Gorgon waste tender up for grabs

A major waste management contract will be determined with energy company Chevron, based in Western Australia’s Barrow Island, for the company’s Gorgon LNG project.

Last week, chemical waste management company Toxfree announced its contract on the island with the US oil and gas company would cease at the end of June.

Toxfree said it would continue to provide services to Chevron’s other Australian operations under its Master Contractor Services Contract. The company also noted its industrial services on the Wheatstone LNG project with Bechtel would not be affected by Chevron’s decision.

“Toxfree can inform shareholders that Toxfree’s estimated contribution from Barrow Island services in financial year 2018 based on Toxfree’s assessment of the waste volumes was expected to be between $1-$2 million in EBITDA,” the company said in a statement.

However Toxfree said it was confident of improved earnings in full-year 2018 as it recently won contracts with Inpex in Darwin for its Ichthys LNG project, GLNG in the Surat Basin in Queensland and an expanded scope of work for FMG’s waste services in the Pilbara.

The company said new technologies in waste treatment and an organisational review of its business would also improve productivity and reduce costs.