Cape plc, a British-based essential industrial services, announced Friday that its wholly owned subsidiary Cape Australia Onshore has entered into an agreement with Bechtel Corporation, one of the world’s most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies, for the supply of Scaffold Erection and Dismantling Services on the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia.
The contract, valued at over $75 million (AUD 80 million) expects to create 135 new Australian jobs, all located onsite at Ashburton North, 7.4 miles (12 kilometers) west of Onslow in Western Australia. Jobs include approximately 95 skilled scaffold erectors supported by 40 supervision, safety, administration and management roles.
Joe Oatley, Chief Executive of Cape, said: "We are delighted to announce the award of this contract which will create new local employment opportunities and recognizes the management and expertise of our recently reshaped Australian business. Building on Cape’s considerable world-class LNG (liquefied natural gas) construction expertise, this contract will provide a solid base of project activity for our Australian business.”
“We look forward to working closely with our client, and supporting them in delivering safe, efficient and productive construction activities on one of Australia’s largest resource construction projects.”
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