Chevron Australia has awarded a maintenance contract for all of its onshore and offshore facilities in north-west Australia to AusGroup subsidiary AGC Industries.
The 10 year master contract marks the longest maintenance master contract currently in the Australian oil and gas market, and allows Chevron to order full-service asset maintenance for all of its onshore and offshore natural gas and oil production facilities.
AGC expects that the contract will see it deliver a diverse and complete range of services including: management, planning, scheduling and supervision; painting insulation and fireproofing (PIF); scaffolding including engineering services; rope access (central trades); workshop management; asset management (hire equipment special tools); procurement and maintenance; crane operation (rigging) and maintenance.
AusGroup chief executive officer and managing director Shane Kimpton said the award is a testament to the organisation’s track record in safely and efficiently delivering contracts.
“This contract is a substantial achievement for AusGroup and confirms our proven track-record, integrity, ability and financial capacity to deliver certainty of outcome which has been central to our performance over the years,” Kimpton said.
“Furthermore, this contract represents a significant strategic milestone for our business, firmly positioning us as a leader and Tier 1 contractor in end-to-end asset maintenance program delivery for oil and gas assets.
Kimpton added that the company ensures it has the technical know-how and expertise, multidisciplinary maintenance proficiency and capacity to deliver on oil and natural gas asset maintenance scope of this scale.
AGC has confirmed a significant number of new roles would be required to service orders under the contract with recruitment to commence in coming weeks.
“We remain committed to providing local jobs and opportunities for Australians and are particularly pleased to confirm we expect to recruit somewhere in the vicinity of 300 – 500 new planning and execution staff positions during the life of the contract,” Kimpton said.
Founded in Western Australia in 1989, AGC is an experienced integrated services provider, with an established presence in Western Australia, Victoria and Northern Territory.