20/03/2009 - 10:45

Gorgon signs up at new $35m AMC wharf

20/03/2009 - 10:45

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Chevron will become the first user of a $35 million service and supply base at the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson following state approval for the project.

Chevron will become the first user of a $35 million service and supply base at the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson following state approval for the project.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the service and supply base will be developed by LandCorp and will feature a service wharf to accommodate roll-on/roll-off vessels along with a 4.4 hectare staging area located within the AMC Common User Facility.

Chevron will use the base for its Gorgon project, located about 150km off the state's north-west coast.

"By securing service bases and wharf facilities at the AMC, the company can deliver significant amounts of equipment by sea which will substantially reduce the number of road trains required to service the Gorgon Project," Mr Grylls said.

Chevron has also secured access to a common-user marine supply base located at Dampier from Mermaid Marine Australia for the Gorgon project.

"By utilising these common-user marine facilities at Henderson and Dampier to deliver equipment by sea, the Gorgon Project and others are able to reduce the volume of road transport between Perth and the North-West," Chevron said.

The company added that it is currenlty working to secure approvals for the revisd third train proposal, complete related front end engineering and design work, obtain bids for key equipment and services and continue construction execution planning.

 

The two announcements are below:

 

"The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project has finalised an agreement with Landcorp to access common-user facilities and a laydown area located at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson, south of Perth. The facilities will play a key role in the logistics supply chain for the Gorgon Project.

The agreement with Landcorp provides the Gorgon Project with access to 4.4 hectares of land for laydown, staging and quarantine activities and access to a "roll on roll off" berth that Landcorp will develop at the AMC. This work forms part of a larger upgrade of facilities at the AMC common user facility by Landcorp.

The investment follows the Gorgon Project's recent agreement with Mermaid Marine Australia for access to a common-user marine supply base located at Dampier in the north-west of Western Australia. By utilising these common-user marine facilities at Henderson and Dampier to deliver equipment by sea, the Gorgon Project and others are able to reduce the volume of road transport between Perth and the North-West.

The Gorgon Project is set to be Australia's largest resource project and is expected to provide significant economic benefits. Over 30 years it is expected that the Project will deliver some $33 billion to Australian industry, peak construction employment in Western Australia of around 6,000 and more than 3,500 on-going direct and indirect jobs.

The Gorgon Project is currently working to secure approvals for the revised third train proposal, complete related Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) work, obtain bids for key equipment and services and continue construction execution planning."

 

 

The Australian Marine Complex (AMC) at Henderson will become home to a new $35million service and supply base which will support oil and gas projects in Western Australia.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls has approved the project and announced an agreement which will see Chevron Australia become its first user to support operations for the Gorgon Project, located about 150km off the State's north-west coast.

"The Gorgon Project is based on Australia's largest-known natural gas resource and is expected to deliver billions of dollars in taxes and royalties," Mr Grylls said.

"The State Government is committed to supporting visionary projects that will generate significant wealth for the WA economy and the Gorgon Project is certainly one of these."

The AMC service and supply base will be developed by LandCorp and will feature a $35million service wharf to accommodate roll-on/roll-off vessels along with a 4.4ha staging area located within the AMC Common User Facility.

"This is a strategic move by Chevron Australia to minimise the potential impact of the project on Barrow Island and reduce the amount of transport on the roads," the Minister said.

"By securing service bases and wharf facilities at the AMC, the company can deliver significant amounts of equipment by sea which will substantially reduce the number of road trains required to service the Gorgon Project.

"The State Government developed the AMC Common User Facility, which is owned and managed by LandCorp, to enhance WA's ability to service the marine, defence and oil and gas industries. This agreement once again demonstrates the significant benefits the AMC can deliver.

"I believe the new service and supply base at the AMC will further develop WA's offshore marine services industry and along with other vital infrastructure, including a 99m long floating dock, the AMC will continue to place WA at the forefront of oil and gas development long into the future."

Construction of the service and supply base is expected to commence in the second half of this year and is due to be completed by early 2010.

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