Economic Benefits

Powering Local Companies with $11B Commitment

Economic Benefits

The Wheatstone Project is one of Australia's largest resource developments and will reinforce Australia as an expanding and reliable supplier of clean, natural gas for the 21st century. To date, it has awarded billions of dollars in contracts for materials and services – including many to Australia companies.

Committed to the Local Australian Industry

In addition to the more than $11 billion committed to Australian companies since construction started in late 2011, the Wheatstone Project has bolstered the Australian economy through local employment. More than 7,000 Australian jobs have already been created as a consequence of the project and its associated contractors.

Collectively, the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas projects have committed more than $60 billion to the Australian economy, with over 900 contracts awarded to Australian companies.

Western Australian based Primero Group's contract to build the Wheatstone Project's domestic gas meter station supported about 20 jobs within the company and enabled it to invest in training and development of graduate engineers and apprentice trades. There has also been a number of flow-on effects creating employment and benefiting other subcontractors in the area.

Playing an important role in supplying the future energy needs of Western Australia, the meter station will connect and monitor the flow of gas from Wheatstone’s domestic gas plant via a pipeline to the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.

Primero Group and Chevron

Chevron Australia Domestic Gas Team Leader Aart ter Kulie, left to right, Chevron Australia Social Infrastructure Delivery Manager Doug Beeler, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Commerce Paul Miles and Primero Managing Director Cameron Henry.

Committed to Local Onslow Businesses

In all, since construction started, the project has also spent more than $200 million with more than 60 local Onslow businesses and organisations for site construction contracts and town-based services such as transport, catering, venue hire and general supplies.

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Bridge Construction

McConnell Dowell

McConnell Dowell has been awarded a contract for the construction of the Quick Mud Creek (QMC) Bridge. Under the agreement, valued at approximately $17 million, McConnell Dowell expects to create approximately 50 jobs in Western Australia including five jobs located in Perth Administration and 45 located at the QMC bridge construction site.

McConnell Dowell workers on the Barwon Heads road bridge, Victoria.

McConnell Dowell workers on the Barwon Heads road bridge, Victoria.

Commercial Diving

Oceanic Offshore

Pilbara-based, family owned company Oceanic Offshore has been awarded a commercial diving services contract for the Wheatstone Project. The contract is expected to support approximately 24 Western Australian jobs located in the Pilbara and Perth.

Oceanic Offshore's support vessel 'Mary-V' will be utilized on the up-coming Wheatstone Pipeline Installation program.

Oceanic Offshore's support vessel 'Mary-V' will be utilized on the up-coming Wheatstone Pipeline Installation program.

Construction General Services

Kiewit Ertech Joint Venture

The Kiewit Ertech Joint Venture has been awarded the Construction General Services 3 (CGS3) contract, valued at an estimated $296 million. Under the agreement, Kiewit Ertech Joint Venture will create up to 200 jobs in Western Australia. Approximately 25 will provide administrative support from Perth, while 175 will be located at the construction site.

Two workers discussing plan on boot of car.

The CGS3 contract will include installation and maintenance of underground and aboveground utilities, construction and maintenance of roads and laydown areas, and site support services.

Construction Management Services

WorleyParsons

Australian Stock Exchange listed company WorleyParsons will provide construction management services for the Wheatstone Project. The contract is valued at approximately $235 million.

The contract will create a significant number of local jobs directly for WorleyParsons as well as local job and training opportunities for its contractors.

Two workers on site

WorleyParsons' extensive industry experience will be a valuable asset to the Wheatstone Project.

Construction Village

Ertech and John Holland

Ertech has secured a roadwork and earthworks contract with John Holland for the 3800-bed construction village at Ashburton North. The contract, valued at an estimated $7.6 million, will create 20 jobs in Western Australia with two administrative positions in Perth and 18 located at the construction site.

An Ertech employee at work.

An Ertech employee at work.

Leighton Holdings subsidiary John Holland will carry out the design and construction of 12 permanent buildings essential to the operation of the Wheatstone Project onshore gas processing facilities. These include an operations building, laboratory, maintenance centre, vehicle maintenance shop, fire station and plant warehouse. Six other smaller ancillary buildings will also be constructed. The contract is valued at approximately $240 million. About 340 direct jobs are expected to be created to complete the permanent buildings work. Local suppliers and specialist contractors will have the opportunity to provide goods and services.

The contract will also provide economic development opportunities for local Aboriginal people

Worker pointing into distance

John Holland anticipates about 340 direct jobs being created from the Wheatstone contract.

Construction, Operation Support and Other Services

Monadelphous 

The construction general services contract awarded to Australian engineering company Monadelphous Group is valued at approximately $70 million. The contract is expected to generate significant opportunities for local employment.

