AUSGROUP scaffolding arm MAS Australasia has been awarded a new contract by the CB&I and Kentz Joint Venture (CKJV), for works on the Chevron-operated Gorgon project.

MAS will be providing 6,100 tonnes of scaffolding material for the project, which will be used to provide access for the completion of modules, ancillary structures and equipment for all trades services being carried out on Barrow Island.

The new contract will build on a contract signed by MAS with CKJV last year, where the company was commissioned to provide ongoing scaffolding services under a contract worth $34.5 million initially.

The scaffolding was to be used to provide access for insulation, painting, installation and other works undertaken on Barrow Island.

The new contract is expected to create about 50 local jobs.

Fellow AusGroup subsidiary AGC Industries also signed a deal with CKJV in 2013 for the manufacture and supply of Shear Keys, used for modular construction and in this instance used to secure the LNG plant modules on Barrow Island.