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27 March 2017

Easternwell wins contract to drill well for carbon capture project

Broadspectrum’s subsidiary, Easternwell, has signed a drilling services agreement with CO2CRC Limited to support its environmentally vital research into carbon capture and storage technology.

Easternwell’s Advantage Drilling Rig commenced work last week to decommission an existing well before drilling a new well to a depth of approximately 1,600 metres for carbon dioxide injections at CO2CRC’s Otway Research Facility located in South West Victoria.

Easternwell’s Executive General Manager, Tim Phelan, said: “We are excited to be a part of this innovative project by drilling an appraisal well to assist in the ongoing research of carbon capture and storage as a reliable and cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

“CO2CRC’s Otway Research Facility is Australia’s first end-to-end demonstration of carbon capture and storage and we look forward to assisting with their project,” Tim said.

CO2CRC has invested more than $100 million into the site over the past decade, and it is one of the best characterised carbon storage sites in the world. The site attracts the best global researchers who have made substantial breakthroughs in the storage and monitoring of carbon dioxide below ground.

Easternwell is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, specialising in providing drilling, well servicing and remote mobile camp management services to the mining, oil and gas industries. The company’s depth of expertise, experience and capability enables it to deliver a full service offering to clients, including logistics and facilities management, consulting, construction, care and welfare, operations and maintenance and business support services. The group’s capability is further enhanced as a Ferrovial company, a multinational infrastructure operator and municipal services company, committed to developing innovative and sustainable solutions. Find out more at: www.broadspectrum.com | www.ferrovial.com/en