A subsidiary of building and construction giant Leighton Holdings has bagged a $1.8 billion dollar contract on one of the largest resource development projects in Australia.

Last week, Brisbane based gas producer QGC, a subsidiary of UK energy producer BG Group, announced it had awarded Leighton subsidiary Thiess a $1.8 billion contract to build 18 field compression stations and four central processing plants in the Surat Basin east of Brisbane to service the energy producer’s $20.4…