Category: News

03 Aug 2020

Media Coverage: “$2bn riding on Narrabri plant” – The Australian

Industrial giants Perdaman and Brickworks have warned that upto $2bn of planned spending on NSW manufacturing plants could be in peril if Santos’s Narrabri gas project fails to win approval, threatening a rare investment boost as the nation faces a pro-longed economic slump from the coronavirus pandemic.

Please read the article that appeared in The Australian 1 August 2020:

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01 Jul 2020

$4.5BN KARRATHA UREA PROJECT AGREES EPC TERMS

Perdaman Industries (Chemical & Fertilisers) has signed a binding Heads of Agreement for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) work for its Urea Project in Karratha with 50/50 joint venture between Clough of Western Australia and Saipem of Italy.

Perdaman will invest a total of $4.5 billion to develop the plant that will transform natural gas into urea, a widely used form of fertiliser for production of food for the future generation. Perdaman has secured natural gas for 20 years from Woodside under the Gas Supply Agreement signed in November 2018.

The Project has been strongly supported by The Western Australian Government, by giving it a state significant project status.

Perdaman acknowledges and pays its respect to past and present elders and young’s and the traditional custodians of the land. Perdaman believes that the Urea Project will provide a major boost to the Western Australian economy by generating on average around 2,000 jobs during the three-year construction phase. On completion, the plant will provide 200 permanent jobs in Karratha. Perdaman’s Chairman Vikas Rambal says the milestone is significant and is a strong example of diversification of the economy.

“The company is pleased to be part of job creation for the state and is privileged to be the part of the manufacturing initiative project in WA again,” said Mr Rambal.

The facility will produce two million tons of urea per annum, estimated to generate more than $850 million per annum in export earnings for Western Australia.

“The coronavirus pandemic has taught us an important lesson about the food security for our
society and our over-reliance on imports,” said Mr Rambal.

The Clough and Saipem joint venture will act as the lead contractor for the EPC work that includes a water treatment plant, a power plant (100MW), as well as urea storage, loading and unloading facilities. A closed conveyer will transport the urea 7km direct to Pilbara Ports Authority for shipping to local and offshore markets, with 50 to 100 shiploads expected per year.

Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Managing Director said it’s a significant project for Western Australia.
“We are very excited to be part of this milestone project,” said Mr Bennett. “During the construction phase, this world class facility will create around 2,000 jobs and will be an important development for the Australian resources industry, significantly reducing the nation’s reliance on fertiliser imports.

“We are delighted to partner with Saipem, renowned for its work in urea projects internationally. That combined with Clough’s Australian engineering and construction expertise, creates a capability that is unparalleled.” Alessandro Tattini, APAC Area Manager for Saipem Onshore commented the project is part of the Company’s in-country strategy.

“Saipem has a strategic interest in Australia as well as strong international expertise in urea and ammonia,” said Mr Tattini.
“Partnering with a company lie Clough, that has been delivering projects for more than a century is very important to us.
“This joint venture looks forward to bringing one of the largest urea projects in the world into production for Perdaman.”

MEDIA CONTACT
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About

Perdaman is a multinational group based in Western Australia with a long-standing track record in involvement within a diverse range of markets. From investments in fertiliser production to help our farmers produce crops, to the ownership and management of shopping centres that make wonderful experiences and community hubs; from the production and distribution of pharmaceuticals to provide better healthcare, to migration services and advanced energy solutions, we are an innovative company that actively seeks out new opportunities.

These are just some of the commercial aspects of Perdaman. Integral to this is our corporate culture of creating leaders and growing together as a team, and all our operations are backed by extensive financial services to ensure strength and growth.
We are also highly involved in the community and actively give back – from supporting local sporting teams to contributing towards better education. We do what we do with passion, and we do what we do with a sincere desire to create a better tomorrow.

