Shell’s QGC business recently completed its second largest shutdown since becoming operational, safely and successfully.
The shutdown, which is large scale planned maintenance work, involved shutting down one of the LNG trains while critical working equipment was inspected, repaired and replaced – ensuring the continued integrity and reliability of the LNG plant.
QGC kept one LNG train operating while the other one was being worked on to ensure a consistent flow of gas to markets.
The skills and experience of contractors and QGC Teams enlisted to work on the shutdown included engineering, scaffolding and fabrication through to equipment hire and catering.
The work provided a boost to the Gladstone economy through the flow on effect of local spend and involved around 400 extra short-term jobs, the majority of them local. Over 30 different local suppliers were used to help deliver the successful shutdown.
Peter Norman, QGC’s Asset Manager for the LNG Plant said, “I am impressed by how hard our own teams and contractor staff worked to deliver an outstanding safety result during the maintenance works. I am also thankful to the Gladstone community for its patience and support during the shutdown.”
“By enlisting the services of local contractors and suppliers, we can help contribute to local employment, and boost the local economy, giving back to the Gladstone community in which we live and operate, Mr Norman said.”