Following a decade-long relationship between Perdaman and Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC), Saipem Clough Joint Venture (SCJV), responsible for delivering Perdaman’s Ceres Urea Project, awarded a $4.5M Bussing Services subcontract to Murujuga Commercial Transport, a Karratha based Aboriginal business. This is an important and significant contribution to the creation of value in the territory in which the JV operates.

Murujuga Commercial Transport (MCT) aims to maximise economic, social and environmental returns to support independence for current and future generations of the Murujuga community.

MCT will be responsible for the provision of transportation services to transfer staff and workers on two bussing routes, from Airport to Camp and Site to Camp for the duration of the project.

It is anticipated that at the peak of construction, the project will be utilising over 20, 50+ seat busses under a Dry Hire Arrangement.

SCJV, together with Perdaman, is committed to providing meaningful business and employment opportunities to local and Indigenous People and leaving a positive legacy in the community.

About the Project

Saipem Clough Joint Venture received the official notice to proceed from Perdaman for Project Ceres in April 2023, signifying the full contractual effectiveness by the achievement of the Commencement Date for the EPC delivery of the urea plant for a contract value of around at USD$2.8 billion. 

The plant will be part of a landmark project for Western Australia, generating on average 2,000 jobs during the construction phase and approximately 200 permanent jobs during the operational phase. 

The joint venture, together with Perdaman, is committed to making a positive impact, engaging with the Indigenous and local communities through career, training and business opportunities, as well as making the urea plant net-zero carbon by 2050. The project has been strongly supported by The Western Australian Government, which gave it Project of State Significance status.