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News Release 2009
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Gorgon LNG EPCM Contract awarded to
Kellogg Joint Venture Group

Yokohama, Japan –JGC announced today that Kellogg Joint Venture Group (KJVG) has been awarded by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd an estimated AUD ~2.7 Billion contract to Engineer, Procure and Construction Manage (EPCM) the LNG downstream and logistics portion of the multi-billion dollar Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG Project.

KJVG, a KBR led Joint Venture consisting of partners JGC, Clough and Hatch, will execute and construct the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on Barrow Island, consisting of three 5 million tonne per annum (MTPA) LNG trains, gas processing and treatment facilities, product storage and offloading, complete offsites, utilities and accommodations. The EPCM contract also includes a 300TJ/d domestic gas plant. The design of the facility features improvements in greenhouse gas emissions performance including improved waste heat recovery and the provision of facilities for the injection of reservoir carbon dioxide deep into the subsurface.

The EPCM effort is a modular construction strategy to minimize impact on the island during the construction phase, and is being conducted from two main operating centers located in Perth, Australia and London, UK with support from global centers in USA, Singapore, Indonesia and Japan. KJVG plans to utilize several fabrication yards across South East Asia & Australia to support the planned 250,000 tons of LNG modules. Along with the above unique and one of kind design items, KJVG will implement a comprehensive Quarantine management plan for Barrow Island.

The Gorgon Project plans to develop 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. Chevron is operator of the Project with a 50% interest, and ExxonMobil and Shell each hold 25%.

KJVG, formed as a partnership between KBR E&C Australia Pty Ltd, JGC Corporation, Clough Projects Australia Pty Ltd and Hatch Associates Pty Ltd Group, completed the updated onshore facilities Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and execution planning earlier this year.

JGC Corporation is an international engineering and construction company based in Yokohama, Japan, having multiple operating centers and executing large scale projects world-wide. Drawing on its strong background in the execution of both hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon related projects, with annual sales turnover of approximately $5 billion, JGC is currently executing projects in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Qatar, Indonesia and other countries.


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