Case Study


The Ichthys project is one of the largest LNG projects, taking gas from the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin offshore of Western Australia.


  • Limited talent pools and high demand of availability due to competing projects
  • Shortage of local talent with necessary skill and pipeline experience
  • Verification of authenticity of candidates’ certificates
  • Mobilisation of workers to multiple work locations with minimal notice, sometimes within less than a week

Airswift Solution

Airswift assembled a dedicated delivery team comprised of a global account manager and discipline-specific recruitment consultants who worked with hiring managers on a consultative basis to identify and address challenges. Airswift provided the following services to support the project:

  • Recruitment of permanent, fixed term and contract personnel to all project phases across multiple international locations
  • Creation of an Indonesian candidate database, enabling a turnaround of 12 hours for most of the positions in Batam
  • Asked for recommendations for all proposed candidate to ensure competencies
  • Moblisation and de-mobilisation travel support and compliant visa and immigration arrangements
  • On-boarding support including international contract administration, travel and medical insurance, pre-employment background checks and medicals
  • Compliant host and home country income tax and local payroll and income taxes paid on behalf of personnel
  • Support of relocation, including meet and greets, accommodation and local transport, schooling for children, driver’s license conversion and event management
  • Developed close relationships with contractors through regular site visits and hosted events


  • Achieved all manpower cost and filled all project requirements within target
  • Provided Consulting services for relocation costs, tax liabilities support, cost analysis on pay rates, potential cost impact from local labour laws and thorough advise on complex immigration processes and procedures



  • Project: Ichthys
  • Sector: LNG

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