Early work starts on FIFO staff village

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
LandCorp's Gap Ridge Industrial Estate, 9km from Karratha.
Camera IconLandCorp's Gap Ridge Industrial Estate, 9km from Karratha. Credit: supplied by LandCorp/supplied by LandCorp

A contractor has been appointed to build a new 2500 bed fly-in, fly-out camp on the outskirts of Karratha to support the construction of Woodside’s proposed Pluto Train 2 development.

Perth-based infrastructure and energy company ATCO has been appointed to build the temporary accommodation village by engineering, procurement and construction contractor Bechtel, which is building the second train at the Pluto LNG facility should Woodside decide to proceed with the project.

Bechtel social performance manager Melissa Case said ATCO was completing a small scope of early works at the village in Gap Ridge. “Early works include obtaining relevant building permits and roadworks such as building a construction access driveway off Madigan Road to the village site,” she said.

“ATCO has been working with local suppliers to identify opportunities associated with this work.

“(The early works) will help us quickly proceed to phased construction of the full village once Woodside makes a positive final investment decision and issues Bechtel with the full notification to proceed.”

Additional early works included mobilisation of site offices and facilities, site clearing, construction of a roundabout on Melford Road, underground trenching, and installation of utilities.

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