DUKE ENERGY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS TASMANIAN GAS PIPELINE FIVE MILE BLUFF TO PORT LATTA CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT
Duke Energy International (DEI) today announced the construction contract for the Five Mile Bluff to Port Latta portion of the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline has been awarded to McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd.
McConnell Dowell - an international engineering and construction company headquartered in
The Rosevale to
Project Manager, Carl Fisher, said that there were several major companies and consortia which submitted bids for the contracts during an extensive six month tender and negotiation process.
"McConnell Dowell stood out for the Five Mile Bluff to Port Latta portion as a company with extensive experience in tackling challenging terrains, which we face along
McConnell Dowell is a leading international pipeline construction company headquartered in
"We're confident that McConnell Dowell has the expertise, resources and environmental track record to meet our stringent requirements," Carl said.
McConnell Dowell's General Manager, Pipelines, Mark Twycross, said that the company was delighted to be involved in constructing the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline.
"This is a fiercely competitive business, and we're pleased to be involved with a project that promises to bring a new energy option and so much opportunity to
"We're looking forward to starting work on the ground in January and will focus on establishing our workforce and sub contractors over the next few weeks."
The 714km Tasmanian Gas Pipeline will transport gas from Longford in
More information about McConnell Dowell can be found at www.macdow.com.au.
Duke Energy International (DEI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy, is one of the world's leading international energy companies offering energy trading and marketing, risk management, natural gas and power development expertise and operations services across Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific. DEI's Asia Pacific energy portfolio includes 2300km of natural gas pipelines in operation and under construction; 860 gross megawatts of thermal power generation in operation and under construction; and energy trading and marketing located in
Duke Energy, a diversified multinational energy company, creates value for customers and shareholders through an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. Duke Energy manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses - generating revenues of more than US$49 billion in 2000. Duke Energy, headquartered in