SHR’s Business Migration Consulting expertise and fast turnaround helped repair Basslink’s Tasmanian Interconnector cable and prevent ongoing state power shortages for Tasmanians.
One of our offshore clients desperately needed help over the 2015/2016 Christmas period following a failure to the Basslink Interconnector cable. Specialist cable lay vessel and their subsea and vessel operations crews were needed from overseas, the problem was, visa approvals can take weeks and sometimes months to process. SHR sought and received Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) early intervention support for urgent processing of in excess of 120 Subclass 400 visas under “emergency workers being in Australia’s National Interest”. As a result of SHR’s capability we were able to quickly gain approval and deliver the full back to back crews under “Australia’s National Interest” received provisions with visas granted within 24-48 hours of lodgement. A great result for the client and an even better result for the Tasmanians!
Basslink is a 500 MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable link crossing Bass Strait, connecting the Loy Yang Power Station, Victoria on the Australian mainland to the George Town substation in northern Tasmania.
Initial contact from the Client was received on Christmas Eve, and with the help of SHR’s BMT, the first crew was approved and sailing into Australia with the cable lay vessel on 22 January 2016. A great turn around for the Client and the Tasmanian economy.
SHR’s Business Migration consulting and processing team has also and continue to assisted many clients involved in some of Australia’s largest resource projects, such as: o Prelude
o Fitzroy Cable Laying
o Seismic vessels for Carnarvon Basin / Bass Strait / Otway Basin
If your project needs strategic migration advice or you need efficient and cost effective Visa processing contact our Principal Migration Consultant – Jackie Hill on +618 9485 4200 or email by clicking here (MARN: 9903000)