Wood Group wins maintenance work from Caltex for two Australian refineries
Effective from June 2013 at the Lytton refinery in Brisbane and the Kurnell refinery in Sydney, the $45 million, 18-month contract marks the continuation of a three-year contract first awarded to Wood Group in 2010. Wood provides maintenance management as well as mechanical and support services.
Wood Group has secured a contract extension from Caltex
Australia to deliver integrated maintenance services at its two
Australian refineries, the companies said on Monday.
The refineries in the deal are Lytton in Brisbane and Kurnell
Effective from June 2013, the $45 million, 18-month contract
marks the continuation of a three-year contract first awarded
to Wood Group in 2010, according to company
Providing maintenance management, mechanical
and support services to the Caltex refineries, Wood
Group employs more than 200 people at both sites.
"We have been able to deliver tangible maintenance performance improvements
across both refineries since this contract was awarded, and
this extension is testament to Caltex's confidence in [Wood
Group]," said Matt Gavin, Wood Group managing
director for Australia and the Asia-Pacific
"It also further cements our credentials as a leading
industrial maintenance service provider in Australia," he
continued. "Our key successes on this contract include a marked
reduction in the backlog of maintenance work, significant
improvement in maintenance compliance, and a pleasing increase
in scheduled work delivery.
"This has translated to improved reliability and performance at both
sites and will hopefully help Caltex achieve its goal of
becoming a top quartile performer for maintenance and reliability when compared to other
refineries in the Asia Pacific region.
Wood Group said promoting a strong safety culture at both
Lytton and Kurnell has also been a priority.
"Wood Group PSN has worked closely with Caltex to help deliver
measurable improvements in reliability and has been an
important partner in driving improved safety outcomes at both
locations," said Gary Smith, general manager of refining and supply at Caltex.