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Clough Secures New Opportunities in Australasia

08 April 2016


Johannesburg, 8 April 2016 – Clough (Perth-based), a wholly-owned subsidiary within the Murray & Roberts Group, was awarded a hook-up services contract on the Ichthys LNG Project Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (“FPSO”) facility, by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (“DSME”).

The Ichthys FPSO is a 336 metre long, permanently moored and weather-vaning vessel designed to hold more than one million barrels of condensate.

Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive, Murray & Roberts comments: “This is the second hook-up contract awarded to Clough for the Ichthys LNG project, with Samsung Heavy Industries (“SHI”) awarding a similar contract earlier this year. This award firmly establishes Clough as the leader in the provision of hook-up services to the oil and gas sector.

The scope of work includes the preparation and execution of offshore hook-up and assistance to commissioning. Work will commence with the mobilisation of engineering and technical teams to the DSME fabrication yard located in Geoje, Korea, before moving offshore in the Browse Basin, 200 km off the northern coastline of Western Australia.  

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 is a joint venture operated by INPEX in partnership with Total, CPC Corporation Taiwan and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.  It is among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world with the largest offshore facilities in the industry, a state-of-the-art onshore processing facility and an 890 km pipeline linking these facilities for an operational life of at least 40 years.

In a further development, Clough has also been selected to work as part of an engineering panel to provide multi-disciplinary engineering services for Woodside’s Development Planning, Production and Brownfields Projects groups.  The contract covers the full spectrum of engineering services including concept and feasibility studies, front end engineering design (“FEED”), engineering assessment and review, detailed engineering and production support across all of Woodside’s onshore and offshore producing assets. 

“We are pleased to have been be selected as an engineering partner by Woodside.  Over the past two years, Clough has worked hard to lower its cost base and increase productivity by investing in its engineering and project management systems and talent development. Clough’s brownfields engineering team will deliver fit-for-purpose engineering solutions that reduce capex and opex costs, while increasing safety, productivity and schedule certainty”, concludes Laas.


For further information contact:

Ed Jardim

Murray & Roberts Group

Group Investor and Media Executive

Mobile    +27 (0) 83 357 6282



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 CloughCoens

CloughCoens is a leader in the provision of highly specialised completions and commissioning services to global onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, fabrication contractors and operators. The group delivers an innovative project management and execution service to enable oil and gas facilities to be commissioned in a safe and effective manner using competitively priced and competent global resources and world class systems and processes.

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