Linfox wins huge WA 'Gorgon Gas fields' contract

<font color=red><b>EXCLUSIVE</b></font> Linfox wins multi-billion dollar contract to manage Gorgon Gas project transportation

By Samantha Freestone | November 11, 2009

Linfox has secured a "three-year" contract with Agility Logistics, the Chevron –contracted firm to manage transportation for the multi-billion dollar WA Gorgon Gas field project, a source reveals.

"There is a global logistics firm Agility and they have contracted Linfox to provide land based services for the project," the source tells ATN.

Under the contract, specialised parts and equipment will be transported along the western seaboard for the construction of the plant due to be completed by 2012.

The contract was signed "around July or August", ATN can reveal, with mostly b-triples to be used "when appropriate"

"The work started a month a couple of months ago… and of course it will scale up over time," the source says.

WA Transport Association CEO talks growth

WA Transport Forum CEO Ian King boasts a 30 percent local transport growth in one month due to the joint LNG-gas project.

He says the joint-venture project with fuel giants Shell, Exxon-Mobil has shape-shifted the local economy almost instantly with "at least 100 Linfox trucks" arriving in the last month, although this could not be confirmed.

The Shell, Exxon-Mobil alliance will build the LNG plant over the next three years with contracts to sell more than 5 million tonnes a year already signed.
Gorgon is "capable of producing 15 million tonnes of LNG a year, leaving about 9 million tonnes yet to be sold" so further growth is likely.

"One of the most important things is, if you have a look at the growth of what's been happening throughout the mining sector in WA, you're seeing more and more of these heavy rigid trucks on the road, especially now with Gorgon coming on," King says.

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