Australian Company Goes Global with Chevron
Wilson Transformer joins Chevron Global Supply Chain
PERTH, Western Australia, 9 August 2012 – Chevron Australia has congratulated the Wilson Transformer Company on being the first Australian firm to become a qualified global supplier to Chevron.
The Wilson team was joined at the company’s Glen Waverley plant today by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet and Chevron Australia’s General Manager for the Wheatstone Project, Eric Dunning, to celebrate the company’s achievement and first purchase order.
The $21 million purchase order for all power and distribution transformers for use in the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project was awarded recently by Wheatstone’s Liquefied Natural Gas plant engineering, procurement and construction contractor Bechtel.
Chevron General Manager Wheatstone Development, Eric Dunning praised the Wilson Transformer Company on its achievement.
“This demonstrates Australia’s manufacturing capability on the world stage. This is a win for Australian industry and signals the capability of Australian manufacturing firms to supply to large resource projects,” Dunning said.
Being qualified as a global supplier recognises the firm’s alignment with Chevron’s procurement requirements and pre-qualifies it as a supplier for more than 100 Chevron projects in 40 countries worldwide. It also serves as a reference when bidding for work with other project developers.
The Wilson Transformer Company was identified by Chevron Australia in 2009 as a candidate for global supplier status due to its export history, innovation track record and investment in new facilities.
Over two years Wilson’s participated in Chevron’s global supplier qualification process and achieved Chevron’s comprehensive Corporate Supplier and Contractor Health, Environment, Safety and Management qualifications.
Dunning added, “Chevron is committed to providing opportunities to local industry. Since construction of the Wheatstone Project began in late 2011, more than $7 billion worth of contracts and purchase orders have been committed to Australian businesses.”
Wheatstone is listing procurement and contracting opportunities on www.projectconnect.com.au and is using the Industry Capability Network to help identify suitable Australian suppliers.
Bechtel recently launched a nationwide campaign to support the employment of 5,000 construction positions on the Wheatstone Project. Further information on the available positions can be found on www.wheatstonejobs.com
About the Wheatstone Project:
The Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource projects. Located at Ashburton North, 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia, the foundation project will consist of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum and a domestic gas plant. The onshore foundation project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron, Apache Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC), Shell and Kyushu Electric Power Company (Kyushu).
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for 60 years. With the ingenuity and commitment of more than 3,000 people, Chevron Australia leads the development of the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas projects; manages its equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture; and operates Australia’s largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island and the Thevenard Island oilfields. The company is also a participant in the Browse liquefied natural gas development and is a significant investor in exploration offshore northwest Australia.
In addition, Chevron’s Perth-based Global Technology Centre provides technology support and solutions to the company’s operations in Australia and around the world. www.chevronaustralia.com