New buses for North West
Woodside Energy recently appointed a new bus services provider, Murujuga Commercial Transport (MCT) as its new bussing services provider.
Woodside Energy appointed a new bus services provider, Murujuga Commercial Transport (MCT) as its new bussing services provider.
MCT is a joint venture between Murujuga Commercial Ltd (the commercial arm of Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation) and Australian Transit Group.
Under the contract, MCT will service Woodside’s Karratha onshore facilities bus transport requirements, including turnaround, onshore project, airport and heliport transfers.
The MCT contract will support local employment outcomes including two positions for Indigenous employees, including an administration traineeship and a heavy-duty diesel fitter apprenticeship in the first year of its contract. In the second year of its contract, the company will further develop the career path of an employee through an operations manager traineeship.
The contract supports Woodside bus transport requirements which aim to reduce the number of vehicles on local roads and improve community safety outcomes.
"This is an important milestone for Woodside - the agreement is the first direct Woodside contract to be signed with a Murujuga Joint Venture and supports our ongoing commitment to working with our Traditional Owner businesses," said Mike Price, VP Pluto Scarborough Woodside Energy.
"This contract is pivotal to the success of MCT and provides a solid foundation for the further development of the company that in turn will provide longer term benefits to the members of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation. We would like to also recognise the commitment from Woodside to make this a commercial reality," said Derek (Jig) Albert, Director Murujuga Commercial Transport.