Sixty-one percent of workers on Bechtel’s LNG construction projects were local people.
Sixty-one percent of workers on Bechtel’s LNG construction projects were local people. Brenda Strong

Jobs go to locals

SIXTY-ONE percent of workers on Bechtel's LNG projects are locals.

The construction giant, which is building three LNG plants on Curtis Island, supplied the figures in response to questions about the sourcing of its workforce.

Bechtel said the figure of 61% was good given the nature of its projects and the skill set required. Thirty-seven percent are non-local, while 2% are expats.

In early December, Bechtel had a total of 3707 workers on its projects. That included workers employed directly by Bechtel, as well as contractors.

Of the workers hired directly by Bechtel for manual professions, 86% on the QCLNG project are local, 97% on APLNG and 97% on GLNG.


FINE FRENZY: Illegal camping triggers push for free sites

premium_icon FINE FRENZY: Illegal camping triggers push for free sites

A new free camping site could be on the horizon after a spate of illegal campers...

How Proserpine junior caught this NRL legend’s eye

premium_icon How Proserpine junior caught this NRL legend’s eye

Legendary Raiders recruitment boss Pete Mullholland says Proserpine junior Kai...

Bowen growers eye ‘huge potential’ in Japanese market

premium_icon Bowen growers eye ‘huge potential’ in Japanese market

Welcomed $70K grant to help our growers explore export opportunities that will help...