2010

Friday 24 December 2010

Official new office opening

Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers is pleased to announce that it has moved to 58 Mounts Bay Road, home of the brand new 21 storey 'Alluvion' building.

After signing a 12 year lease agreement with Cape Bouvard, Perdaman now occupy 770sqm of office space on the 17th floor.

Perdaman held its official new office opening on the 22nd of December 2010 in the company of the Honorable Mr. Colin Barnett MEc MLA, the Honorable Mr. Brendon Grylls MLA, the late Sushma Paul, Honorary Consul of India and other distinguished guests.

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Wednesday 22 December 2010

Perdaman sign water allocation agreement

Perdaman has signed a water allocation agreement with Harvey Water for the supply of water from the Wellington Dam. 

The Water will be transported from the Wellington Dam to Collie via a 27km under-utilised pipeline.

The Project will build a seven kilometers pipeline extension to transport the water from Collie to the Project site.

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Perdaman Signs Coal Supply Agreement

KordaMentha, the Administrators for Griffin Coal, and Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers have signed a long term Coal Supply Agreement for the supply of up to 2.95 million tonnes of coal per annum to the Perdaman Collie Urea Project commencing in 2014.

Perdaman is developing a $3.5 billion urea manufacturing plant at Collie which will produce 2 million tonnes of urea per annum for local customers as well as for export through the Port of Bunbury.

Perdaman Chairman and Managing Director Vikas Rambal said that "Perdaman is very appreciative of the efforts shown by Griffin's Administrators in finalising this contract during a difficult period for Griffin Coal."

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Thursday 18 November 2010

Perdaman deals

Vikas Rambal's Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers hopes to sign crucial supply contracts for its planned Collie urea plant over the coming month

View the full article from The West Australian, Business News

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Perdaman and GS sign EPC contract

Seoul based firm GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C) has been awarded the turn key EPC contract for the Collie Urea Project.

GS E&C will be responsible for the design, procurement and construction of the plant which consists of the gasification island, central to the conversion of coal to hydrogen rich gas, the product island, which converts gas to urea, and the various utilities.

Established in 1969, GS E&C, formerly LG Engineering & Construction, is one of the top three general engineering and construction companies in Korea. GS E&C is recognized as one of the major global EPC players in the refinery and petrochemical plants and boasts a diversified business portfolio comprising of housing, plants (including petrochemical), architecture, civil engineering and power plants/environmental facilities.

GS E&C is now the sole construction affiliate of the GS group, the 5th largest private industrial business conglomerate in Korea with KRW43 trillion ($US43 billion) in assets and KRW44 trillion in consolidated sales in 2009. Rated BBB by S&P and Baa3 by Moodys , GS E&C contributes to 17% of the group sales.

GS will be working with Oil & Gas major Shell, who will be providing the plant's core gasification and gas treatment technology, with Danish company Haldor Topsoe providing the ammonia synthesis technology, and Netherlands company Stamicarbon BV providing its Urea 2000 plusTM melt technology and fluid bed granulation technology.

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Friday 12 November 2010

Perdaman South West Cricket Academy holds 2nd Cricket Clinic

Perdaman South West Cricket Academy held its 2nd Cricket Clinic in Collie on Thursday 11th November.

103 Year 5 students from 4 local primary schools, St Brigids Primary School, Amaroo Primary School, Wilson Park Primary School and Allanson Primary School spent the day at Roche Park practicing their ball skills and having fun playing cricket with local talent Ryan Duffield and fellow Warrior team mates Michael Hogan, Mitchell Marsh, Matt Johnston, Luke Pomersbach and Michael Swart.

Led by WACA's South West Regional Cricket Officer and High Performance Coach Andy Cottam, the Cricket Clinic is designed to offer local students a chance to interact with each other in a fun learning environment, encouraged by skilled professionals.

After enjoying a sausage sizzle and refreshments catered for by the Collie Cricket Club, 8 lucky students had the chance to battle it out against the warriors in a friendly game of super 8's.

