Industrial success from Top End to Basin for Uni-span

Industrial success from Top End to Basin for Uni-span



The $923 million Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities Main Civil Works (CVL-3) is a segment of the US$34 billion Ichthys Project which is a Joint Venture between INPEX group companies (the Operator), major partner TOTAL group companies and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.

The onshore LNG processing plant is being constructed by engineering, procurement, construction contractor JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd (JKC) at Bladin Point, in Darwin. The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

Leighton Contractors will be constructing the main civil works package, which is critical infrastructure required for the building of the onshore LNG facilities that will ensure the first gas supplies are delivered to INPEX by July 2016.

Scheduled for completion in July 2016, at peak, the CVL-3 project is expected to create approximately 900 jobs.


Through early stage servicing and previous project relations, Uni-span has supplied various formwork systems to construct the following areas in a highly cost efficient way:

  • Compressor bases and columns
  • Manholes
  • Bases to circular tank
  • LER and shelter foundation
  • General single sided and double sided walls
  • Hanging platforms for pile access and stab joints
  • Bund wall forms
  • Impoundment ponds
  • Nanogen slabs
  • Holding basin – C600
  • Dodecagon-shaped Tank Flare Foundation
  • Transformer Blast Walls
  • Corrugated Plate Interceptor Pit & Recovered Oil Pit


Adhering to the Leighton guidelines of Safety First, Uni-span were able to deliver unique solutions that ensured structures were formed on time and without incident, including 84 x (1.2m x 1.2m) 12m high columns without through ties.

50% completion was achieved in mid 2014 with all structures involving Uni-span’s involvement completed. This achievement has seen our equipment and additional engineered solutions now being involved in other areas of the project.


Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) will be the world’s first project to turn gas from coal seams into liquefied natural gas, or LNG.

This major, integrated US$20.4 billion project, located from Western Downs to Curtis Island, involves:

  •       Expanding QGC’s existing natural gas production in the Surat Basin of southern Queensland.
  •       Building a 540km buried natural gas pipeline network linking the gas fields to Gladstone.
  •       Constructing a natural gas liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone, where the gas will be converted to LNG for export.


Approximately 900 tonnes of access scaffolding solutions has been supplied to the Southern Region (4+1), demonstrating Uni-span’s industrial capabilities by highlighting that Uni-span:

  • Has a large quantity of stock and labour resources to supply major industrial construction projects.     
  • Doesn’t have the need to cross hire stock or labour.
  • Has a very competitive pricing structure.
  • Has ongoing supply of maintenance and support services.
  • Has the support for commissioning trades and services.

Another advantage is that logistically, Uni-span’s yard is situated in close proximity to the site. Order management system BizSync, also allows Uni-span to manage the project remotely and accurately.


The project will draw on QGC’s extensive natural gas expertise and BG Group’s international experience in liquefied natural gas, or LNG, at a time of rising demand for cleaner, more efficient energy.

Importantly, QCLNG will also help to address climate change by allowing natural gas, which has the lowest carbon emissions of all fossil fuels, to be transported economically around the world.

To discuss you Industrial Scaffolding and/or Formwork requirements, get in contact with:

Jurie Roetger: or Mobile: 0423 423 488


Darren Isackson: or Mobile: 0409 497 157