Economic Benefits

$34B Spent with Australian Companies

Economic Benefits

Chevron is making a significant contribution to the Australian economy through its investment in the Gorgon Project during construction and will continue to do so in operations. More than $34 billion has been spent with more than 700 contracts awarded to Australian companies to date. In turn, this has created more than 10,000 jobs across the nation.

Collectively, during the construction phase of the Gorgon and Wheatstone projects, we have already spent more than $45 billion with more than 900 contracts awarded to Australian companies.

Investment Beyond Construction

Beyond the construction phase of the project, the focus will move to highly skilled, long-term jobs in LNG and domestic gas plant operations, maintenance and logistics support, along with continuing exploration and appraisal to support expansion of facilities.

There will be a shift in the type of services required, opening new opportunities for local companies to continue to play an important role in this sector. Already more than 100 operations contracts have been awarded for a range of services, including equipment hire, waste management and engineering services.

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Operations Contracts Already Awarded

Contracts already awarded for the operations phase of Chevron Australia’s Western Australian assets, including the Gorgon Project:

Gorgon Contractual Services Agreement – GE Oil and Gas Australia
• 22-year contract to perform planned maintenance on the Power Generation and LNG Train turbines, compressors and associated equipment.
• On-going economic growth opportunities through the provision of scheduled maintenance, access to local engineers, monitoring and diagnostics

Maintenance Services – UGL Limited
• Five-year multi-million dollar contract with extension options.
• Australian industry participation is expected to exceed 90 percent of revenue over the life of the contract.

Valve Maintenance – Cameron Services International & Western Process Controls
• Five-year contracts with extension options
• Maintenance, repair and technical support services for more than 50,000 valves of various types that have been installed across the plant.

Other Operations Contracts

Waste Management Services – Toxfree

  • Five-year contract with estimated revenue of about $170 million.
  • Will initially employ more than 100 people, incorporating long term opportunities for Aboriginal people.

Hire Equipment and Services – Coates Hire

  • Five-year contract with extension options, which will result in the creation of more than 20 new jobs.

Marine Logistics Services – Toll Group

  • Five-year contract expected to create revenues of approximately $100 million.
  • 50 new jobs including six management and support staff located in the Pilbara.

Brownfields Engineering Services – WorleyParsons, EDG Australia

  • Five-year term with extension options
  • Provision of a range of multi-disciplined engineering services.

Training and Development Opportunities

With more than 700 contracts awarded to Australian companies on the Gorgon Project alone, it is not just jobs that have been created but also training opportunities. Critical during construction of the project has been the implementation of initiatives and programs aimed at developing skills and creating job opportunities, including:

  • Gorgon Trades Assistant Program
  • Gorgon Entry Skills Training Program
  • Aboriginal Quarantine Inspector Training Program
  • West Pilbara Support Program

We are investing millions of dollars in recruitment and the training of apprentices because new skills will be required when our facilities are operational.  Our endeavours are also attracting global energy experts like GE to set up permanent operations in Australia. GE has already established a $100 million specialist maintenance and training facility in Western Australia – the first of its kind in our region.  This is a key training facility for the project’s engineering and technical staff working on subsea equipment, turbines, compressors and support equipment.

We will continue to make substantial investment in Australia for many decades to come.

The development of the Gorgon project has created many local supplier and employment opportunities.

The development of the Gorgon project has created many local supplier and employment opportunities.

Local Suppliers During Construction Phase

Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Commissioning

Thousands of jobs have been created on Barrow Island and in Henderson, WA on the Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Commissioning (MEIC) contract awarded to CB&I and Kentz Joint Venture.

CB&I, Kentz and Gorgon Joint Venture teams execute the mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and commissioning support contract representing one of the largest contracts ever signed in WA

Permanent Building Construction

Well-known Australian company John Holland carried out the design and is currently constructing the permanent buildings on Barrow Island under a $180 million dollar contract.

Specialised Equipment Manufacturing

Henderson company United Industries developed a specialised sea-bed stone spreader and more than 1,500 tonnes in various metal works for the Gorgon Project, valued at more than $8 million dollars.

United Industries completed a range of metal works for the Gorgon Project.

Heavy Lifting

Heavy lift contractor, Mammoet, was awarded a $123 million contract on the Gorgon Project for transporting and placement of heavy equipment and modules on Barrow Island.

The company has had a working presence in the Pilbara for several years and with this new contract has leased an additional 4,700 square metre fenced storage area in the Karratha Industrial Estate.

Mammoet's existing office and workshop in Karratha will handle the company's local recruitment, inductions and training and also be used for the storage of spare parts.

Heavy Lifter Sets Up Base in Karratha - Mommoet has increased its presence in the Pilbara with the leasing of an additional storage area in the Karratha Industrial Estate.

Sound Investment

Australian company UXC and its wholly-owned business unit Integ Group provided the Gorgon Project construction village with its entertainment solution.

Australian Company helps Gorgon Workers Feel at Home

Perth Supply Base and the Australian Marine Complex (AMC)

The Perth Supply Base within the Henderson precinct was the central dispatch base for Dampier (line haul), with approximately 18 hectares of multi lay down area. Chevron was the first user of this service and supply base at the AMC.

The AMC was the Project’s main supply base for marine activities. Its multi-functional wharf provided important port access for incoming international freight. Chevron contributed to lasting infrastructure at the AMC with the construction of a $35 million dollar service and supply base that includes roll-on roll-off and load-on load-off wharves.

Providing the Transport Link to Barrow Island

Barrow Island Supply Base

Toll Energy is another Australian company supporting the Gorgon Project.

The company has a $200 million contract to provide supply base and logistics services on Barrow Island.

Linking Supply Requirements Across the Island - Barrow Island Supply Base will increase with activity as Gorgon progresses.

Aviation Services

Cobham Australia provides fixed wing flights to and from Perth and Karratha to Barrow Island, operating from a dedicated facility at Perth Airport. Bristow Helicopters Australia provides helicopters to Chevron under a six and a half year - $200 million contract.

Moving People with a Focus on Safety and Efficiency - Bristow will support Chevron's Australian operations, including Gorgon.

Induction Centre

Sinclair Knight Mertz is providing project induction services from SKM's Safety and Learning Centre at Perth Domestic Airport.

As part of Chevron's commitment to Protecting People and the Environment, the training facilities include provision for Health, Environment and Safety induction programs for Gorgon personnel.

Safety and Learning - a Key to Gorgon's Success - Local company Sinclair Knight Mertz will provide the induction services for Gorgon personnel.

Desalination Plants

Osmoflo's fabrication facility at Burton in Adelaide built desalination plants to support operations on Barrow Island. The contract required the design and construction of fourreverse osmosis desalination plants and some ancillary equipment for Gorgon.

The Gorgon Project resulted in job creation at Osmoflo's factory in South Australia.

Oil and Gas Services

Chevron Australia has appointed oil and gas services company BJ Services to provide pipeline pre-commissioning work at the Gorgon Project, as part of an $88 million contract to prepare the Gorgon Upstream Facilities for commissioning.

Emergency Response Vehicles

WA family-owned Paull & Warner is based in Bassendean and is one of Australia's oldest vehicle manufacturers. The company constructed emergency response vehicles for the Gorgon Project. It has also supplied a fire fighting appliance and a range of emergency, rescue and foam trailers along with associated emergency, rescue, fire and medical equipment.

WA Built Vehicles Ready for Action - Paull & Warner General Manager Nick Groen has been busy overseeing the manufacture of emergency response vehicles for the Gorgon Project.

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