Former Australian Cricketer and now Corporate Advisor for Perdaman Industries, Mr Tom Moody led the coin toss and provided encouragement for the young players.

We would like to thank the members of the Collie Cricket Club for their contribution in making the 2nd Cricket Clinic held by the Perdaman South West Cricket Academy a successful day for all.

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Thursday 11 November 2010

Rising star selected for State team

The Perdaman South West Cricket Academy's success is spreading with 12-year old Alison Overton the latest member to be selected for a State team.

View the full article from The South Western Times

Monday 25 October 2010

State Environmental Approval Media Coverage

Please see below for media coverage from the recent State Environmental Approval:

The West Australian - Environment tick for Collie urea plant

WA Business News - EPA nod for Collie Urea plant

Perth Now - Environmental tick for $3.5b Collie project

Friday 22 October 2010

Perdaman receives state environmental approval

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers is pleased to announce that it has received environmental approval for its project from the WA Minister for the Environment and Youth, Honourable Donna Faragher, in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

This is a key regulatory approval and a significant step forward for the Perdaman Collie Urea project, coming within weeks of receiving environmental approval from the Federal Government.

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Wednesday 13 October 2010

Perdaman & Incitec sign Offtake Agreement

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers has signed an offtake agreement with Incitec Pivot Limited for the entire output of granular urea fertilizer from its proposed Collie Urea Plant. The agreement covers the purchase of two million tonnes per annum for a period of 20 years.

Chairman and Managing Director of Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Vikas Rambal, said the signing of the offtake agreement represented a major step forward in the development of the plant. "The Collie Urea Plant has the potential to make Australia a major player in the global urea market. The agreement means that the nation can become a major exporter of urea. This will benefit Australia's balance of trade figures. There will also be opportunities for sales of urea within Western Australia."

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Friday 3 September 2010

Federal Environmental Approval

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers is pleased to announce that it has received Federal environmental approval for its project from the Federal Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Chairman and Managing Director of Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd, Mr Vikas Rambal, said that receiving Federal environmental approval marked an important milestone for the future of the Project.

"This is positive news for the Perdaman Collie Urea project and one of many announcements expected over the course of the coming weeks. The Federal approval highlights the support that both the State and Federal Government is willing to provide to the project and the optimism surrounding such an important development in the South West."

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Monday 16 August 2010

Famous cricketer provides inspiration

Former Australian cricketer and Western Warriors champion and now Corporate Advisor for Perdaman Industries, Mr Tom Moody gave encouragement to several young talents when he visited the South West Cricket Academy at Dalyellup College last Thursday.

The academy is the Western Australian Cricket Association's regional high performance program which began last year. Moody will play an active consultation role in the management of the program, where the main aim is to identify and develop talented young regional cricketers.

Moody encouraged all young cricketers to have the drive and commitment to take their sport to the top level.

"It is always good to give something back to grass roots cricket in Western Australia and I am looking forward to taking on this role in the management of the Perdaman South West Cricket Academy," Moody said.

Famous cricketer gives inspiration - Bunbury Mail

Moody on board to help nuture young inspiration - South Western Times

Moody excited to join academy team - South Western Times

Monday 10 May 2010

EPA announcement on Perdaman Collie Urea project

The EPA has conditionally recommended the development of the Perdaman Collie Urea project to the Minister for Environment.

There is a two week public appeal period on the report closing Monday 24 May, 2010.

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Monday 10 May 2010

Curtin & Perdaman Joint Agreement

Curtin University & Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on coal gasification research and development.

The five-year agreement gives PCF access to expertise and facilities at the Curtin Centre for Advanced Energy Science and Engineering and provides an opportunity for Curtin students to put theory into practice at a world class gasification facility.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development at Curtin, Professor Linda Kristjanson, along with Perdaman Chairman & Managing Director, Mr Vikas Rambal, recognise the importance of linking the expertise offered by Curtin with the practical knowledge provided by Perdaman and the clear benefits this will provide for local industry.

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Please see below for media coverage:

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Perdaman & WestNet Rail Announcement

WestNet Rail and Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers late yesterday signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) in a deal which aims to provide rail track access for the Perdaman Collie Urea project and significant growth and revenue opportunities for WestNet Rail.

