Work load after pandemic

 So how's everyone finding business and work now that the pandemic issue seems to be finally receding? Last time I was this busy was at the height of the last boom, literally can't keep up.

Had a call from my Oil and gas client today and they want me to retrain for BOSIET so I can work offshore. They reckon 4 rigs coming down in the near future and lots of fit out work. Bring on that day rate!!!

Happy days are here again ..... I can sense a couple of new Stellas 

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New Stellas

Wed, 2021-03-17 19:29

 Happy days eh Sea-kem? I supply earthmoving equipment and we are flat out, can't get enough machines, some models all sold until late this year. All indications are that this will go on for some time, ***BUT*** it will come to an end, not sure when. I think next year may just set a record for number of jet skis sold!

 

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 I swapped to a new company

Wed, 2021-03-17 19:56

 I swapped to a new company just as covid hit. Few oil and gas companies scaled back but iron ore exploded for anyone that had local labour. 
Never been busier. Could easily put on 6 guys tomorrow if there was any skilled labour available. 

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We're getting absolutely

Wed, 2021-03-17 20:07

We're getting absolutely smashed in local govt. We're being handed stimulus funding by State and Federal govt hand over fist for pre-prescribed projects and we need to prioritise all these new projects in amongst the projects already scheduled for the year with no extra staff.

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 Talk about gov funding I've

Wed, 2021-03-17 20:24

 Talk about gov funding I've just scored a job building a frame for a new 5 metere x  3 metre  LED display at the Claremont/Nedlands cricket club  . They had a 2.5 mill grant to redevelop the whole site. New clubrooms etc and a few wish list items like the screen. 

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And you still won’t buy a new boat

Thu, 2021-03-18 15:42

 You would have to  stand on the lid of the safe to close it.

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 Another mezzanine perhaps?

Thu, 2021-03-18 16:09

 Another mezzanine perhaps? :P 

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 Oil and gas onshore and

Wed, 2021-03-17 20:32

 Oil and gas onshore and offshore booming especially for us WA folks. Alot of industrial action taking place however, hopefully we can claw back some conditions and pay we lost. Offshore alliance looking after us boys.

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 The building industry is

Wed, 2021-03-17 20:55

 The building industry is crazy. Its a crappy time to be renovating on a budget thats for sure.

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Drilling

Wed, 2021-03-17 21:11

 2 x offshore drilling campaigns starting Monday week for 6 months for Santos and Sapura. Woodside about to commence too.

Miners are stopping sending fuel on the train lines and sending via truck just to Max volumes whilst spot prices are high. Interesting times!

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 Absolutely flat out. Same as

Wed, 2021-03-17 21:13

 Absolutely flat out. Same as dodgy could put on another 2-3 workers but to be honest it just seems to hard these days. I've had about 4 days of since mid jan and just flew home today for a couple days then back up north for another month or so. Going to Brockman, then 150kays se of Fitzroy crossing then to Hedland. Going to try and sneak in a Barra tour after Fitzroy crossing From there back to Perth for a couple weeks work. 

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 Working in iron ore casual

Thu, 2021-03-18 01:26

 Working in iron ore casual shut labour horribly busy but looking for a change soon

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Kem I'm a bit like you except

Thu, 2021-03-18 06:50

Kem I'm a bit like you except most of my work is in South East Asia and nothing changes until we open up with S'pore at least to get some shipyard work in. My BOSIET CA-EBS & UKOG are still current but there's not much going on ATM.

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 Yep iron ore, on the

Thu, 2021-03-18 07:27

 Yep iron ore, on the tugs.

Logistics of swapping out tugs are a challenge especially as one was lost last year in the cyclone so we have hired replacements from Singapore 

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 Residential land development

Thu, 2021-03-18 09:30

 Residential land development has been crazy because of the government stimulus packages plus the overall lift in the real estate market. Think it'll die down this year unlike some of you other blokes!

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Yeah as per Adams comments,

Thu, 2021-03-18 10:03

Yeah as per Adams comments, I'll fly out for a few trips this year with Santos drilling in the Timor sea, Remove / install new flowlines to the tree's...hope last year's site measure was correct....

Add 3 weeks to every trip for Pre isolation and 2 weeks post isolation at Howard Springs which is basically same as prison IMO.

It all seems to be low key though ?...Its not being called a BOOM as such even though it is.

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Off Grid Power Generation....

Thu, 2021-03-18 13:26

 Business plan was for 4 new projects in '21-'22. We are now looking at hitting 9......Never been so busy

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Great to hear so many are

Thu, 2021-03-18 13:41

Great to hear so many are busy, i fear, like davewillow, that we are heading for a slow down (not a crash but a breather)
If i put my nerd hat on, credit (lending) is through the roof, thats ok because the govt wants us to spend, the only cause for concern is when people over extend - CBA recent results showed bad debts increased by 220m to ~900M - thats not great and 40% of their mortgages that are in arrears are in WA..

My brother-inlaw is a builder and is flat out, but has very limited work after current jobs despite plenty of interest there are very few blocks around for sale !

