Major WA projects announce suite of new work packages

The latest Pilbara iron ore boom could generate nearly 7000 construction jobs over the next few years, based on new work packages advertised this week by Rio Tinto and Fortescue.

The two iron ore miners separately listed new work opportunities on ICN Gateway, adding to BHP’s earlier listings for its South Flank development.

In total, five iron ore projects will soon be on the go in the Pilbara, adding up to 6900 new construction jobs as the three majors look to sustain their long-term production levels.

Meanwhile, more work on Chevron’s Gorgon Stage Two has surfaced with offshore pipeline specialist Allseas Group the latest contractor to seek supply chain support.

Swiss-based Allseas has advertised three work packages on ICN Gateway involving sub-sea fabrication and testing for Gorgon Stage Two, which Chevron approved in April to upgrade its subsea facilities off the North West coast near Barrow Island.

The multibillion dollar upgrade – tipped to create several hundred jobs – is meant to ensure the continuation of gas supply to Chevron’s LNG and domestic gas plants on Barrow over several decades.

Allseas, which operates a fleet of six specialised pipelay and support vessels, says it needs contractors to fabricate several subsea structures.

Allseas joins a growing list of Tier One contractors working on Gorgon Stage Two, including Transocean, TechnipFMC, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Schlumberger and Weatherford.

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