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Chapter 6

I Construction During The Settlement Years

II The Use Of Timber As A Structural Material

III Structural Steel

IV Concrete Technology

V Housing

VI Industrialised Pre-cast Concrete Housing

VII Ports And Harbours

VIII Roads

IX Heavy Foundations

X Bridges

XI Sewerage

XII Water Engineering

XIII Railways

XIV Major Buildings

XV Airports

XVI Thermal Power Stations

XVII Materials Handling

XVIII Oil Industry

XIX The Snowy Mountains Scheme

XX The Sydney Opera House

XXI The Sydney Harbour Bridge

XXII Hamersley Iron

XXIII North West Shelf

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North West Shelf (continued)

Work is now well underway on the multi-billion dollar Liquefied Natural Gas Phase further dramatically transforming the Burrup Peninsula as the targeted October 1989 schedule date for the first shipments of product to Japan draws nearer.

This development (in which the original five partners have been joined by the Japanese trading houses Mitsubishi and Mitsui) involves the building of a three-train LNG Plant, LNG storage tanks and LNG product loading jetty on the Burrup Peninsula, two additional offshore production facilities, interconnecting pipelines and supporting infrastructure and a fleet of seven LNG carriers.

By the mid-1990s LNG sales to Japan are expected to be rivalling wool, wheat, coal and iron ore as Australia's biggest export revenue earner. The North West Shelf Project has taxed skills right across the board to the utmost -as did the 'Snowy' before it -and the challenges will continue on into the next century. Truly a worthy successor as the greatest engineering and construction achievement in Australia since that pioneering hydro-electric scheme, the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Woodside Offshore Petroleum

People in Bright Sparcs - Tapper, P. P.

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