QGC’s new policy to attract local suppliers

While 2015 symbolised the end of the QCLNG’s (pictured above) first phase of construction, the company’s 2016 spend will benefit from the $1.7 billion Charlie development announced in November 2015.

While 2015 symbolised the end of the QCLNG’s (pictured above) first phase of construction, the company’s 2016 spend will benefit from the $1.7 billion Charlie development announced in November 2015.

Australian natural gas explorer and producer QGC has launched a new policy that will make it simpler for community and regional businesses to be part of its supply chain.

QGC Managing Director Tony Nunan said the changes – made in response to community feedback – would ensure local businesses had a fair and reasonable opportunity to compete for QGC business.

“Actively encouraging local procurement is one of the four objectives of our new local content policy,” Mr Nunan said.

Businesses can now register their interest in working with us through our website, free of charge,” he added.

2015 financial year data revealed that QGC’s investment and operational spending was $6.2 billion with over 1,700 Australian suppliers.

Queensland was the main beneficiary, with 71 per cent – or $4.5 billion in spending – going to 700 suppliers located in eight regional Queensland local government areas where QGC operates.

While 2015 symbolised the end of the QCLNG’s first phase of construction, Mr Nunan said the company’s 2016 spend will benefit from the $1.7 billion Charlie development announced in November 2015.

“An Australian industry participation plan is being developed for the Charlie project. To date, main works contractor, CPB Contractors, has already awarded 24 per cent of almost $100 million in sub-contractors to businesses located in the Surat Basin,” Mr Nunan said.

Local businesses such as FKG Group have already begun work on the project, with the group winning a $16 million contract to widen a local road.

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