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Murray & Roberts secures two new contracts through subsidiaries Clough and CH-IV

27 January 2016

Johannesburg, 27 January 2016 – Clough (Perth-based) and CH-IV (Baltimore-based), two wholly-owned subsidiaries within the Murray & Roberts Group, this week secured contracts in the oil and gas sectors in Korea and the United States (“US”).

Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive, Murray & Roberts comments: “We are very pleased with these awards, considering the low oil price and current pressure on the global oil and gas market.”

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (“SHI”) awarded a contract for hook-up services on the Ichthys LNG Project Central Processing Facility (“CPF”) to Clough. The scope of work includes the preparation and execution of offshore hook-up activities and assistance to commissioning. Project management will be executed from Clough's office in Perth, with the technical support of Clough’s Korean joint venture, CloughCoens.

“The Ichthys LNG project follows on a strong relationship with INPEX over many years and Clough’s investment in developing its hook-up capability and implementing key productivity tools and processes to reduce cost and deliver greater certainty of project outcome for clients. The CH-IV project may not be material from a contract value point of view, but it’s another successful bid in the owner’s engineering space in the US”, continues Laas.

CH-IV International has been selected as owner’s engineer for Eagle LNG Partners’ (“Eagle LNG”) previously announced liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) production and export facility on Zoo Parkway in Jacksonville, Florida.  As owner’s engineer, CH-IV is responsible for the engineering necessary for completion of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) application. 

Jeffrey P. Beale, President of CH-IV International stated, “CH-IV is extremely proud that Eagle LNG has chosen us for such an important energy project.  Clearly our experience in designing LNG facilities requiring FERC regulatory permit approval will help Eagle LNG progress this project toward providing a new source of clean-burning natural gas for the island nations in the Caribbean.”

For further information contact:

Ed Jardim

Murray & Roberts Group

Group Investor and Media Executive

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About Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts is a leading engineering and construction services group of companies. It has predominantly delivered infrastructure projects throughout South and Southern Africa for more than 110 years, and is today recognised as an international engineering and construction group. Murray & Roberts is a group of world-class companies and brands aligned to the same purpose and vision, and guided by the same set of values.

The Group offers engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance services in the oil & gas, underground mining, power & water as well as the civil infrastructure and building markets.

Murray & Roberts is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is listed on the JSE Limited. It has offices in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and South Korea, Scotland, Canada, the USA and Chile.

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About Clough

Clough works with some of the world’s largest energy and resources companies to engineer, construct, commission and maintain a comprehensive range of facilities for energy, chemical, infrastructure, mining and mineral projects. The company’s full project lifecycle delivery model reduces risk and optimises safety, productivity and cost across every phase of a project. 

Established in 1919, Clough’s services are underpinned by a dedication to project delivery excellence that has spanned over 90 years.  Today the company’s operations cover Australia, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, UK, USA and now Canada.

Clough is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, South Africa’s leading engineering and construction services Group.

Backed by an experienced leadership team, sophisticated project management systems, and Murray & Roberts’ vast global resources, Clough is committed to safety, sustainable development and the wellbeing of the people it employs, as well as of communities and environments in which it operates.

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About CH-IV International

CH-IV, with offices near Baltimore, Maryland and in Houston, Texas, provides consulting services to LNG asset developers, regulators, facility owners, operators and lenders to ensure assets are designed, developed, constructed and operated safely and in accordance with codes, regulations, and project specific technical and commercial specifications. 

The Company specializes in the provision of LNG engineering and consulting services to the global LNG sector including North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Pacific Rim and South America.

CH-IV has provided engineering and consulting services to the majority of US LNG export projects that sit before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and is a technical leader in the design of bunkering systems for ships using LNG for engine fuel.

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