Today, Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers (Perdaman) can announce that its Karratha Urea Project has been granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Technology.
The Honourable Karen Andrews MP said that the project offers an opportunity to grow and diversify the Australian economy and contribute to the economic development of north Western Australia.
Perdaman’s Chairman, Mr Vikas Rambal, said that it was another positive step forward for the Project.
“Achieving Major Project Status shows the level of support that both the State and Federal Government are willing to provide for the Perdaman Karratha Urea Project and supports the significance that this Project will have to both industry innovation and economic growth.”
The Major Project Status will assist Perdaman with obtaining expedited Federal Government assistance and approvals for the Project through the Major Project Facilitation Agency.
Key highlights of the Perdaman Urea Project are as follow:
- The project will create in excess of 2,000 direct jobs during the 3-year construction phase
- The project where possible will invest in the employment of local workforce, creating at least 200 full-time, permanent opportunities for residents to operate the plant on a non-fifo basis in Karratha
- The plant will be Australia’s first urea export project supplying the growing Asia Pacific demand
- Perdaman has invested US$200m into the project to date
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