ATCO secures additional A$130m deal for Wheatstone LNG Project


ATCO Structures & Logistics Pty Ltd has secured a deal to design, manufacture and install 435 modular buildings under its current agreement with Bechtel on the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia.

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The Wheatstone Project, one of Australia’s largest resource projects, is located at Ashburton North, 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia.

A joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC), Apache Corporation and Kyushu Electric Power Company, the Wheatstone Project consists of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and a domestic gas plant.

ATCO said the additional work on the project – valued at around A$130 million – was the fourth major contract supporting liquefied natural gas project in Australia, spanning both the resource rich east and west coasts.

“ATCO is pleased to continue its work with Bechtel and Chevron on one of Australia’s largest resource projects and to support the creation of jobs in the communities where we operate,” said George Lidgett, President, ATCO Structures & Logistics.

“Our investment in manufacturing in Western Australia has provided us with the flexibility to meet the varied requirements of partners in the state, as well as more broadly in the region, by utilizing a well-established local supply chain, ensuring the best quality and reliable product at a competitive price.”

According to the company, the additional work will commence in March 2015 and is expected to be completed in late 2015.

ATCO undertakes off-site construction and on-site installation simultaneously, using a coordinated Just-In-Time methodology. In 2013, the company opened the largest customized modular manufacturing facility in Australia with capacity to produce more than 250 modules per month. This high-tech facility incorporates a high level of automation across all its manufacturing processes.

ATCO Structures & Logistics Pty Ltd is the Australian division of ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. It is headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland, and has nine sales offices and three manufacturing facilities throughout Australia. The company was established in 1961 and has provided modular design, manufacturing, and construction services throughout Australia and Asia ever since.