Gladstone’s resource industry open to significant work projects at industry update

GLADSTONE’s resource industry will have the opportunity to hear how their businesses could secure significant work projects in 2019/20 when they attend an industry update about up and coming works and maintenance projects with QGC and Cement Australia tomorrow.

Hosted by the Gladstone Engineering Alliance, and proudly sponsored by Apricity Finance, the Industry Update will feature a presentation from Cement Australia’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Williams who’ll deliver an overview of Cement Australia’s operations, planned shutdowns and maintenance programs for 2019.

GEA acting chief executive officer Julie Gelder said Cement Australia is a leading supplier of cement products throughout Australia and have significant investments within the Gladstone Region.

“Every year Cement Australia give the opportunity to local contractors and suppliers to procure work with them and the industry update will inform GEA members and the wider community about those works,” Ms Gelder said.

Cement Australia’s presentation will be directly followed by QGC. Delivered by QGC Local Content and Social Investment Advisor Nicola Lane, QGC will deliver an update on operations and local procurement opportunities including an overview of their new supplier portal – the EconomX platform.

“QGC produces natural gas from wells drilled into coal seams in the Surat Basin and their operations include more than 2,600 production wells, 24 field compression stations, six central processing plants, two water treatment plants and a two-train LNG export facility on Curtis Island,” Ms Gelder said.

“The EconomX platform has recently been chosen by QGC to assist them and local businesses in looking for and tendering for local work packages and helps QGC align with regional content best-practice.”

The GEA Industry Update will be held at the Yaralla Sports Club on Thursday, August 23 from 7am - the event is sold out.

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