more comprehensive and complete modules – no longer just steel and pipe, but fully outfitted with complex electrical and instrumentation systems installed and tested prior to shipment,” said Joseph Sigelman, Chairman, AG&P. “AG&P is thrilled that it can support this vital project which will provide critical LNG to Japan and other countries, from Australia.”
AG&P will be executing the entire fabrication and assembly works for the Ichthys LER/LIR project from its Batangas yards. “We are proud to be able to showcase the quality, consistency, work ethic and ingenuity of the Philippines in the world’s most complex and essential infrastructure. We are delighted to be a champion of our country on the global stage and will work very hard to live up to such high expectations,” said Noel Gonzales, AG&P Project Director.
Mr. Sigelman commented: “The great advantage of AG&P’s Modstruction™ process is that it allows infrastructure to be built in a controlled environment to enhance safety and quality. At the same time, it allows parallel processing of multiple facilities so that projects are finished faster than they can be in a normal construction setting which are constrained by a linear progression. This means that our clients can drive revenue often many months sooner.”
Source: Business Wire
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