Engineering group Clough has won a contract to provide its services to a joint venture building a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) import terminal in South Africa. Under the deal, Clough will construct the marine facilities and overland pipeline for the Saldanha Bay LPG import terminal, with is being built by Sunrise Energy, a partnership between IIitha Group Holdings, Industrial Development Corporation, and Mining Oil and Gas Services.
The scope of work includes fabrication, installation and commissioning of a 5km LPG pipeline. The overland pipeline will include a shore crossing and a 2km pipeline to connect with the Sunrise plant infrastructure. The marine facilities will allow vessels to offload LPG to an onshore facility via a 3km subsea pipeline.
Engineering and procurement will begin immediately with work to be done out of Clough’s office in Cape Town, while construction team will move to the site in April. The value of the deal was not disclosed but the contract covers construction of marine facilities and subsea and overline pipelines for the terminal. At its peak, the contract will employ 100 people.
New Clough chief executive Peter Bennett said the contract represented “a landmark project for our business and a continuation of our international expansion strategy”.
The Saldanha Bay project, 130 km north of Cape Town, will import and store LPG for distribution throughout South Africa. Sunrise Energy is a partnership between Ilitha Group, Industrial Development Corporation and Mining Oil and Gas Services. Clough is owned by South Africa’s Murray & Roberts.