Case Study - LNG

Staffing the PNG LNG Project

We have been the preferred supplier to the $13 Billion USD Capex Project since 2012

As the very first LNG project in the area, there were no local candidates with previous LNG construction experience. The client needed our support to talent pool and find suitably qualified candidates to kick start the build.

Our Recruitment Solution

We were already supporting our client’s hiring needs in 25 countries. The client therefore knew of our global reach, market-leading contractor management and global mobility services.

They enlisted the support of NES Fircroft to:

  • Leverage our existing talent pool of LNG construction specialists from the Americas, Europe and UK, Africa, and Australasia
  • Source professionals already located in PNG and working within Oil & Gas / Mining to up-skill local workers
  • Instill confidence within prospective hires that they would receive comprehensive support in such a remote and complex site
  • Liaise with communities in the affected project sites

The first key hires on the project included:

  • Pre-construction workers (engineering, front end delivery and design, pre-feasibility studies)
  • Camps and infrastructure professionals, to keep things running smoothly
  • Construction & Commissioning specialists
  • Operations personnel
  • Community affairs personnel, to liaise with the indigenous landowner community at affected project sites

We employed over 150 local contractors to conduct resettlement negotiations with indigenous landowners, where appropriate engaging the community in employment for the labor hire, machinery and vehicle hire, transport and logistics needs of the project.

The results of our support
  • In our 10+ year tenure, we have provided 500+ hires (PNG citizens and expatriates)
  • Many of the hires have contracted through NES Fircroft for over 10 years, evidencing our strong commitment to contractor care and engagement
  • The success of our staffing support led to an ongoing in-country client relationship, and we have hired for other local project

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