GHD moves into new offices
■ 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.