Monadelphous machinery

Monadelphous is a leading Australian engineering group providing construction, maintenance and industrial services to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Design and Construction of LNG Loading Facility and Tug Berths

BAM Clough Joint Venture

The BAM Clough Joint Venture is responsible for designing and constructing a 1.2 kilometre jetty with operations platform, a product loading platform and associated piping modules and a tug berth. At peak, the contract will result in approximately 200 Australian jobs. The estimated value of the contract is $400 million.

At peak, the BAM Clough Joint Venture contract will result in approximately 200 jobs, the majority of them in Australia.

At peak, the BAM Clough Joint Venture contract will result in approximately 200 jobs, the majority of them in Australia.

Diesel Coalescers

Modular Engineering

Perth-based steel fabricator, Modular Engineering will supply diesel treatment equipment to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering - the Wheatstone Platform Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation contractor. The equipment decontaminates diesel before it's stored for use on the offshore platform, enhancing performance and extending the life of the platform equipment.
Modular Engineers observing equipment.

Perth-based steel manufacturer Modular Engineering will supply diesel treatment equipment for the Wheatstone Project.

Modular Engineers in factory.

Modular Engineering has also completed work on the Chevron operated Gorgon Project.

Engineer maintaining equipment.

Modular Engineering's work on the Wheatstone Project is valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

While it's Modular Engineering's first contract award on the Wheatstone Project, the company - which employs 22 people - has supplied numerous equipment packages to primary contract winners on the Chevron operated Gorgon Project. Along with the initial fabrication work, Modular Engineering will also supply consumables throughout the equipment's operational life including replacement filters, seals and gaskets - all stocked locally in Perth.

Electrical Control and Distribution

Schneider Electric

Perth-based Schneider Electric will supply an electrical control and distribution network solution for the Wheatstone Project. The contract will see the majority of the work completed in Australia and will support over 230 Australian jobs, with around 143 located in Perth. The contract value is estimated at $189 million.
Schneider Electric's substation design for the electrical control and distribution network.

Schneider Electric's substation design for the electrical control and distribution network.

Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Packages

Downer EDI Limited

Australian company Downer EDI Limited has secured a contract with Bechtel for two electrical and instrumentation (E&I) packages for the Wheatstone Project. The contract, valued at approximately $400 million, expects to create up to 600 Australian jobs predominantly located onsite at Ashburton North, 12 kilometers west of Onslow in Western Australia.

Downer workers observing site from a height.

Downer workers at the Karara Iron Ore project in Western Australia where Downer provides electrical and instrumentation (E&I) services. Downer is Australia's leading E&I contractor and will deliver two E&I packages on the downstream portion of the Wheatstone Project.

Electrical Bulk Materials

JT Day

Perth-based JT Day has been awarded two contracts by Bechtel to supply medium and low voltage power, control and instrument cables, glands, electrical bulk materials and cable trays to the Wheatstone Project. The contracts' combined value is estimated at $59 million and will support more than 35 project management, procurement, sales and logistics jobs at the JT Day Wangara facility in Perth, Western Australia.
JT Day Warehouse in Wangara, WA.

JT Day Warehouse in Wangara, WA.

Fabrication and Construction

Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd

Australian based Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd has secured contracts in relation to the Wheatstone and Gorgon Projects with Best JV and CB&I Kentz Joint Venture (CKJV) respectively. Under these agreements Civmec expects to create 90 additional West Australian jobs. The combined value of the contracts is approximately $39 million.
ACCROPODE™ II unit, manufactured in Australia by CIVMEC.

ACCROPODE™ II unit, manufactured in Australia by CIVMEC.

Fly Camp

Decmil Australia

Decmil Australia won the $70 million contract to design, supply and install a fly camp and associated facilities for the Wheatstone Project.
Decmil worker with PPE on.

Decmil has won a contract to supply camp and associated facilities for workers involved in the construction of the Wheatstone Project.

Two workers standing in an accommodation camp.

Decmil will use a team of about 100 people to build the vital accommodation camp for Wheatstone Project workers.

The Osborne Park-based company will supply the 502-room fly camp, kitchen and dining facilities, medical facilities, wet mess, recreational facilities, wastewater treatment plant, and support utilities.

In delivering the project, Decmil will field a team of approximately 100 people.

Granite Rock Supply

WA Limestone

Western Australian, family-owned company WA Limestone has been awarded a granite rock supply by Jan De Nul (Australia) for the Wheatstone Project. The contract, valued at approximately $40 million, will support more than 50 local jobs, including the creation of 17 new jobs located in Perth and the Pilbara region. Five new jobs will be created at WA Limestone's Perth based facility in Bibra Lake and 12 new jobs will be created onsite at Roebourne Quarry.
WA Limestone will create twelve new jobs onsite at Roebourne Quarry in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

WA Limestone will create twelve new jobs onsite at Roebourne Quarry in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Jack Pipe Segments

Georgiou Precast

Perth-based Georgiou Precast has been awarded a contract to provide jacking pipe segments by Thiess for construction of the micro tunnel at the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project.
Pile of piping segments.

