The Wheatstone LNG Project is one of Australia’s largest resource developments and the nation’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub. Wheatstone’s onshore facilities are located 12km west of Onslow on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The foundation project consists of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), and a domestic gas plant. The project was sanctioned in late 2011, with first shipment of LNG announced in October 2017.


Wheatstone work scope 

Brunel provided a range of manpower services to various stakeholders on the Wheatstone LNG project through a number of project locations. This included providing recruitment, contractor management, mobilisation and in-country support services to the operator and other joint venture partners in all project locations. Brunel also worked with a number of other EPC, main contracting and specialist sub-contracting companies at several stages through the project development phases. This included the provision of personnel and related services for the offshore construction and installation of the pipeline and associated subsea structures, in addition to personnel provided during the float over, hook-up and commissioning phases. Brunel’s involvement in the Wheatstone LNG Project has been significant; at peak, Brunel had over 1,000 contracted personnel providing services to the project across all global locations.

Services provided by Brunel 

■ Project resourcing & global mobility
■ Pre-assignment medical checks
■ Permits to work
■ Background & reference checks
■ D&A Tests
■ On-boarding & off-boarding
■ Immigration & logistics
■ Travel and medical insurances incl. 24/7 medical evacuation & repatriation
■ WMC and AD&D insurances
■ Risk management tools (intelligence, briefing, tracking, reporting)
■ Emergency response processes
■ In-country support & local compliancy
■ Finance & KPI reporting
■ Risk analysis & mitigation
■ Cost efficiency intelligence / market benchmark
■ Benchmark data of (international) assignment locations

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