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Newsletter, Janaury 2014

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Projects Page 2 NT Newsletter January 2014 www.icnnt.org.au As at 30 January 2014, 17,524 company expressions of interest had been received for the Ichthys project, NT companies had received 14,214 nominations and total ANZ nominations were at 20,495. There are currently 749 packages marked as Awarded on ICN Gateway with 1 new Ichthys work package listed in January. Ichthys Bonaparte LNG (GDF Suez) ICN representatives met with GDF Suez this month and were informed that they are in final discussions with their Engineer, Procure, Construct, Installation and Commission (EPCIC) bid companies KBR / Hyundai Heavy Industries and Technip / DSME. FEED expected Q1 2014. Shell Prelude FLNG Shell Prelude supply base is progressing well with Decmil currently constructing their facility in Berrimah. The operation contract has not been awarded as yet. Roper River (Sherwin Iron) Sherwin has advised that a further shipment of approximately 60,000 tonnes of iron ore from its Roper River tenement has left Darwin Port en route to its buyer in China. Source: theage.com.au Minemakers is betting that a breakthrough in phosphate processing will unlock a Northern Territory giant, penetrate an unstoppably expanding Asian market and secure supply of the most precious commodity of all. The company has teamed up with USbased fertiliser group Agrifos to pursue new means of upgrading phosphate rock to superphosphoric acid at its massive Wonarah project in the NTs Georgina Basin. Source: miningnewspremium.net Energy Resources of Australia marked a 59% year-on-year reduction in the December quarter as the company continued to grapple with a leach tank failure. Output for the quarter was 503 tonnes of uranium oxide compared to 1227t in the same period last year. Source: miningnewspremium.net Roper Bar (Western Desert Resources) Thiess makes a return to iron ore mining by securing a $135 million threeyear contract with Western Desert Resources at its Roper Bar Project. Source: thiess.com.au Abattoir (AACo) The Board of AACo announced Jason Strong, the companys current General Manager Marketing, has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jason has spearheaded a range of marketing and supply chain initiatives, and has been responsible for developing strategies for selling the off-take of the companys Darwin abattoir, which is scheduled to commence production in the second half of 2014. Source: aaco.com.au A simple hose and the equivalent of a vacuum cleaner may save the National Broadband Networks fibre-to-thepremise rollout model. If implemented nationally, it has the potential to deliver fibre to the home at half the cost of Labors original costing of $37.4 billion and in just five years, thereby giving fibre a serious advantage on the $41 billion multi-technology rollout model proposed in the NBN strategic review. Source: constructionindustrynews.net Successful Completion of Key Dredging at Walker Shoal The Ichthys LNG Project has completed the most technically challenging section of its Darwin Harbour dredging program. Successfully avoiding the need for drilling and blasting, an experienced team adopted innovative techniques and technologies as an alternative to remove tough rock at Walker Shoal that was sometimes twice as hard as strengthened concrete. To date, no environmental impacts from the dredging and disposal works have been identified by the Projects scientific environmental monitoring program. INPEX Dredging Package Manager Harutoshi Usui said a team of over 250 people had worked hard to minimise disturbance to the community and environment, knowing the harbour is very big in peoples hearts. Source: ichthysproject.com The Sports House site (Waratah Cres, Fannie Bay) has been rezoned to MR (Medium Density Residential) The site will soon be released through a publically competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process and developers will be encouraged to put forward their vision for the site. Potential developers of this site should keep an eye on the Department of Lands Planning and the Environment website dlp.nt.gov.au for a notice for RFP. New Supreme Courts for Alice Springs The Territory Government has indicated it will go to tender in March for the development of two new Supreme Courts in Alice Springs. Source: newsroom.nt.gov.au EOI - Redevelopment of 1 Dick Ward Drive, Fannie Bay The Department of Housing is calling for EOIs from the private sector for the redevelopment of a portion of 1 Dick Ward Drive, Fannie Bay, commonly known as Kurringal Flats. EOIs opened 20 January and close at 2pm 28 February 2014. Visit housing.nt.gov.au for more info The NTG changed the way it advertises and receives tenders. The changes support contemporary and efficient business processes that will save time for businesses in dealing with government. Did you know a free mobile app was released to help support this? Visit the app store and search Tenders Online to access NT Government tenders at your fingertips. http://www.theage.com.au/business/markets/quotes/announcement/SHD/sherwin-iron-limited/1485463 http://www.miningnewspremium.net http://www.miningnewspremium.net http://www.thiess.com.au/news/2014/thiess-awarded-135m-iron-ore-project http://www.aaco.com.au/media/124684/2014-01_aaco_appoints_jason_strong_as_md_ceo.pdf http://www.constructionindustrynews.net http://www.ichthysproject.com/media/news-events/successful-completion-key-dredging-walker-shoal http://dlp.nt.gov.au/ http://newsroom.nt.gov.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewRelease&id=11973&d=5 http://www.housing.nt.gov.au/housing_choices/develop/redevelopment_opportunities

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