Perth company Georgiou Precast will supply more than 400 jacking pipe sections for the micro tunnel as part of the Wheatstone Project.

The contract, which will see the majority of the work undertaken at Georgiou premises in Malaga near Perth, will support 10 local jobs.

Marine Design, Fabrication and Installation

Neptune Marine Services Limited

Perth-based Neptune Marine Services Limited has been awarded several marine design, fabrication and installation contracts for the Wheatstone Project. The contracts are expected to support 10 Australian jobs, including the creation of eight new fabrication jobs located in Perth and Fremantle.
Neptune Marine divers at work

Neptune Marine divers at work

Materials Offloading Facility and Breakwater

Thiess

Australian-based company Thiess formed a strategic partnership with Belgian company BESIX SA to establish local capability and the sharing of international best practices and technology transfer. Together, they will develop the breakwater and materials offloading facility (MOF) for the Wheatstone Project.
Workers reviewing a plan.

Australian based Thiess formed a strategic partnership with an offshore company to complete the work on the Wheatstone Project.

It is anticipated that the project will create more than 300 new jobs, with the majority of this new work based in Onslow. In addition, 80 percent of the work under this contract will take place in Australia.

Medical Services

Aspen Medical

Aspen Medical will provide medical services during construction of the Wheatstone Project onshore facility.

Man hanging out of helicopter.

All the work to be conducted as part of the Aspen Medical contract will be undertaken in Australia.

The contract incorporates the diagnosis and treatment for primary care, emergency medical services and on-site medical assessments for the construction workforce, with 100 percent of the work under this contract being conducted in Australia - predominantly in Onslow. The estimated value of the contract is $36 million.

Microtunnel Construction

Thiess

Thiess has won a $58 million contract to construct a 1.2 kilometre long tunnelled shore crossing under the ocean which will connect two offshore gas reserves with Wheatstone LNG and domestic gas plant at Ashburton North.
Two workers from Thiess

Thiess says the contract will create a number of new jobs, with the majority of them based in Onslow.

The shore crossing micro-tunnel will be 2.5 metres in diameter and will be delivered by a tunnel boring machine and lined by the pipe jacking method. Thiess have given a commitment to engage local suppliers and subcontractors which will in turn will boost local employment and training opportunities.

Modular Accommodation Units

ATCO Australia

ATCO Australia will design, manufacture, transport and install 357 modular accommodation units for use onsite at the Wheatstone Project. The contract, valued at an estimated $100 million, expects to create 137 new jobs, including 42 manufacturing jobs in Perth and Brisbane and 95 jobs based onsite at Ashburton North. The agreement also supports 70 existing manufacturing, in-house subcontractor and support staff positions.
A four-person modular unit designed and manufactured by ATCO.

A four-person modular unit designed and manufactured by ATCO.

The shore crossing micro-tunnel will be 2.5 metres in diameter and will be delivered by a tunnel boring machine and lined by the pipe jacking method. Thiess have given a commitment to engage local suppliers and subcontractors which will in turn will boost local employment and training opportunities.

Network and Telephony Systems

Dimension Data Australia

Dimension Data Australia has secured a contract for the design and design assurance of permanent network and telephony systems for the Wheatstone Project. The contract will see the majority of the manufacturing work completed in Australia and will create new jobs to add to its Perth operations.
Dimension Data Australia's Perth-based team.

Dimension Data Australia's Perth-based team.

Offshore Hook-up and Commissioning

Clough Limited

Australian based engineering and construction company Clough Limited has been awarded a $350 million contract for the offshore hook-up and commissioning component of the Wheatstone Project.

Clough workers on the field.

At peak construction, Clough expects it will employ a workforce of more than 300 people on the Wheatstone Project.

The services will be provided over a 40-month period. The agreed scope of work includes the provision of labour, materials and an accommodation support vessel to assist Chevron with pre-commissioning, commissioning of integrated float over deck systems, offshore hook-up, and start-up assistance. At peak, Clough expects it will employ a workforce of more 300 people to complete the work.

Offshore Pipeline and Subsea Construction

AGC Industries Pty Ltd

Perth-based AGC Industries Pty Ltd (AGC), has been awarded a supply and fabrication contract for offshore pipeline and subsea construction for the Wheatstone Project.
AGC workers looking at plan.

AGC's Wheatstone Project contract will create local jobs in Kwinana and Henderson.

The contract will create at least 65 local jobs with the fabrication works for the project to be completed at AGC's Kwinana facility and the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson.

