A busy end to 2011 for the WA YPF

Site visit and cultural heritage workshop

In June, the WA YPFers were given the opportunity to spend half a day on a site visit of the 30 km, 660 mm diameter Neerabup Pipeline System followed by the 330 MW Neerabup Power Station, located only an hour north of Perth and operated by ERM Power.

The YPFers saw some of the downstream gas treatment facilities inside the power station and were able to discuss the facilities with experienced operations personnel, as well as hear about the lessons learnt from members of the construction team.

From there, the YPFers travelled back to Perth for a cultural heritage awareness session with Kim Bridge at the Village Bar in Subiaco.

Kim was very informative, providing the YPFers – some of whom had little experience when communicating with Indigenous people – an opportunity to improve their understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture and cultural differences.

The session provided information on effective communication across cultures, perceived barriers and how to build trust between individuals and organisations.

The YPFers would like to thank event sponsors Unidel and Enscope, and also the generous donation of time from the tour operators and presenters, the NewGen Neerabup Partnership, ERM Power (Bruno Lanciano) and Kim Bridge.

Annual lawn bowls tournament

More than 40 YPFers participated in this year’s WA lawn bowls tournament. Ten teams from companies such as ATCO Gas, WorleyParsons, Enerflex, Atteris, DBP, OSD Pipelines, Warren King, CNC Project Management and Clough participated in the annual event.

It was an opportunity for the young pipeliners to exchange ideas, network and share issues with one another.

After four ends of play, the teams “˜At the Bar’ and “˜Requisite Celtic Souls’ officially finished up with equal scores. However, in the play-off, “˜At the Bar’ (Sam Holland, Peter Hargreaves, Stefan Claveria and Ian Ash) claimed victory with a
28-22 defeat of “˜Requisite Celtic Souls’ (Frank Daly, Padraig MacSuibhne, Jack Mills and Chris Olley).

The game was followed by an enjoyable barbeque, with the trophy presented to the winning team by YPF Committee Chair Peter Kneale.

Thanks go to this year’s sponsors, Rosen and Nacap, and also to CNC Project Management’s Ian Spence for handling the scoring system.

Speed mentoring

The WA YPF speed mentoring event was hosted on the banks of the Swan River at South of Perth Yacht Club. Ian, who has recently assumed the role of the YPF WA Chair, ran the event with impeccable timing, allowing no more than four minutes of mentoring per session. Thanks again to Nacap for making this event possible.

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