Broadspectrum’s joint venture with Actemium, TRACE, has been awarded a six-year contract by INPEX for maintenance services to support the operation of the Ichthys LNG onshore facilities in Darwin.
TRACE will provide day-to-day operational maintenance activities, shutdowns, workshop operations, fabrication services and specialist support services.
The new contract will create 160 new jobs in the Northern Territory. 85 locals have already been hired by TRACE for a range of positions, including planning, rigging, crane driving, scaffolding, electrical and instrumentation, and mechanical technicians.
Broadspectrum’s Chief Executive, Resources, Tom Quinn, said: “On behalf of the TRACE joint venture, we are delighted to be awarded this important contract and to be able to further build on our presence in, and commitment to, the Northern Territory.”
“INPEX will also have access to our data-driven solutions and innovations as we leverage the capabilities of our global Centre of Excellence for Resources and our position as part of the Ferrovial group, one of the world’s largest services companies,” said Tom.
The Ichthys LNG Project’s onshore processing facility at Bladin Point near Darwin is expected to operate for at least 40 years, producing and shipping approximately 8.9 million tons of LNG per year.
Broadspectrum has long-term relationships with oil and gas clients including Arrow Energy, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Origin Energy, Santos and Shell and oil and gas experience that spans Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and the Middle East.
Actemium is part of the global Vinci group and is a leader in maintenance and projects in oil and gas.
The contract also has two extension options of two years each.