Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    WA top choice to locate business

    2/02/2012 12:00 AM
    • Cameron Australasia chooses Perth for subsea oil and gas service facility
    • Company expects to develop in-house skills centre, employ about 300 by 2015 
    Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien today turned the first sod of soil at the site of global oil and gas supplier Cameron Australasia’s new operations in Kewdale.

    Mr O’Brien said Cameron’s $120million investment strengthened the increasing trend of global companies choosing to locate in Western Australia to capitalise on business opportunities arising from the massive investments in the resources sector.

    “Cameron Australasia’s decision to consolidate its Australian operations in WA is an important indicator of the State’s positive future,” he said.

    “There are currently more than $300billion worth of projects either committed or under consideration in WA and companies such as Cameron are positioning themselves to take advantage of the opportunities to flow from these investments.

    “Mineral and energy projects are and will remain the key to our economic future and investments like this will ensure WA continues to develop as a regional centre for excellence in subsea development, services and support.”

    Cameron is a global provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to the oil, gas and process industries.

    The Minister said the company expected to create an additional 175 jobs in the next three years as well as develop a skills centre at their Kewdale location.

    “This investment will create economic development and employment opportunities for the State,” he said.

    “Cameron currently has six apprentices and aims to employ three new apprentices a year as the business grows.  The company will also utilise local companies to undertake fabrication work.  Currently, Civmec Construction and Engineering is building subsea manifolds for Cameron with the potential for further work.”

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