VALMEC Services, formerly known as Exterran Australia, has been awarded a $5.3 million contract by the partners of the Australia Pacific LNG project for work on the Talinga Gas Processing Facility.

The company will provide maintenance and overhaul services for the compression equipment at the facility, located near Chinchilla in Queensland.

Equipment at facilties such as these must be overhauled every three years in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.

Work on the contract started in March and is expected to wrap up by the end of July, Valmec said in an announcement.

Valmec managing director Steve Dropulich said the contract would be delivered by the company’s Queensland site-based team and Dalby workshop services team, supported by its project construction operations.

“We are delighted to have secured such a significant service and maintenance contract on the back of the acquisition of Exterran Australia and to be involved in this project for Australia Pacific LNG and Origin,” he said.

The contract is the first to be awarded to the Exterran Australia operation following the Valmec acquisition in December 2014.

Mr Dropulich said at the time that the acquisition of the group, together with the execution of key sales, services and supply agreements with the US-based portion of Exterran, would expand Valmec’s capabilities in the sector.