Painters have been abseiling down a 97m tall tower doing touch-up work on the QCLNG project on Curtis Island.
Painters have been abseiling down a 97m tall tower doing touch-up work on the QCLNG project on Curtis Island. Bechtel

Painters scale new heights on QCLNG project

YOU have to be adventurous to undertake some of the tasks being done on Curtis Island at the moment, with one of the most challenging jobs involving painters.

An abseiling team has been working its way from the top of a 97m tall structure down to the bottom, doing touch-up paint works as the project prepares to begin commissioning.

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The abseiling team will be on site over the next couple of weeks, putting the finishing touches on the orange and white stack.

The project's flare tower is set to be commissioned before the end of the month.

Gas is expected to be exported from the $23.5b QCLNG plan in the last quarter of this year.

The project's first CSG was piped onto Curtis Island in December, marking the completion of the 540km pipeline network.