ENERGY and infrastructure group Valmec has been awarded a long term services contract worth $24 million from Origin, for work on the Australia Pacific LNG project (APLNG).

Valmec will provide specialist technicians, equipment and parts to the upstream gas compression and power generation assets of the APLNG project, located in south west Queensland.

This will be part of its preventative and corrective maintenance services contract with Origin, set for an initial period of two years with extension options for a further two years.

Service works under the contract are expected to commence immediately and will be managed from Valmec’s facilities in Dalby, Queensland.

Valmec managing director Steve Dropulich said he was pleased to be able to continue the company’s strong working relationship with Origin as a service provider.

“This contract is of strategic importance to Valmec as it is aligned with our mission of delivering value to our clients across every aspect of our operations and the entire project lifecycle.”

The news came as Valmec announced that it expected to record a stronger second half performance to June after a period of record tendering activities on new service, minor and major capital works across its markets.

“Valmec continues to be engaged by clients on a number of early contractor involvement activities on projects and remains confident that a majority of these projects will become due for award and execution over the coming months and/or into the 2017 financial year,” it said in an announcement.