How to get a job at the Gorgon LNG Project – Barrow Island WA
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The Gorgon LNG Project – Barrow Island Overview
From the Chevron Australia website
Gorgon – An Emerging Australian Icon
Gorgon is a story of energy and the environment as well as technology and expertise. It is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource natural gas project in Australia’s history. The Gorgon Project will develop the Gorgon and Jansz/Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, about 130 kilometres off the north-west coast of Western Australia. It includes the construction of a 15 million tonne per annum (MTPA) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide 300 terajoules per day to supply gas to Western Australia. Gorgon LNG will be off loaded via a four kilometre long loading jetty for transport to international markets. The domestic gas will be piped to the Western Australian mainland.
A Symbol of Australia’s Progress for Decades
The complexity and sheer scale of Gorgon is unprecedented. To us, it is a modern-day equivalent of Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme – a long-term, technically complex energy development signifying a dramatic advancement of engineering. And by applying the energy we have most in abundance – Human Energy – and combining it with world-class technology and expertise, we’re confident of realising our vision. Scouring the world, we’ve brought together the best and brightest of the industry. Together, we’re building Australia’s largest single resources project, which in turn can be broken down into the country’s largest sub-sea project and a world leader in carbon dioxide injection technology.
Energy Fuelling Economic Growth
Gorgon will be an important pillar of the Australian economy for more than 40 years. Economic benefits from the first 30 years of the initial project scope,according to ACIL Tasman will include a projected AU$64 billion boost to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product and direct and indirect employment of around 10,000 people at peak construction. Australian businesses also will benefit with many contractor opportunities.
From The Gorgon Jobs website
The Gorgon Project will develop the Greater Gorgon Area gas fields, located about 130 kilometres off the north-west coast of Western Australia.
It includes the construction of a 15 million tonne per annum LNG plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide 300 terajoules per day to supply gas to Western Australia.
Construction at Gorgon began in late 2009 and is expected to take around five years to complete.
The Gorgon Project will provide thousands of direct and indirect employment opportunities. This official recruitment site is dedicated to connecting job seekers with the contractors associated with the construction of the Gorgon Project.
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Companies Involved – From the Gorgon LNG Jobs website – Contractor Profiles
Below are contractors associated with the construction of the Gorgon Project. By clicking on a contractor you will be taken to their profile which includes information on their scope of work employment opportunities and contact details.
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Occupations Required – From the Gorgon LNG Jobs website – Gorgon Contractor Roles
Gorgon contractors will be hiring a range of positions over the life of the Gorgon Project. Listed here are the position types currently being used on the project. By applying for one of these roles your details will be made available to the contractor organisations so they may consider your details as part of their recruitment processes. You should check back here regularly as these roles will change as the positions required by contractors on the project change.
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at Gorgon LNG Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and/or WA Licences
- Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
- Australian Drivers Licences
- High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP’s and Forklifts
- Safely Working at Heights for EWP workers
- Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
Interstate Licence Recognition
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Gorgon LNG Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.
Boom Logistics Ltd – CFMEU – Gorgon Project Greenfields Agreement 2010
CBI Constructors Pty Ltd – AMWU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
CBI Constructors Pty Ltd – AWU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
CBI Constructors Pty Ltd – CFMEU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
Cimeco Pty Ltd – CFMEU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
Drilling and Grouting Services Pty Ltd – CFMEU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2011
Kentz E&C Pty Ltd – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Agreement 2011
Kentz Pty Ltd – CEPU Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2012
Killarnee Civil & Concrete Contractors Pty Ltd – AWU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
Killarnee Civil & Concrete Contractors Pty Ltd – CFMEU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
Meales Concrete Pumping (Q’ld) Pty Ltd – AWU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2011
Meales Concrete Pumping (Q’ld) Pty Ltd – CFMEU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
Thiess Kentz Pty Ltd Gorgon Project Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2009
Thiess Pty Ltd – AWU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
Thiess Pty Ltd – CFMEU – Gorgon Project – Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2010
Thiess Pty Ltd – Gorgon Project-Barrow Island Greenfields Agreement 2009
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