Piling Supply and Installation

Keller Australia Group

Keller Australia Group has secured a key contract with Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd worth approximately $186 million for the piling installation for the Wheatstone Project. The work will be led by Frankipile Australia, part of the Keller Australia Group.

Keller Group worker observing equipment.

Keller Australia Group has secured a multi-million dollar contract for work on the Wheatstone Project.

Workers on a construction site.

The Keller Australia Group has made a commitment to source any additional labour requirements locally.

Included in the scope of work is the procurement, installation and testing of approximately 20,000 piles for the onshore main plant facilities. Keller Australia is committed to utilising its Australian-based plant and management, with any additional labour requirements sourced locally.

Pipeline Installation Buoyancy

Matrix Composites & Engineering

Henderson-based Matrix Composites & Engineering has been awarded a contract by Allseas for the supply of rigid pipeline installation buoyancy for the Wheatstone Project. Matrix will supply 70, four-tonne installation buoyancy assemblies which will be manufactured at the company's new 20,000m2 plant in Henderson. The contract will support the local manufacturing industry and 225 local jobs in Henderson, Kwinana and Rockingham.

Man working on engineering equation.

Matrix Composites & Engineering will supply the rigid pipeline installation buoyancy for the Wheatstone Project.

Site Clearing and Preparation

Thiess

Australian based company Thiess will undertake the earthworks for the plant, storm water drainage system and access roads around the Wheatstone Project. The contract is expected to create 400 Western Australian jobs. The estimated value of the contract is $450 million.
Thiess Pty Ltd trucks

Thiess Pty Ltd has secured a contract with Bechtel to undertake site preparation works for the downstream portion of the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project.

Structural Engineering and Civil Works

Laing O'Rourke

Laing O'Rourke has been awarded a major structural engineering and civil works contract on the Wheatstone Project. The contract, valued at over half a billion dollars, will directly employ up to 700 people.
Laing O'Rouke workers looking up at machinery.

Laing O'Rourke will employ hundreds of people to construct its civil infrastructure packages on the Wheatstone Project.

NTC Contracting

In 2011, Onslow based NTC Contracting was awarded the Early Works Civil subcontract on the Wheatstone Project - the first subcontract to be awarded by Bechtel, Chevron Australia’s downstream engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contractor. 

NTC has since been awarded a number of subcontracts on the project,  including the 2013 Temporary Facilities Works scope.  The contract includes road construction and sealing, line marking, drainage construction and warehouse support and secures existing local hire positions well into the future. As a result of the project’s subcontracts, NTC has expanded its local workforce and now employs more than 120 staff.

Onslow-based NTC Contracting has worked on the Wheatstone Project since 2011 and employs over 120 local staff.

Onslow-based NTC Contracting has worked on the Wheatstone Project since 2011 and employs over 120 local staff.

Surveying Operations

Perth Surveying Services Group

Perth-based Precision Surveying Solutions Group (PSS) was recently awarded a surveying works subcontract by ATCO Structures & Logistics Pty Ltd. As a result of the agreement, PSS Group has created two local Western Australian jobs.  The engineering surveyor positions will be responsible for the installation of survey control, drawing translations, clash detection and design support. 

Worker surveying a site.

A PSS Group employee engaged in surveying works for the Wheatstone Project.

Handley Surveys Pty Ltd

Perth based, Western Australian company Handley Surveys Pty Ltd was recently awarded a two-year extension to its surveying services contract on the Wheatstone Project. As a result of the $25 million agreement, Handley Surveys expects to create 30 full-time jobs for highly skilled Australian surveying professionals.  The positions will be located on site at Ashburton North, 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia.

Transformers

Wilson Transformers

Wilson Transformers will supply transformers and neutral earthing resistors to the Wheatstone Project. Wilson Transformers is the first Australian firm to become a qualified global supplier of electrical equipment to Chevron. The estimated value of the contract is $21 million.

The Hon Greg Combet AM MP, Managing Director Wilson Transformers Robert Wilson, and Chevron Australia General Manager Wheatstone Project Eric Dunning.

From left to right, The Hon Greg Combet AM MP, Managing Director Wilson Transformers Robert Wilson, and Chevron Australia General Manager Wheatstone Project Eric Dunning.

Vehicle Fleet Hire

Easifleet

Easifleet is a Western Australian based company which will supply the Wheatstone Project with leased vehicles for use in and around the town of Onslow. As an independent local business, Easifleet supports other Australian companies including Onslow small businesses engaged for ongoing servicing and maintenance. Easifleet embraces the principles of business sustainability and regional policies and is a significant contributor to the local economy.
Easifleet truck.

Easifleet is a Perth based company which will supply the Wheatstone Project with leased vehicles for use in and around the town of Onslow.

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