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Gorgon LNG Construction Village

Gorgon Construction Village
Design and delivery of a 4,000-person construction village
Location: Australia
Operator: Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, Kellogg Joint Venture (KJV)
Duration: 2009 - 2015
Scope: Design, engineering, procurement, construction, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, testing, precommissioning, commissioning

Kent, in partnership with Thiess and Decmil, were awarded a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to design and deliver a 4,000-person construction village to support the development of the Gorgon Gas Field on Barrow Island, Western Australia.

The buildings and facilities scope includes 10 accommodation clusters each accommodating 348 personnel, kitchens, food storage, dining halls, administration buildings, wet mess and beer garden, locker store, laundry, bulk linen store, communication building, telecommunication equipment rooms, gymnasium, BBQ area, swimming pool, golf areas, outdoor cinema, cricket areas, multiple courts and relaxation areas. Cyclone walkways interlink various buildings. All buildings are prefabricated modular type, designed in line with the requirements of Australian Codes and Standards.

The site utilities scope includes site drainage, fencing, road infrastructure, building air conditioning and ventilation systems, potable and fire water storage, water reticulation system, wastewater collection network, waste water storage and pumping to the treatment plant, fire alarm and firefighting systems, LPG storage (free issue) and reticulation, HV/LV switch room (free issue) and power reticulation, vehicle maintenance shed / yard, diesel storage and reticulation to consumers.

The integrated utility plant is located 2.5km from the construction village and includes a 14.5 MW electrical power generation (Bridging Power Station - BPS), 33kV reticulation to the construction village, bridging wastewater treatment plant (BWWTP) including the disposal of treated water to existing injection facility. The Greater Gorgon gas fields, one of Australia's largest-known gas resources, contain about 40 trillion cubic feet of gas.

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