Agility wins $238m Australian contract
Melbourne, July 3, 2012
Kuwait-based Agility, a leading global logistics provider, said it has won a A$232 million ($238 million) two-year contract to provide logistics support for the Gorgon natural gas project in Western Australia.
Gorgon is one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single-resource project in Australia's history.
It is operated by Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 per cent), ExxonMobil (25 per cent), Shell (25 per cent), Osaka Gas (1.25 per cent), Tokyo Gas (1 per cent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 per cent).
As per the deal, Agility will provide logistics, stevedoring, and related services in support of the Marine Loading Facility in Henderson, Perth.
Agility was further granted a two-year extension of its existing contract to support supply base operations and transportation services, under which the stevedoring services have been added, said a senior official.
"The renewal of the Gorgon contract underscores Agility's reputation for efficient, effective and highly dependable performance on complex logistics assignments,” remarked Mick Turnbull, the Agility's Australasia CEO.
"The additional services and extension of our contract is a testimony to the hard work and commitment that our team has shown. We are committed to working safely even in the most challenging environments, and look forward to continuing our successful partnership for some time to come,” he stated.
Agility has appointed Patrick Stevedoring, part of Australia's publically-listed Asciano, as the prime subcontractor for the stevedoring services.
“We are pleased to be working with Agility on these additional services to offer support to the Marine Loading Facility in Perth and are confident that we can play an important part in this project,” said Philip Tonks, the division general manager of Patrick Stevedoring.
Bill Muir, Agility's project manager for the Gorgon Project said, "The combination of Patrick Stevedoring's specialized expertise with Agility's in-depth knowledge and experience of large projects in remote and challenging environments will provide our customer with strong – and personalized – service."
The extended term of the contract (including the new stevedoring services) has now commenced and runs through April 28, 2014.-TradeArabia News Service