The labour agreement is also a departure from previous agreements on projects such as Hebron and Vales, a nickel processing plant in Long Harbour. WADA President Hedley Burge said last year: “WADA has signed an agreement that would allow it to use Argentia to eventually carry out a major construction project to support its offshore oil operations in Newfoundland. This company has an excellent reputation in this province as the operator of the White Rose oil field, and we are pleased and proud to have chosen Argentia as your preferred site if you continue with the Wellhead Platform (WHP) construction project. A formal collective agreement, which will create work that hundreds of union members desperately need over the next few years, could be concluded as early as next week, said Tom Woodford, business manager at Ironworkers Local 764. Wages will be “a little” lower and what some industry insiders call “complex jurisdictional issues” appears to have been withdrawn, with unions moving closer to a formal collective agreement on the construction of a concrete gravity structure (GSC) in Argentina. There is a request for registration before a request for a bid or an offer is received. The procurement process promises full and fair opportunities, tenders, confidentiality agreements and compliance with Husky`s benefit plan in Newfoundland, the Atlantic Agreement Act and the special project collective agreement. These agreements were negotiated with all 16 unions and created what an insider said were jurisdictional issues that absorb productivity, and “up to four or five groups of workers had to do something very simple.” “We used to work before COVID. There were some planning problems, but there did not seem to be any financial problems. A complete halt to work on the so-called Concrete Gravity Structure (CGS) could be devastating penney said SaltWire, not only for the port authority, but for the local and Newfoundland economy as a whole. The main function of the WHP is drilling. There will be no oil storage in the GSC. All well fluids are transported via underwater flowlines for processing, storage and unloading via underwater flowlines to seaRose FPSO.
The design of the WHP will take into account the risks associated with icebergs, ice and difficult environmental conditions off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The WHP facility is currently expected to last 25 years. In terms of wind energy production, Newfoundland and Labrador lags behind the rest of Atlantic Canada.