FLOW control and general service provider Flowserve has been awarded a five-year maintenance contract for Shell Australia’s Prelude FLNG facility offshore Western Australia.
Flowserve will support Prelude from its recently refurbished Quick Response Centre in Darwin to provide the maintenance services, and said today it was looking to substantially increase its workforce from local pools to meet the contract.
"Flowserve values the successful projects and relationships we have developed with Shell through the years," Flowserve CEON Scott Rowe said.
"We look forward to helping maximize the uptime and productivity of the Prelude facility with highly responsive maintenance and repair services."
It said today it has expanded its capabilities to include repair services for centrifugal pumps and heat exchangers.
Flowserve did not reveal the financial value of the contract.
It will also expand its repair services to cater for fans and blowers and hydraulic power units.
Flowserve said it would look to increase its indigenous workforce and offer skills training to lead to permanent employment opportunities.
Shell Australia was not able to confirm the scope of the work, but reiterated the importance of using a local workforce.
Source: Energy News Bulletin
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