Australia: Morris Wins QCLNG Contract
QGC Pty Limited, developer of the QCLNG Project, has awarded a two-year camp management contract extension in the Western Downs to Queensland industrial hospitality company Morris Corporation.
The A$25 million contract covers catering, cleaning and management services at three QGC worker camps about 25km west of Chinchilla.
Under the contract, Morris Corporation, which has run QGC camps since 2011, will manage up to 490 beds for construction and operations workers.
QCLNG Project Director Mitch Ingram said QGC was committed to employing local people and to using suppliers of local goods and services where possible.
“Across Queensland, local communities are benefitting from QGC’s investment in home-grown suppliers of goods and services,” Mr Ingram said.
“We are proud to work with a company like Morris, which sources most of the goods for their camps from suppliers on the Western Downs.
“QGC will be operating in the Surat Basin for decades and we want local businesses to develop and thrive through our presence.”
Morris Corporation has been operating in Queensland for more than 40 years.
The provision of camp accommodation is part of QGC’s project-wide integrated housing strategy, which is easing housing pressures during construction of QCLNG.
QGC has invested more than A$11 billion in Queensland since 2010, of which A$6.9 billion has gone to Queensland firms.
About A$530 million has been invested in the Western Downs.
QGC requires Australian suppliers to be given full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in QCLNG.
LNG World News Staff, March 21, 2013; Image: BG