Clough’s Asset Services Business, e2o Asset Services, Awarded a Shutdown Contract for Newcrest in PNG

Clough is pleased to announce that their recently launched asset services business, e2o Asset Services, (through Clough Niugini) has been awarded a shutdown scope at Newcrest’s Lihir Gold project on Lihir Island, 900 kms from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The scope awarded includes support shutdown maintenance activities, the asset services team will work with Newcrest to prepare, plan, schedule, execute, close out and improve the site’s Grinding and Flotation (Area) major planned shutdowns.

The shutdown execution works include (but are not limited to) planned maintenance work, corrective work and project improvement works.

The site’s Grinding and Flotation (Area) major planned shutdowns are completed every March and September and form part of the site’s larger Smart Shutdown schedule. Work will commence immediately with the first shutdown planned for March 2022.

Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Managing Director, said: “Clough has over 40 years of experience delivering projects in PNG and this contract will continue to bring opportunities to local talent, businesses and the community at large.”

Brent Maas, Clough Vice President Services for QLD and PNG, said: “Our history in PNG is extensive and this award ensures we continue to make a positive impact in the PNG community while working with Newcrest to maximise the value of their assets.”

Newcrest creates economic value for PNG and local communities including direct revenues from operations, investments in public infrastructure and services, support of local suppliers, and a range of indirect economic benefits. Approximately 4,500 people are employed at Lihir which has a combination of residential and fly-in-fly-out personnel, around 90 per cent of employees are Papua New Guineans.

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About Clough 

Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919 in Perth, Western Australia. Clough delivers sustainable high performing assets for the infrastructure, resources and energy industries underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently.  

Today, Clough manages a global workforce of over 2000 people from operating centres across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK, and North America that strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day. 

Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focuses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into the resources, industrial, energy, water and specialised infrastructure sectors.

About e2o Asset Services

e2o is a global asset services company recognised for delivering valuable and sustainable solutions to clients in the infrastructure, energy and resources industries.   

e2o provides peace of mind to its clients and maximises the value of their assets through a new perspective to asset services that is reflected by a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and zero harm.   

The e2o business is made of three platforms: operations and maintenance, brownfields EPC and workforce management solutions.   e2o is a wholly owned subsidiary of engineering and construction company Clough.

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