More Gladstone jobs flow out of Santos GLNG project

ANOTHER 25 people have secured jobs in the team that will operate and maintain Santos GLNG's LNG plant in Gladstone.

The new recruits are being trained to operate the downstream GLNG facilities, with more than 110 positions filled in the past 12 months.

One of their first tasks is to complete an industry-leading training program in liquefied natural gas processing.

Santos GLNG general manager downstream operations Brenton Hawtin said the project was bolstering its downstream workforce for the transition from construction to operations.

"By the time Santos GLNG starts processing gas through its Curtis Island LNG facility, our team will be able and ready," he said.

"I am confident that these new-starters will help us deliver our first shipments of gas to our buyers, PETRONAS and KOGAS, from 2015."

Members of the Santos GLNG Downstream Operations and Maintenance teams will be embedded in Bechtel's commissioning and start-up team to prepare for the handover.