Homeground Gladstone has entered into an exclusive accommodation agreement with ConocoPhillips, downstream operator of the Australia Pacific LNG facility, to meet shutdown workforce requirements.
Homeground, a Decmil Group subsidiary, also currently provides shutdown accommodation for Rio Tinto’s Yarwun bauxite refinery in Gladstone.
Decmil Group chief executive officer and managing director Scott Criddle said Homeground had developed a strong reputation with the major project operators in the Gladstone region as a temporary workforce accommodation provider of the highest standard.
“This partnership with ConocoPhillips will see Homeground become an important service provider to Australia Pacific LNG by providing the infrastructure to manage all temporary workforce accommodation requirements,” he said.
Australia Pacific LNG exported its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Curtis Island earlier this month – a milestone company chief executive officer Page Maxson said marked more than four years of planning and construction since making the Final Investment Decision.
“With our domestic customer portfolio, the start of Train 1 and the first export of LNG, Australia Pacific LNG has become the largest producer of natural gas in Eastern Australia,” she said.
“This position will only be strengthened as we expect to reach full production from two LNG trains by the end of 2016, reflecting our industry-leading 2P reserves position.”
At full capacity Australia Pacific LNG’s two-train LNG production facility will supply 9 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export.