Subcontracted to Thiess to execute E&I works on several central processing plants (CPP) and field compressor stations (FCS) on the QCLNG Upstream scope of works, ECM now has more than 500 in its Queensland workforce, and continues to pursue emerging opportunities in the oil and gas market.
“We backed ourselves and opened an office in Brisbane in November 2012, won our first job in December of that year, and now have 500 workers consistently delivering CPP and FCS works,” said ECM Managing Director and CEO Simon Higgins.
“It’s been a positive start for us; we have a great relationship with Thiess both in Queensland and Western Australia, and our experienced General Manager Shaun Marshall has been able to draw from the long-term ECM employee pool to establish a strong project management team.”
ECM’s scope on QCLNG included the supply, installation and certification of E&I works for:
Ruby Jo CPP and FCS
Woleebee Creek CPP and FCS
Harry, Broadwater, Glendower, McNulty and Cam FCS.
Mr Higgins said ECM is also working with Kiewit for the delivery of the E&I works for Chevron’s Wheatstone project in Onslow, and was working with key clients to develop long-term relationships based on value rather than cost.
“We have a presence on the east and west coast, underpinned by a demonstrable, reliable track record, for delivery on two of the largest oil and gas projects in Australia.”
“This experience builds the platform for our Services and Maintenance business which will form the base of our revenue stream in the years to come.”
Mr Higgins said developing a client-aligned but price-competitive value proposition was easier coming off a Tier-2 cost base.
“The size of our company means we can adapt and recalibrate to meet client needs quickly without too much disruption to daily operations. We have a multi-skilled workforce, experienced operational management, but low corporate overhead – the combination of these factors make us nimble and responsive, and underpins an offering based on creating and capturing value for our clients," he said.
ECM’s operational management also includes well renowned WA E&I manager Carl van Zijl, and Craig Morrison who brings a wealth global oil and gas experience.