Monday, May 23rd, 2011
AusGroup's subsidiary, AGC Industries Pty Ltd ('AGC'), a leading Australian owned fabrication, construction and integrated services company, has been awarded a major fabrication contract by Chevron Australia to manufacture pipe spools for the Gorgon Project, one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource natural gas project in Australia's history.

The contract, valued at approximately AU$50 million, will take place over 18 months commencing in the second half of 2011. The scope of work covers receiving material, fabrication, storage, coating and testing of 8,200 pipe spools of various diameters, weighing approximately 7,500 tonnes.

"We are extremely pleased to support Chevron as the operator of the historic Gorgon Project," said John Sheridan, AusGroup Managing Director and CEO. "Today marks an important milestone for AGC - this opportunity strengthens our growth and delivery aspirations within the Australian natural resources industry.

"The experience and capabilities of AusGroup will enable the project to be delivered safely and effectively, while maintaining our Perfect Day safety philosophy."

AGC will combine the use of its fabrication facilities in Kwinana and Henderson, located 50 kilometres south of Perth, to accommodate the future growth of the Gorgon Project throughout construction.
The Greater Gorgon gas fields contain resources of about 40 trillion cubic feet of gas, Australia's largest-known gas resource, located between 130km and 200km off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

With this contract award, AusGroup's order book now stands at AU$288 million.

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AusGroup Limited is an energy and resources specialist providing fabrication, precision machining, construction and integrated services to natural resource development companies. The Company also provides access services for construction and maintenance contracts through MAS Australasia Pty Ltd (MAS). AusGroup has an established operations network strategically positioned throughout Australia, Singapore and Thailand.

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The Gorgon Project is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent) and Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (one percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent). The Gorgon Project is developing the Greater Gorgon gas fields, located between 130km and 200km off the north-west coast of Western Australia. The Greater Gorgon gas fields contain resources of about 40 trillion cubic feet of gas, Australia’s largest-known gas resource.

The Gorgon Project includes:
• Development of the Greater Gorgon gas fields involving subsea pipelines to Barrow Island
• A gas processing facility on Barrow Island consisting of three, 5 million tonne per annum LNG trains and a domestic gas plant
• LNG shipping facilities to transport products to international markets
• Greenhouse gas management via injection of carbon dioxide into deep formations beneath Barrow Island

It includes the construction of a 15 million tonne per annum (MTPA) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide 300 terajoules per day to supply gas to Western Australia.

Gorgon LNG will be off loaded via a four kilometre long loading jetty for transport to international markets. The domestic gas will be piped to the Western Australian mainland.

For more information visit
Chris Rickard, Professional Public Relations
P: +61 (8) 9388 0944
M: +61 415 827 369

Luke Derbyshire, Professional Public Relations

M: +61 488 664 246


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