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Pluto Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project AGC Painting and Insulation (P&I)


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Owner: Woodside Energy Ltd EPCM: Foster-Wheeler, Worley Parsons (FWW). Total Project Value: approximately $12 Billion Duration (AGC Scope of Work): Start date 30th August 2011 (subject to change depending on speed of individual visa application process) – Expected end date March 2012 Project Overview: The Pluto LNG Project was approved for development in July 2007, the project will process gas from the Pluto and Xena offshore gas fields, located in the Carnarvon Basin about 190 km north-west of Karratha, Western Australia. Gas will be piped in a 180km trunkline from the offshore wells to the onshore facility, located between the existing North West Shelf LNG Plant and Dampier Port on the Burrup Peninsula. Onshore infrastructure comprises a single LNG processing train with a forecast production capacity of 4.3 million tonnes a year. Storage and loading facilities at the plant include two LNG tanks with a combined capacity of 240,000 m³, three smaller condensate tanks and an LNG and condensate export jetty. AGC’s scope of work includes painting and insulation work encompassing Cryogenic insulation and lagging of the LNG train. The first LNG cargo is estimated for March 2012 with the project to date having generated more than 5000 jobs.

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The Pluto onshore LNG plant is located on the Burrup Peninsula approximately 15kms from the coastal town of Karratha.


Karratha is located approximately 1575 km north of Perth in the Pilbara region Western Australia.

Karratha Karratha is a large town with a base resident population of approximately 15,000 which is periodically boosted by up to 100% by large numbers of fly-in fly-out out employees working on resource projects. Key commodities from these projects include salt, iron ore, fertilizer and natural gas. With this size population, Karratha offers a good variety of infrastructure including a cinema complex, Centro shopping mall, cafes, restaurants, pubs and take away outlets. Historically, the region has a rich Aboriginal history and population as evidenced by the thousands of Burrup rock carvings. European settlers began arriving in the region from the early 1800’s inspired by promising reports of rich grazing lands. The town of Roebourne,, about 20km north, retains some historic reminders including the Old Gaol. Nearby the settlement of Cossack was once a thriving pearling port. Many of the old stone buildings have been preserved. The settlement of Point Samson is a small fishing fi villagee in the area and is popular with Karratha residents for its waterfront restaurant and fish and chips. Karratha is also considered as the gateway to two superb national parks. The Millstream-Chichester Millstream Chichester National Park is about 3 hours drive away and features res hidden pools and beautiful vegetation. Further inland, Karijini National Park is renowned for its spectacular gorges and picture-postcard pools.



Average high °C (°F)

36.1 (97)


Climate data for Karratha Mar Apr May Jun Jul




Nov Dec


35.4 36.0 34.2 30.1 26.4 26.2 28.0 30.6 33.8 34.9 35.8 32.3 (95.7) (96.8) (93.6) (86.2) (79.5) (79.2) (82.4) (87.1) (92.8) (94.8) (96.4) (90.1)

Average low °C (°F)

26.8 26.7 25.7 22.6 18.2 14.9 13.6 14.2 17.0 20.5 22.9 25.4 20.7 (80.2) (80.1) (78.3) (72.7) (64.8) (58.8) (56.5) (57.6) (62.6) (68.9) (73.2) (77.7) (69.3)

Precipitation mm (inches)

40.7 75.4 53.9 18.8 22.2 30.3 15.0 5.1 1.0 0.4 0.6 12.2 278.5 (1.602) (2.969) (2.122) (0.74) (0.874) (1.193) (0.591) (0.201) (0.039) (0.016) (0.024) (0.48) (10.965)

Karratha has a hot summer and a warm dry winter. Annual rainfall is low and occurs mainly during summer months.

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Position Sheet-metal Worker (2nd Class) Roster 12 weeks on 2 weeks off You will be given a minimum 12 hour rest period between arriving back in Karratha from your R&R and starting work again. Rates $36.17 per hr base rate $54.26 per hr (Time and a half –T1.5) $72.35 per hr (Double time - DT) $6.00 per hr site allowance for all hours worked in addition to base rate Severance - 2 x the ordinary hourly rate per completed week Rostered Day Off (RDO’s) – 4 x the ordinary hourly rate per completed week (note, rates increase by 5% on 1st September 2011) NIGHT -SHIFT (if applicable) Flat loading of 25% on the ordinary rate for each hour worked Hours Base 36 hours at ordinary time, 12 hours @ T1.5, 8 hours @ DT. ~60 hour standard week expected (subject to variation dependent on project requirements) R&R Payments Payment of 8hrs ordinary time is paid on the initial mobilisation and final demobilisation from site. 14.4hours at ordinary time is paid on the first initial R&R break. 7.2 hours at ordinary time is paid every R&R there for after. PLUTO SPECIAL LEAVE (PSL) - Accrued hours based on work cycle and hours worked 12 weeks on site, 720 required project working hours, PSL accrual of 144 hours paid at base rate.

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AGC currently utilises Project supplied single persons accommodation at Sea Ripple Village and Gap Ridge Village located in the township of Karratha. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a single bed, television and en-suite bathroom. The rooms are serviced and cleaned weekly and towels and bed linen are laundered as part of this service. Other facilities available in the villages include:  Gym  Scheduled fitness classes  Group sports (cricket, rugby, soccer etc.)  Swimming pool  Phone and Internet  Laundry facilities  Wet mess with bar, Foxtel and games

Karratha Township from the air

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Completed Registration of Interest for Pluto LNG Copy of your resume with the specific details of where you have worked in the last 5 years as well as contactable references from these workplaces Your passport Original copy of your Thermal Insulation Engineering accreditation (City & Guilds) Copy of any other tickets/ certificate or training that you may see as relevant If possible, please bring along coloured copies of your passport and relevant documents

You will need to complete the Western Australian Occupational Health and Safety White Card as per the below website link for Blue Dog Training. Key Contact Details

AGC – Ausgroup website and phone numbers +618 6210 4500 (Reception) +618 6210 4501 (Facsimile) For any further queries please contact the recruitment consultants listed below. Alexandra Bursey –, +61 (0) 409 101 028 Sharon Quinn – +61 (0) 488 919 351 Lesley Johnson –

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2nd Class Sheet Metal Workers Rates  
2nd Class Sheet Metal Workers Rates  

2nd Class Sheet Metal Workers Rates