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McConnell Dowell, Worley take on new ventures

Companies are strengthening their work across the industry with a McConnell Dowell contract announced and a Worley acquisition being finalised.

McConnell Dowell: contract with Rio Tinto

McConnell Dowell has been contracted by Rio Tinto subsidiary, Queensland Alumina, for the design and construction of a waste line replacement at the Parsons Point alumina refinery in Gladstone, Queensland.

The scope of the work will see McConnell Dowell design the new waste line and deliver the design of the support structure, as well as the removal of the existing pipeline.

McConnell Dowell will also undertake the process of the support structures, including 1400 piles within tidal and marine zones, and install 8.8km of DN 350 SCH 60 above ground steel pipeline.

The company has commenced work on the project and expects to deliver the pipeline through 2020 and 2021.

Worley: acquiring TW Power Services

Worley is set to enhance its global operations and maintenance capability in the gas pipeline sector by taking total ownership of TW Power Services (TWPS).

The company has acquired Ferrovial’s 50 per cent shareholding in TWPS, an operations maintenance company that provides services across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

TWPS is experienced across a range of power technologies and operates, monitors and maintains gas pipeline assets.

Through the acquisition, Worley is confident TWPS will help its customers transition to a low-carbon future, as well as applying digital technology to imposes effectiveness of operations maintenance.

Worley will also expand its established operations and maintenance capabilities by leveraging TWPS’ leadership in the development and application of digital technology to complement Worley’s operation and maintenance business.

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