WSG Energy Services open new facility in Sydney

WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a new facility in Sydney, New South Wales.

The construction, precommissioning, maintenance and shutdown specialist is working across road tunnel projects, coal seam gas, LNG and offshore shutdowns, and on the precommissioning of waste to energy and lithium processing plants.

Headquartered in Perth, WA, the company recently opened a new office in Sydney to support a $A28 million project to procure, install, test and commission the fire suppression systems on two motorway tunnels in New South Wales.

In Perth, WSG has been awarded all flushing and testing precommissioning of piping systems for a refinery which is under construction and will produce lithium hydroxide for the worldwide manufacture of lithium batteries.

Meanwhile, the firm is to perform flushing and hydrotesting of all pipework at a new build Perth waste-to-energy facility and it is gearing up to support a major LNG shutdown in Darwin, Northern Territory.

The contract awards follow a previous tranche of contract awards in early 2023 when WSG secured strategic workscopes across oil and gas and infrastructure sectors valued at $A60 million.

Andrew Manning, managing director of WSG Australia, said the outlook for the business was positive with a strong pipeline of projects on the horizon over the next two years and future plans included opening a new facility in Queensland in 2024 to support the coal seam gas and LNG sector.

He said: “We’ve chalked up a record 2023 performance and our earlier exposure to major rail and infrastructure projects in NSW has paved the way for winning other large workscopes such as the tunnel fire suppression project.

“Our versatility and interchangeable skills set means we can continue to compete for contracts in our traditional oil and gas market but we are gaining momentum for being able to provide a suite of services for large-scale infrastructure projects.

“We’ve opened a few facility in Sydney, primarily to explore opportunities in New South Wales in energy transition and infrastructure.”

With a core workforce of between 150-160 staff, this expands to 220 depending on project demands, and WSG is continuing to invest in its equipment asset base across key Australian locations.

Mr Manning added: “Our primary aim is to recruit staff locally and to provide the training and career opportunities which encourage long-term relationships, but being part of a global group gives us the advantage of also being able to staff up at short notice from a pool of highly experienced international talent.

“The outlook over the next two years is very encouraging and our ambition is to further cement our reputation for being able to fulfill large-scale contracts with the emphasise on safety and competitiveness.”