The good news for boat/campervan buyers - if you think forward to next year, assuming we can fly again, there is going to be a lot of impulse purchases (boats/campers) coming up for sale as people scamper off to bali/phuket anywhere and want to cash out of their unused toys :-)

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 I reckon you're spot on

Thu, 2021-03-18 15:33

 I reckon you're spot on regarding the toys Clint, there'll be a glut of them next year when all the Bali boguns can fly again.

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what are you saying ? i love

Thu, 2021-03-18 15:39

what are you saying ? i love bali :-)

fk seriously though i could really go a week on the beach with a few bintangs !

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 Agree, we have a place we

Thu, 2021-03-18 16:12

 Agree, we have a place we stay in Sanur run by a retired American couple. Only 7 rooms, very quiet and a lovely warong just over the road on the beach. Miss those cold Bintangs and satays.

Did watch a doco recently and they've been having a massive clean up over there, with no help from the Indo government sadly who suck all the money from the joint. A lot of the locals have gone back to seaweed farming.

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 Glad I bought my boat before

Thu, 2021-03-18 17:01

 Glad I bought my boat before it went mental!

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 What have you actually got

Thu, 2021-03-18 18:20

 What have you actually got boatwise Dave?

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 Got a SeaRay 315 Sundancer

Mon, 2021-03-22 12:12

 Got a SeaRay 315 Sundancer Andy. The sort of boat I said I'd never get but we're loving it. Not a fishing boat but a boat I can fish from if that makes sense? Its main job is to ferry and accommodate me and the wife to Rotto or Garden Island where I can sit back and enjoy life!

I catch herring, squid amd whiting so that's okay. I'll also chase salmon and will do some trolling around west end for YTK's and hopefully one day my first metro mackie. I've caught plenty of kingies and shark mackerel plus quite a few tuna around there before. I've got a mate I go to the FAD's with and we chase marlin at times too. I've lost most of the desire to go out wide and chase demersals. Used to do that a lot when my brother-in-law lived in Jurien but it's pretty easy there! I take a more laid-back approach to boating these days and just enjoy being out there.

Sorry - short question and a (typical) long answer.  

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 Bloody lovely Dave, as the

Mon, 2021-03-22 12:18

 Bloody lovely Dave, as the saying goes whatever floats your boat! As long as you're enjoying it that's all that matters.

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 We certainly are Andy. I was

Tue, 2021-03-23 17:11

 We certainly are Andy. I was thinking about a large trailer boat and found out on the weekend that my neighbour had to take his away because someone complained to the council. I didn't think they could stop you but maybe because it was on the verge? Anyway having the boat in a pen 5 minutes from home is pretty cool.

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 I hope your rite! I'm

Fri, 2021-03-19 06:53

 I hope your rite! I'm hanging for a boat and work car but refuse to to pay covid tax

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 Self employed Carpenter.Been

Thu, 2021-03-18 18:04

 Self employed Carpenter.Been busy since last april.Kicked up another gear now and absolutely flat out and knocking back alot of work now.

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Good to see lots of you are

Sat, 2021-03-20 06:39

Good to see lots of you are busy and hopefully putting a bit of cash in the bank after the last lessons learnt.

Aren't we in such a lucky part of the world.

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Any work?

Sun, 2021-03-21 18:49

 Hey sea kem you know if they need any scaffolders on any of those rigs?

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 They were chasing

Sun, 2021-03-21 20:06

 They were chasing scaffolders on the burrup at the Yara Fertiliser plant. I don't know who's got the contract but someone else might know. 

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 Not sure mate, but easy to

Sun, 2021-03-21 21:01

 Not sure mate, but easy to find out when I get out there again. I've had to decline this first job as I can't get training in time and it's literally a hit the ground running project. 

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 I'm out on barrow at the

Mon, 2021-03-22 06:51

 I'm out on barrow at the moment and aus group look to be the main one here right now. 

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 Dreamtime , monodelphous and

Sun, 2021-03-21 20:24

 Dreamtime , monodelphous and legeeneering  have the woodside contracts for offshore would be worth hitting them up.

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Unfortunately sea-kem…… I'm

Mon, 2021-03-22 07:36

Unfortunately sea-kem…… I'm on the wrong side of the ledger. Just started my last round at the Bp Kwinana Refinery this morning. By April 1st (ha ha) I will be officially unemployed. Sad day for myself and many others who've been here a lot longer than me. The Refinery started back in 1953, but now just 2 petroleum refineries remain in operation in Australia. Anyway, I'm off to Gnaraloo for 8 days as of the 1st of April to help clear my head. will start chasing work when I get back.

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 Thats shitty to hear, but i

Mon, 2021-03-22 08:38

 Thats shitty to hear, but i dare say finding work shouldn't be too hard at the moment. A lot of guys i speak to in different industries are looking for people, some are even saying they just need people willing to work and learn rather than just skilled. Have a great time up north.

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 Hey Shinks I know a fella

Mon, 2021-03-22 08:41

 Hey Shinks I know a fella who works/worked there Garry, can't remember his last name.  Actually met him at Gnaraloo a couple of years back 

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Cheers Rob90. Yeah looking

Mon, 2021-03-22 11:03

Cheers Rob90. Yeah looking forward to the trip. Not sure which Garry Sea-kem - there's a few to choose from.

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 Ha ha thought there might

Mon, 2021-03-22 12:16

 Ha ha thought there might be, was thinking about the gnaraloo connection. 

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