Hiring and Buying Locally

During construction, our primary construction contractors will be the source of the majority of construction jobs, supply purchases and subcontracts. While we cannot make specific commitments, our agreements with them emphasize using local resources. They will strive to hire locally and promote opportunities for local suppliers and contractors.

During the construction phase, up to 6,000 workers will be needed, including skilled craft workers such as boilermakers, bricklayers, carpenters, millwrights, pipefitters, ironworkers, painters, sheet metal workers and electricians (among others) as well as non-skilled labor.

Once operational, the facility will employ approximately 600 workers in jobs ranging from craft and maintenance work to process technology and operations as well as other technical, administrative and management jobs.

Job creation could also take place in associated industries and services, such as transport and logistics.

In addition, our petrochemical complex will provide an outlet for ethane from regional producers as well as a new, conveniently located supply source for the region’s many manufacturers who use polyethylene as a raw material.

Recruiting and Training

At an appropriate stage in the future, Shell and its major contractors plan to work with local schools, community and technical colleges, as well as local and regional construction industry leaders, to support education and training programs that prepare students for careers in construction, engineering and plant operations.

We also are looking to strengthen and encourage science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, attract talent to energy sector/technical careers, and build support for success to retain students in these career paths.

Prior to and during the construction phase, our construction contractors will host job fairs.

Building Business

To help drive more of the project’s economic benefits to the community, we want to work with qualified local firms, primarily through our major contractors in the event we build the facility. Shell will require its construction contractors to identify local goods and services to use during the construction phase and to work with those local suppliers, vendors and subcontractors so they can compete for contracts.

All of the major construction contractors will have a business registration process to identify local suppliers, vendors and subcontractors.

A key step in building business opportunities will be assisting local businesses with contractor qualification processes. As we get closer to construction, our contractors will provide resources and training to aid local businesses in working on the project.

Keeping Each Other Safe

At Shell, we take the safety of our people, our neighbors and our facilities very seriously. As our employees and contractors are critical to delivering on our goal of zero incidents, we will require skill assessments, drug tests and background checks.

We will work with contractors and suppliers who are environmentally and socially responsible; comply with applicable laws and regulations; provide competitive supplies and services; and give proper regard to health, safety and security for their employees and local communities.

Business Registry for Potential Future Opportunities

Below please find a link to Shell’s business registry, which you are invited to fulfill.  Please note that project-related business opportunities with Shell would not commence until after the facility is built.

During a construction phase, business opportunities would be available through the construction contractors that would build the facility.

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