Western Australia’s fourth LNG project under construction

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction for Chevron’s $29billion Wheatstone LNG project

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction for Chevron’s $29billion Wheatstone LNG project


Construction of Chevron’s $29billion Wheatstone LNG project has officially commenced with a groundbreaking ceremony on the State Government’s Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area, near the small Pilbara coastal town of Onslow.

The Wheatstone project, which is scheduled to begin LNG exports in 2016 will have an initial capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), with the potential to expand to 25 mtpa.

Chevron estimates Wheatstone will create 6,500 direct and indirect jobs at peak construction, 300 new operational jobs as well as delivering $17billion to Australian and Western Australian businesses and services over the life of the project.

The project will also deliver significant benefits for Onslow, with Chevron, its partners and the State Government spending approximately $250million on community and public infrastructure.

Wheatstone, along with the operating North West Shelf plant at Dampier and the Pluto and Gorgon projects under construction, will increase Western Australia’s capacity to 45 mtpa.

As the Western Australian Government’s lead agency, the Department of State Development  conducted negotiations with Chevron, and co-ordinated government approvals processes for the Wheatstone project.

Find out more:
The Western Australian Premier’s Media Statement
Chevron Australia’s Website information about Wheatstone
Information about the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area

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