Local member of the Pilbara Parliament, Kevin Michel, along with Perdaman Chairman, Vikas Rambal visited the Union office in the presence of the State Secretary, Steven McCartney. The purpose of this visit was to brief everyone about the development of the Perdaman Urea project and update the finalisation of the Union agreements.
We were pleased to welcome the Hon. Kevin Michel, a local member of the Pilbara Parliament, for a visit to SNC-Lavalin office for a briefing about Perdaman Urea project done by our Chairman, Mr Vikas Rambal and EPC contractors, Project Manager Enda Corcoran (SNC), Financial advisor Sean Vincent (EY) and Project Engineer Ishan Rambal (Perdaman).
The Perdaman team was able to show a 3D model of the project which is now finalised. The Hon, Kevin Michel, showed his appreciation towards the project development.
Perdaman Chairman, Vikas Rambal, was glad to welcome Haldor Topsoe team from Denmark and Stamicarbon team from the Netherlands to successfully conduct the final design alignment.
Perdaman thank and acknowledge both teams’ effort and work, the alignment of design meeting for the project was concluded by Perdaman Chairman.
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Perdaman Chairman was please to welcome technology suppliers for the urea plant in Karratha, Haldor Topsoe and Stamicarbon teams to discuss the final design review for each technology.
The meeting held in Perth was successful, Perdaman looks forward to working together with each team for the success of the plant.
Perdaman is pleased to advise that The Village at Margs shopping centre located in Margaret River is now part of the Perdaman Commercial Property Group portfolio.
Having acquired the shopping centre for more than $20million, Perdaman’s Chairman, Mr. Vikas Rambal welcomes the new addition to the Group’s portfolio, having always had a strong interest in supporting and investing in the local WA community.
The complex is spread over 7,233 square metres with ample underground parking for 204 cars. It offers a range of stores, from major supermarkets such as Woolworths, BWS and Red Dot, to the beauty sector, specialty stores and everything you would need in one of the most touristic and attractive locations of Western Australia.
Business News: Perdaman spends $20m on The Village at Margs
Australian Financial Review: Margaret River’s The Village mall sells for $20
Today, Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers (Perdaman) can announce that its Karratha Urea Project has been granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Technology.
The Honourable Karen Andrews MP said that the project offers an opportunity to grow and diversify the Australian economy and contribute to the economic development of north Western Australia.
Perdaman’s Chairman, Mr Vikas Rambal, said that it was another positive step forward for the Project.
“Achieving Major Project Status shows the level of support that both the State and Federal Government are willing to provide for the Perdaman Karratha Urea Project and supports the significance that this Project will have to both industry innovation and economic growth.”
The Major Project Status will assist Perdaman with obtaining expedited Federal Government assistance and approvals for the Project through the Major Project Facilitation Agency.
Key highlights of the Perdaman Urea Project are as follow:
- The project will create in excess of 2,000 direct jobs during the 3-year construction phase
- The project where possible will invest in the employment of local workforce, creating at least 200 full-time, permanent opportunities for residents to operate the plant on a non-fifo basis in Karratha
- The plant will be Australia’s first urea export project supplying the growing Asia Pacific demand
- Perdaman has invested US$200m into the project to date
The West Australian: Major boost for $4.5b Pilbara fertiliser plant
World Fertiliser Magazine: Australian urea project granted Major Project Status
Brands Authority News: Major boost for $four.5b Pilbara fertiliser plant
Last week, Sunrise International Labs, an international pharmaceutical manufacturing and exporting company part of the Perdaman group, held an event in Antananarivo (Madagascar) to launch 3 pharmaceuticals formulation products.
The products were presented to a total of 35 doctors from cardiology and urology therapeutic segments.
Among the new Sunrise products presented, the “TELE-AM product” (Telmisartan BP 40mg + Amlodipine 5mg Tablets) is currently the 2nd most used generic product in India.
AIM WA Pinnacle Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of organisations with a significant footprint in Western Australia. Winners receive leadership and management training to the value of $20,000 to give to a charity of their choice.
This year, Perdaman proudly sponsored the PERDAMAN Pinnacle Award for Workplace Diversity Excellence Award, recognising organisations that have excelled in promoting diversity in the workplace. Some of the key characteristics of workforce diversity may include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. In order to win the award, organisations had to include details of one or more major business initiatives, for example:
- Initiatives that demonstrate that the organisation prioritises diversity and recognises the value of an inclusive workplace.
- How diversity is driven and/or supported by the senior leadership team who demonstrate an inclusive workplace.
- Programs that demonstrate a cultural change approach to diversity where principles are embedded in the DNA of the organisation.
Congratulations to Black Swan State Theatre Company for winning the award this year.
Vikas Rambal (Perdaman Chariman) & Linda Savage (Director at Black Swan State Theatre Company)
Santos and Perdaman have today announced 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 the Narrabri Gas Project.
The gas would be supplied to a proposed new ammonium nitrate plant near Narrabri to produce fertiliser for agribusiness, a key sector of the NSW economy. The plant would be developed in parallel with the Narrabri Gas Project to use appraisal and early development gas.
Hybrid power, a combination of gas-fired power generation integrated with renewable power generation will also be assessed to provide electricity to both the Narrabri Gas Project and the ammonium nitrate plant.
The plant is expected to support 700 jobs during construction and another 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.
These two projects will be a boost for small businesses and the communities in and around Narrabri.
Santos Managing Director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said Santos has committed to develop the Narrabri Gas Project solely for the east coast domestic gas market.
“Narrabri gas will be very competitively-priced gas. Santos will bring to Narrabri our experience in Queensland where we have reduced connected well costs by a massive 84 per cent since 2015. Keeping the cost of supply down is a very good way to keep gas prices down,” Mr Gallagher said.
“The Narrabri Gas Project could produce enough gas to supply up to half NSW’s needs.
“It’s also very important to us that the environment and water resources are protected, and NSW has very strong environmental regulation to ensure Narrabri can be developed safely and sustainably. The Narrabri Gas Project is currently being assessed by the NSW Department of Planning ahead of a decision by the Independent Planning Commission.
“We want the process to be comprehensive and robust so the community can be confident in the outcome. There is no place for politics in the independent planning process,” Mr Gallagher said.
Manufacturing customers like Perdaman recognise the importance of locating new plants close to new natural gas supply sources and are hopeful the Narrabri Gas Project will proceed to a final investment decision as soon as possible.
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.
Perdaman Group’s Founding Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Vikas Rambal, was pleased to enter the agreement with Santos.
“The cheapest gas for manufacturing projects like ours is always going to be available close to the supply source so you don’t have to pay for long-distance transport and unnecessary processing,” Mr Rambal said.
“We will bring new competition, which is always good for prices, to the fertiliser market in NSW and that will be good for farmers in the region.”
“And new industries will help support small businesses, better infrastructure, better health and education services, and growth in the communities in and around Narrabri,” Mr Rambal said.
Media coverage about our recent announcement for the agreements with Woodside and the EPC contract with SNC Lavalin:
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