25 Mar 2020

AIM WA Pinnacle Awards

Perdaman was proud to sponsor the Workplace Diversity Excellence Award at the annual 2020 AIM WA Pinnacle Awards, which was presented to Fortescue Metals Group.

Congratulations again to Bill Beament, named the Pinnacle Awards’ Business Leader of the Year.

We enjoyed a night of good company, good food and great entertainment.

It’s important to recognise the hardworking business people in our community.

08 Mar 2020

Perth Childcare Centre Sells for Record Price

A new childcare centre in North Coogee has sold off-market, to a syndicate arranged by the Perdaman Group, for $7.1 million.

Located at 53 Orsino Boulevard, the centre was developed by investment and development firm RG Property, and pre-sold prior to completion of construction.

The building is located in the centre of Port Coogee, and sits adjacent to the town’s Village Shopping Centre.

Spread across two levels, it includes seven separate activity rooms, external play areas on both the ground and first levels, and places for 125 children.

Savills Australia agent, Barney Dear, negotiated the sale, which represents a yield of 6.25%.

“To date, this is the highest value childcare sale we have seen in the Perth market, and it further demonstrates the strengthening demand for this sector,” said Mr Dear.

Perdaman purchased the centre upon the signing of a 15-year lease by new tenant Insight Early Learning, who have two 10-year options to renew.

The original article can be found at

https://www.propertyobserver.com.au/finding/commercial-investment/commercial-listings/110652-north-coogee-childcare-centre-sold-to-perdaman-for-record-price.html

14 Feb 2020

Port Coogee Dinner at Dusk

So far this summer Port Coogee Village Shopping Centre has hosted three Dinner at Dusk events, with another two set to take place in March and April.
The events bring life to the area with members of the community and visitors from surrounding suburbs coming together to enjoy delicious food, live music and gorgeous weather.

We would like to thank everyone involved in the production of these events and we look forward to more successful events in future.

12 Sep 2019

AMWU & ETU First Mental Health Agreement in WA

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) and the Electrical Trades Union have negotiated WA’s first agreement to include conditions from the state government’s FIFO mental health code of conduct.

The signed agreement between the AMWU and multinational Perdaman, which is set to build a $4.5 billion fertiliser plant in the Pilbara, will see all workers receive good wages and conditions, family friendly rosters and a commitment to better working environments for mental health.

AMWU State Secretary Steve McCartney said the agreement will provide workers democracy in their workplace, which equals a safer job.

“The union movement with Perdaman has set the benchmark for workers in the Pilbara by being the first in WA to officially acknowledge the state government’s mental health code of conduct,” he said.
“The two unions have worked together with the state government and Perdaman to create this agreement, which will also facilitate better communication between the union and the employer in the workplace.
“As part of the agreement there will be no moteling arrangements. Here’s one employer that’s not scared to have a sense of community in the workplace.
“I commend Perdaman for taking the first steps to look after workers’ wellbeing, their mental health and their families to safeguard a prosperous long-term working future.
“Perdaman has stood up and sent a message that this is the way forward in WA. At the end of the day this is about creating jobs, long term, local, permanent, well paid jobs.
“The state government code, and Perdaman picking it up, should hopefully create a change for workers and their families in the Pilbara,” Mr McCartney said.

Comments attributed to Perdaman Chairman Vikas Rambal:

“I want to thank the AMWU who assisted in Perdaman being able to achieve this agreement by allowing us to understand the issues around worker’s mental health.
“Perdaman intends on a long-term future in the Pilbara and is committed to doing the right thing for the local community.

“As part of the agreement we have revised rosters and conditions to ensure our workers are looked after and agree to maintain a healthy working relationship with the union to ensure communication lines remain open.”

Comments attributed to Peter Carter, State Secretary ETU:

“As well as the progressive family friendly and mental health clauses in the agreement, it is also a welcome departure from the wage race to the bottom prevalent over the last several years in the construction industry and should be a guide for all projects in the state.
“Workers’ wages are an important catalyst for economic growth and we urge the state government to follow suit on all their infrastructure projects so WA taxpayers get the best return from their taxes which will help fund these projects.”

