UGL Limited (ASX: UGL) has announced that in a 50:50 joint venture with EPC firm CH2M HILL it has been awarded a $550m contract to construct an on-site power facility.

The award was made by JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd (a company established by a joint venture between JGC Corporation, KBR and Chiyoda Corporation) for the construction of a combined cycle power plant for the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Australian Northern Territory.

As part of the agreement, GE (NYSE: GE) will engineer and supply gas turbines, steam turbines and heat recovery steam generators for the $34bn Ichthys project.

The CH2M HILL-UGL Joint Venture will design and supply the balance of plant based around the GE technology as well as undertake the complete construction of the project.

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