A new source of maintenance work opportunities has arrived with the launch of a major projects shutdown calendar on the Industry Capability Network (ICN). 

The Australian major operations maintenance shutdown site on ICN Gateway provides information on the planned shutdowns of major operations across Australia. 

Major operators are providing information on a voluntary basis to inform the market about potential future resourcing requirements. 

ICNWA principal supply chain consultant Linus O’Brien welcomed the much-anticipated launch of the web portal. 

“It will enable a very good understanding of maintenance scheduling, which will lead to better utilisation of manpower and resources,” he says. 

Visitors to the portal can view a spreadsheet, which shows maintenance jobs coming up, and submit an expression of interest to be notified about calendar updates. 

The calendar lists the project and operator, along with the type and dates of the shutdown or maintenance.  

At press time the calendar listed maintenance work out to next March at the Port Waratah Coal Services Kooragang Terminal in NSW. 

Other listings include Santos for work in June and July at the Moomba gas plant and Gladstone LNG. 

ICNWA, which is powered by CCIWA, has also invited WA project operators to list their shutdown schedules on the new calendar.  

ICN says operators will engage suppliers via their usual tendering process. 

Any queries about the calendar should be addressed to the relevant state ICN office. 

In WA, suppliers can contact linus.obrien@icnwa.org.au or (08) 9365 7556. 

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