Ichthys LNG project hit with pay dispute

By Staff reporter 15 March 2017

Australia’s $37 billion Ichthys LNG export project has been halted in the final stages of construction after building company Laing O’Rourke removed 800 workers from the site over a pay dispute with a Japanese supplier.

Laing O’Rourke said Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) had not paid workers building four cryogenic tanks for several months, the Western Australian reported.

"Laing O’Rourke has made significant efforts to resolve the matter, but direct approaches to KHI in Japan over recent weeks have failed to produce a satisfactory outcome," the contractor was...

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