This early commitment to work together towards providing capacity was required to enable PCF to engage with potential financiers and to invite the rail operators to tender for PCF's rail transport operations.

PCF Chairman and Managing Director Vikas Rambal said "The HOA provides the framework for increased benefits for both parties with WNR extending the use of the rail network and increasing track access revenue and PCF securing rail access which is vital to the project's success".

View the full media announcement

Friday 16 April 2010

Shire of Collie agrees to amendments for Shotts Industrial Park

State Government plans to create an industrial park near Collie have taken a step forward following the Shire of Collie's endorsement to amend the Town Planning Scheme.

Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said Shotts Industrial Park would help ensure Collie's future as a centre for industry and employment.

"Land on which the industrial park will be built is predominantly owned by the Government but held under a variety of titles and zonings. The land needs to be rezoned to build the park. To achieve this, we have proposed amendments to the Shire of Collie's town planning scheme, which the Shire has supported."

View the full Ministerial media statement

Friday 2 April 2010

Energy Digital - Urea Production

Energy Digital spoke with Mr Andreas Walewski - Director (Corporate) in order to gain an insight into Perdaman Industries, the Western Australian based multinational group with a current focus, through its subsidiary Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers, on the production of urea, the most commonly traded nitrogenous fertiliser.

Formed in 2006, Perdaman Industries founding Chairman Mr Vikas Rambal and his fellow Directors all have extensive major project experience, most recently having played central roles in the development and construction of an A$700 million Liquid Ammonia Fertiliser plant located in the North West of Australia.

View the full article from Energy Digital

Thursday 1 April 2010

Collie project flies the flag for Carbon Capture & Storage

Western Australia has maintained its momentum in developing carbon capture and storage technology, with the proposed Collie South West Hub nominated for a share of A$2 billion in Federal Government funding.

The project was one of four around Australia shortlisted for the Federal Government's Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Flagship Program, which will support construction and demonstration of large-scale integrated projects across the country.

Funding for the study was formalised in a memorandum of understanding in June 2009 between the Department of Mines and Petroleum and five other companies including Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers.

View full article from Prospect Magazine

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Monday 29 March 2010

Perdaman recieves Major Project Facilitation status

The Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Development has granted Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers Major Project Facilitation (MPF) status.

MPF is administered with the purpose of facilitating and supporting private sector investment proposals throughout the approvals process and ensures that the Australian Government responds promptly to issues raised.

In addition, Perdaman has developed an Australian Industry Participation Plan to ensure that Australian industry is provided with full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in the Project. One of the main aspects of the AIPP is the use of Project Connect (www.projectconnect.com.au) to communicate supply opportunities and facilitate expressions of interest.

View Perdaman announcement

View Australian Government announcement

Wednesday 3 March 2010

Restaurateur dishes up full house and drinks at Alluvion

Owners of the $220 million Alluvion building have announced three new tenants, including fertiliser company Perdaman Industries and a well-known Perth restaurateur, taking the building to 100% capacity.

The full house announcement comes just two months before the building is expected to be completed. "We are very happy to get to that 100% mark," said Charter Hall's leasing director Emil Joubert "It is clearly a vindication in the product.."

Alluvion, on Mounts Bay Road, has 22,400sqm of net lettable space and comes with a 4.5 NABERS energy rating.

View full article from The West Australian

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Wednesday 3 February 2010

Western Australia leading Carbon Capture charge

Western Australia is playing a leading role in the battle against climate change with major carbon capture and storage demonstration projects currently planned or proposed in the State.
One of these, the proposed Collie Hub in the South West, would be a multi-user CCS project featuring five companies including Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers.

Carbon Strategy Coordinator, Dominique Van Gent, said it was vital for Australia as a whole to find ways to prevent carbon emissions, "Australia is the world's largest coal exporter and the fourth largest coal producer, which makes the development of carbon capture and storage vital to protecting the employment and wealth created by this sector."

View full article from Prospect Magazine