Photo: Chevron's Wheatstone platform off Australia; Source: EnerMech

AusGroup in recruitment drive after winning 10-year deal with Chevron

Project and asset services provider AusGroup has said that its subsidiary AGC Industries (AGC) has been awarded a significant maintenance master contract by Chevron in Australia. To service this contract, a significant number of new roles will be needed.

The contract is the longest maintenance master contract currently in the Australian oil and gas market, AusGroup said on Monday.

AGC provides a range of fabrication, construction, and maintenance services.

The ten-year master contract enables Chevron Australia to order full-service asset maintenance from AusGroup’s AGC across Chevron’s onshore and offshore natural gas and oil production facilities located in the north-west of Australia.

AusGroup and AGC expect that the contract will see AGC deliver a diverse and complete range of services.

These will include 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.

AGC confirmed a significant number of new roles would be required to service orders under the contract with recruitment to start in the coming weeks.

AusGroup CEO and Managing Director, Shane Kimpton, said: “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.

“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.

“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”.

Chevron has also recently awarded a five-year contract to EnerMech for integrated services on its Western Australian oil and gas facilities.

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