Comments attributed to Kevin Michel MLA:

“The agreement signed by Perdaman and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is a fantastic victory for our local workers in the Pilbara.
“The rights of workers, the mental health of workers, and the wellbeing of the community, are all at the forefront of this agreement between Perdaman and the AMWU.
“The agreement between Perdaman and the AMWU strikes a fair balance between the needs of the community and local workers on local projects.”

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Listen to podcast of AMWU’ State Secretary Steve McCartney talking about the agreement

 

09 Sep 2019

The Village at Margs Launch Event

A Family Fun Day event was hosted at The Village at Margs yesterday, the first event proudly sponsored by Perdaman as the new shopping centre owner.

The event brought the community together with some kids activities including face painting, balloon twisting, hair & feather tinsels and a magician performing his tricks! We also had some live music performed by a local band called River & Bugs which everyone enjoyed.  

We would like to thank all retailers for their participation and contribution, and we look forward to more successful events in future. 

09 Aug 2019

Perdaman Sponsor of the Avon River festival in Northam

Perdaman was proud to be an official sponsor of the Avon River Festival, Northam’s biggest annual event organised by the Shire of Northam. This event is recognised as the starter event for the world-famous Avon Descent White-Water Race.

The event gathered around 5,000 people and included:

  • a street parade, where our Property Manager was part of the judging panel
  • markets & food stalls
  • stage show
  • sideshow alley
  • fireworks finale

 

02 Aug 2019

Local Narrabri jobs hub a step closer

Santos and Perdaman today signed a heads of agreement for the further study and design of Perdaman’s new ammonia production facility using Narrabri natural gas.

In February Santos and Perdaman signed a non-binding agreement for the supply of 14.5PJ of natural gas per annum over 20 years, subject to a final investment decision for Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project.

This Pre-FEED (front-end engineering and design) study is the next step in the development of a chemical and fertiliser facility near Narrabri, which will use appraisal and early development gas.

It will also further define hybrid power facility options, a combination of gas-fired power generation integrated with renewable power generation to provide electricity to both the Narrabri Gas Project and the ammonium nitrate plant.

The plant is expected to support at least 700 jobs during construction, and sustain 100 direct and 100 indirect ongoing jobs during operations. This is in addition to the hundreds of jobs that will be supported by the Narrabri Gas Project during both construction and operations.

Santos Managing Director and CEO Kevin Gallagher and Perdaman Group’s founding Chairman and Managing Director, Vikas Rambal, signed the Heads of Agreement in Narrabri today.

Mr Gallagher said these two projects will be a boost for small businesses and the communities in and around Narrabri.

“The project will generate substantial economic revenue and employment opportunities for New South Wales, Narrabri and the surrounding region,” Mr Gallagher said.
“The Narrabri Gas Project could produce enough gas to supply up to half NSW’s needs, with more and more manufacturers supporting it because they recognise the advantages of having a reliable and competitively-priced source of gas in NSW.”

Narrabri is ideally located for new manufacturing with nearby access to the new Inland Rail linking key east coast ports and the national highway system.

“The Narrabri Gas Project is currently being assessed by the NSW Department of Planning ahead of a decision by the Independent Planning Commission.
“It’s very important to us that the environment and water resources are protected, and NSW has very strong environmental regulation to provide the community with confidence that Narrabri can be developed safely and sustainably.”

Mr Rambal said that new industries like Perdaman’s will help support small businesses and growth in the communities in and around Narrabri.

“I hope the Narrabri Gas Project will proceed to a final investment decision as soon as possible to give certainty to this project and attract more to the region,” Mr Rambal said.
“If our plant goes ahead it will not only bring new jobs but competition, which is always good for prices, to the market in NSW and that will be good for farmers in the region.”

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