The McConnell Dowell and Consolidated Contracting Company Joint Venture (MCJV) secured the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) award for its work on Origin Energy’s Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project. The MCJV was also one of four announced finalists for 2015 Project of the Year. The joint venture involvement on the APLNG project covered many aspects of project management such as early contractor involvement and a collaborative cultural approach, which was adopted by the client and contractor teams through the FEED, detailed engineering and construction stages. The huge scale of the project also meant that many technical, logistical and terrain challenges were overcome in a proactive manner by the integrated team. Tying in with managing the scale of the project was an innovative approach to driving safety, environment, quality and progress, which resulted in the MCJV meeting and exceeding targets in key result areas. Speaking at the awards night, IPA Chief Executive Brendan Lyon said MCJV won the Contractor Excellence Award “for the delivery of a large, complex resources project amid challenging terrain, on time and on budget.” The MCJV was the construction contractor for the 530 km, 900–1,050 mm API 5L externally-coated gas transmission pipeline, stretching from the Surat and Bowen Basin’s to the LNG processing facility located at Laird Point on Curtis Island, Gladstone. The Project is approximately 90 per cent complete and is on track for first LNG in mid-2015.