GHD moves into new of­fices

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

■ Af­ter more than a decade ser­vic­ing clients in Kar­ratha, en­gi­neer­ing con­sul­tant firm GHD last week cel­e­brated the launch of its new of­fice in Pe­lago East.

GHD re­gional man­ager North West Nathan Han­ra­han said the com­pany had es­tab­lished an im­por­tant pres­ence in Kar­ratha since es­tab­lish­ing in 2004.

“We’re a big com­pany, but we’ve got a small face here in Kar­ratha, but that’s how we like to be,” he said.

“We like to be in­volved in the lo­cal com­mu­nity, but have a mas­sive team be­hind us around the world.

“Our new of­fice gives our staff a bit of pride in the place they work, but also shows great com­mit­ment from se­nior man­age­ment that they have faith in our lo­cal oper­a­tions.”

GHD chief ex­ec­u­tive Ian Shep­herd said the com­pany had made a longterm com­mit­ment to in­vest­ing in re­gional lo­ca­tions in the North West.

“We have long had a history of sup­port­ing re­gional Aus­tralia and see North­ern Aus­tralia as a par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant part of our busi­ness,” he said.

“Our re­gional of­fices have worked on many projects in the North West.

“We de­signed the first LNG load­ing jetty at the North West shelf in 1985, were in­volved in the Ord River scheme and have done a lot of build­ing projects in Broome.

“I think the new of­fice will stand us in good stead as we en­ter the op­er­a­tional phase of the re­sources boom.

“There is a lot of po­ten­tial in this area where there has been a lot of cap­i­tal com­mit­ment in re­cent years.”

GHD is a multi­na­tional com­pany that em­ploys 8500 peo­ple in more than 200 of­fices, of­fer­ing en­gi­neer­ing, ar­chi­tec­ture, en­vi­ron­men­tal and con­struc­tion ser­vices in the global mar­kets of wa­ter, re­sources, en­vi­ron­ment, build­ings and trans­porta­tion.

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