WESTERN Australia-based company Handley Surveys has won a two year contract extension of its surveying services contract with Bechtel for the Wheatstone LNG project, near Onslow.

In an announcement, Handley Surveys said the $25 million contract extension would create 30 full-time jobs for surveyors, as well as taking its order book to about $40 million.

Bechtel had originally selected Handley Surveys to provide early works audit surveying services to the Wheatstone LNG project in Onslow, Western Australia.

Hedley was to audit third parties under the contract, establishing a primary control network for the site and performing various other developmental surveys for the project.

The company used Trimble equipment for this portion of the works, employing around 15 full time staff.

The award follows the Chicago Bridge & Iron and Kentz joint venture awarding Handley the surveying services contracts for the onshore and offshore sections of its $3.2 billion mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and commissioning contract for CKJV.

General manager Alex Handley said the company had recently expanded from its regional Karratha base to new corporate head office facilities in Bibra Lake.

The specialist surveying company which serves modular LNG and other construction projects throughout Australia and Asia, currently employs 60 full-time staff.