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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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31 Jul 2019

Lume restaurant soft opening at Northam Boulevard

Perdaman team was proud to participate to the opening of Lume restaurant in Northam Boulevard last week, with the special presence of Mrs. Usha Rambal, Chairman Vikas Rambal’s mother. 

Big congratulations to the whole team at Lume! We wish you great success on this new adventure. 

The restaurant offers a delicious fusion of Indian & European cuisine, find out more here.

04 Jul 2019

Inspiring Australians Student Forum Sponsorship

Perdaman was proud to sponsor the Inspiring Australians Student Forum organised by Auspire – Australia Day Council WA at the University of Western Australia. Our Chairman Vikas Rambal gave a speech to 700 students gathered to hear inspiring stories about courage & resilience.

Other speakers included:

  • Noelle Martin – WA Young Australian of the Year, Noelle Martin shared her own experience as a victim of online abuse and bullying and how she overcome that situation. 
  • Dr Craig Challen – Australian of the Year 2019 award winner, Dr. Craig Challen was one of the rescue cave divers that went on to rescue 12 young boys and their soccer coach from the flooded cave in Thailand last year. Great to hear his story

01 Jul 2019

Vikas Rambal at WA Works Conference 2019

Our Chairman Vikas Rambal attended the annual WA Works Conference 2019 as a keynote speaker to provide insights about the Perdaman Urea Project in Karratha. Other speakers included senior industry leaders, WA Government Ministers and project executives.

This year, the conference’s topic was “Global trends, Local opportunities.” 

To download the Presentation about Destiny Project, click below:

 Project Destiny_CCIWA Presentation

07 Jun 2019

Western Australian of the Year Awards 2019

The Western Australian of the Year Awards, held during the WA Day long weekend, recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to our state by those born and bred in Western Australia, or those who have chosen to make Western Australia their home.

The Awards focus on celebrating excellence in business leadership, social entrepreneurship and innovation; making a positive difference to the vibrancy of our state through arts and culture; inspirational role models in the Aboriginal community; positive social, scientific and economic impact; achievement in sport; and improving the lives of Western Australians and the community as a whole.

Perdaman proudly sponsored the Business Award won by Dr. Erica Smyth AC, Chairman of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. Hearty congratulations to her!

04 Jun 2019

Environmental Scoping Document Public Review

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd (Perdaman) is proposing to establish a state of the art Urea Production Plant within the proposed Burrup Strategic Industrial Area, approximately 8 km from Dampier and 20 km north-west of Karratha on the north-west coastline of Western Australia (WA).

A draft Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) has been prepared by Cardno on behalf of Perdaman in accordance with Western Australian Government procedures and is released for public review.

The draft ESD sets out the preliminary key environmental factors and environmental information the Environmental Review Document must address.

Hard copies of the document may be purchased for $10 (including postage and packaging) or a USB version is available free of charge from:

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd
Alluvion Building, Level 17, 58 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA, 6000
+61 8 9429 5111

Copies of the document may also be downloaded from or

Copies of the document will be available for examination at:
• Karratha Public Library
• Dampier Public Library
• Wickham Public Library
• Roebourne Public Library

Public submissions are to be received by the EPA by Wednesday 19 June, 2019.

Submissions are to be made at:

Alternatively submissions can be:
• posted to: Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority, Locked Bag 10, Joondalup
DC, WA 6919.
• delivered to: Environmental Protection Authority, Prime House, 8 Davidson Terrace,
Joondalup WA 6027.

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please ring EPA Services of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 6364 7000.

Media Coverage:

The West Australian 3/4/2019

Perdaman Releases Scoping Document, Chamber of Commerce & Industry of WA 11/6/2019


Cardno Information Sessions in Karratha, 10th-11th June 2019

24 May 2019

The Hon. Kevin Michel and Perdaman Chairman visiting the Union office

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.   

24 May 2019

Local member of the Pilbara Parliament, the Hon. Kevin Michel, visiting SNC-Lavalin office

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. 

06 May 2019

Final Design Alignment for the Perdaman Urea Project

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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29 Apr 2019

Perdaman Urea Plant: Meeting with Haldor Topsoe and Stamicarbon

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. 


Read More:

Perdaman achieves major milestone with EPC contract to build Karratha Urea Project

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