QGC Pty Limited has announced a new $120 million contract for the construction of the supply of polyethylene to its gas fields in Queensland.


“Part of the deal is a new manufacturing facility in Toowoomba to be open by mid 2012,” said Premier Anna Bligh.


The contract has been awarded to Iplex Pipelines, a division of Fletcher Building, supplies and distributes pipeline systems and manufactures pipelines from 15mm to 2000mm in diameter for services including plumbing, water supply, gas, sewerage, storm water, irrigation, telecommunications, and electricity.


Pipe deliveries are expected to start in December this year and continue over at least two years. Iplex Pipelines will also construct a new manufacturing facility in the Toowoomba region to open by mid-2012 to service this and other contracts.