With so many WA projects starting / finishing in the next year, the need for projects teams will be on the rise, with preventative maintenance / shutdown teams becoming heavily sort after.

In Western Australia alone, Business News has found around $130 billion of major projects under way or in the pipeline across the mining, oil and gas, transport and construction sectors.

In the top 30 (of 140 projects) eleven are in mining, and eight are in the oil and gas industry, so with the right tickets in place and the experience in onshore / offshore oil and gas, there should be no shortage of work available.

In mining, MSP Engineering has about $1.5 billion of work, thanks to the company’s relationship with Tianqi Lithium. MSP has two contracts at the Greenbushes mine, operated by Talison Lithium, with two new concentrators being built to triple capacity to around 2 million tonnes per annum.

There are many projects in the pipeline, and only projects with an announced value have been included in the $130 Billion total – meaning there are plenty more opportunities to keep an eye out for.

Among the list of ‘most likely developments are:

  • The Koodaideri iron ore mine (about $200 million of early works)
  • Kemerton lithium refinery
  • Brookfield’s twin towers project
  • South Flank and Eliwana – BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group have both approved their major replacement mines, with nearly $10 billion expected to be spent on replacement mines between the three iron ore majors.
  • Tianqi’s Kwinana refinery – set to produce 48,000tpa of lithium hydroxide once stage two is completed, (phase one capital cost of $400 million, and $300 million for the second processing train).
  • Kidman Resource’s Kwinana project (about $600 million)
  • Mineral Reserve’s lithium refineries (roughly $800 million)

Most of the other high-profile projects in the ‘likely category’ which do not have values (not included in $130 billion total) are in oil and gas, and, along with the confirmed projects, this is what OSOS global services aims to target.

We are looking to be at the forefront of the industry growth, providing specialist shutdown and maintenance services, along with skilled project managers and experienced teams of tradespeople for projects in WA and around the world.

At OSOS, our team of specialised project managers will skillfully plan and manage shutdowns and maintenance in order to minimises the impact on your operations. We also source and enlist the right tradespeople to partner with your team until successful project completion.

We partner with oil, gas and mining companies all around the world, so talk to us for expert assistance with your upcoming project.