Two huge LNG tanks are under construction. This shot was taken in October 2012.
Two huge LNG tanks are under construction. This shot was taken in October 2012.

Aerial photos show construction progress on Curtis Island

RECENT aerial photos of Curtis Island, off Gladstone, show how the huge LNG projects are progressing.

The photos formed part of a shareholder presentation given by Santos on Thursday.

In the workers' camp, the 1344-room accommodation blocks are complete, with capacity for future staged expansion to 2208 rooms. 

The Curtis Island workforce is expected to peak at 2050 in the second quarter of 2014.

The pipeline to bring gas to the island is progressing well, with 100km on the mainland pipeline right of way having been cleared and graded, and 70km of pipeline strung.

About 1000 joints have been welded as part of the project.

A peak workforce of 1300 is expected to be working on pipeline by April 2013.

The pipeline is due to be completed in the second quarter of 2014.

According to Santos, the first module will arrive at Curtis Island in the first quarter of next year.

The first commissioned gas to LNG train is due mid-2014, with the first LNG train in 2015.



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