Buggie business

Downer staff are utilising solar powered electric buggies around camp on Chevron’s Wheatstone and Gorgon facilities, where we deliver brownfield sustaining capital works and facilities maintenance contracts.


By reducing the dependency on combustion engine utes to get around camp for maintenance activities, the environmentally-friendly buggies have significantly reduced the use of diesel.

The buggies have solar panels that feed their batteries and can travel 25 kilometres each day. They rarely need charging and in one year, the CO2 emissions savings equates to the energy output of four homes.

“This initiative is the first step in our journey to improving our environmental sustainability performance across our Chevron account,” Downer’s FM Delivery Manager, Andrew Kingston, says.

“We look forward to delivering further innovation for Chevron.”

There are now 17 buggies across both sites – 10 on Wheatstone and seven on Gorgon.

This project demonstrates Downer’s contribution to achieve the following Sustainable Development Goals: