Wilson Transformer Company is the first Australian firm to become a qualified global supplier of distribution and power transformers to Chevron.
The Wilson team was joined at the company’s Glen Waverley plant by the Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet; and Chevron Australia’s general manager for the Wheatstone Project Eric Dunning to celebrate the company’s achievement and first purchase order.
The $21million purchase order for all power and distribution transformers for use in the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project was awarded by Wheatstone’s liquefied natural gas plant engineering, procurement and construction contractor Bechtel.
Mr Dunning praised the Wilson Transformer Company on its achievement.
“This demonstrates Australia’s manufacturing capability on the world stage. This is a win for Australian industry and signals the capability of Australian manufacturing firms to supply to large resource projects,” Mr Dunning said.
Being qualified as a global supplier recognises the firm’s alignment with Chevron’s procurement requirements and pre-qualifies it as a supplier for more than 100 Chevron projects in 40 countries worldwide. It also serves as a reference when bidding for work with other project developers.
The Wilson Transformer Company was identified by Chevron Australia in 2009 as a candidate for global supplier status due to its export history, innovation track record and investment in new facilities.
The Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource projects.