Western Australian businesses will be in the “box seat” to bid for work in the LNG sector with major companies providing two-year look ahead “Forward Work Plans”.
Premier Mark McGowan unveiled the LNG Jobs Taskforce’s Forward Work Plans, at the opening of the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Exhibition and Conference in Perth.
As part of the plans, Chevron, Woodside, Shell and Santos will submit their two-year procurement plans to the State annually.
The Forward Work Plans are designed to provide local businesses with 24 months’ advanced visibility of future works to inform the market about potential contracting opportunities.
With the increased transparency, the plans will give WA businesses greater opportunities to tender for work on LNG projects, which is expected to support more jobs for Western Australians.
The release of the Forward Work Plans are another first for the LNG sector and will further the State Government’s latest push to cement WA as the global LNG hub.
The plans are available on the LNG Forward Work Plans project page on ICN Gateway.
More information is available at www.lngfwp.icn.org.au.
The Premier said he was excited to see major operators releasing their Forward Work Plans.
"We want WA businesses and workers to be in the box seat to take advantage of jobs in the LNG sector,” he said.
"The plans will have a major impact in helping Western Australian businesses manage and maximise contracting opportunities and supply chains in the industry.
"They are aimed at encouraging and supporting suppliers to 'gear up' and secure potential contracts by allowing them to develop new skills in their workforces and new infrastructure.
"With initiatives like the Forward Work Plans, the LNG Jobs Taskforce is bringing together government and industry to increase local jobs in WA's LNG sector and establish the State as an LNG hub servicing Australia and the Asia-Pacific."