Long Island Point Plant update
David McCord, Long Island Point (LIP) Plant Manager
Esso Australia was thrilled to receive the 2022 Excellence Award from the WPC Group earlier this month, recognising the bespoke apprenticeship and traineeship program run across our Victorian operations.
The coveted program enabled Charmaine Thorogood-Hawkins, LIP Instrumentation and Electrical Apprentice, to be one of 22 apprentices selected nationally to participate in the prestigious “Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders” program in Canberra.
It’s amazing to see our apprentices and trainees thrive through such a valuable program that is actively helping to develop a workforce that will be critical to securing our country’s energy future.
Last month, we held a community consultation session for our upcoming ethane-generation project. Thank you to everyone who came along to learn more about this project. During the session, we heard some concerns about the flaring that occurs as part of our current operations.
One of the benefits of the ethane-powered generators we are looking to install is that they will reduce the need to flare at Long Island Point in the future, whilst converting excess ethane into 35-40 megawatts of much-needed electricity to power Victorian homes. We continue to work with the appropriate regulators, including Environment Protection Authority Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning as we progress the project and welcome any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out via communityANZ@exxonmobil.com