Why not take the opportunity when coming to Perth to experience some of the best of West Australia? ICMS Travel has selected an extensive range of half and full day tours allowing you to experience the highlights of Perth and its regional areas. Visit ICMS Travel for a full listing of tours available.
Half Day Bus Tour Descriptions, Wednesday afternoon, 30 September
BP Refinery (Kwinana)
The BP Refinery in Kwinana is the largest oil refinery in Australia, with a nameplate capacity of 138,000 barrels/day.
It processes crude oil to manufacture products including petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), aviation gasoline, jet fuel and bitumen. BP UltimateTM, produced at the refinery, is the cleanest petrol made in Australia.
The refinery employs around 340 people directly, and approximately 200 others by contract.
Coogee Chemicals (Kwinana)
Since its inception in 1971 as a small Western Australian copper sulphate producer, Coogee Chemicals has established itself as a significant chemical manufacturer and shore-side tank terminal operator in Australia and Malaysia.
Coogee manufactures chemicals for supply to the mining / agricultural and process industries at seven sites around Australia and Malaysia. In addition we operate shore-side tank terminals for the import and distribution of bulk liquid chemicals at Kwinana, Port Hedland, Townsville and Brisbane as well as owning and operating a dangerous goods transport fleet of road tankers in Western Australia and Queensland.
Coogee Chemicals manufactures a range of chemicals at its Kwinana base including:
AgSul 90 - Sulphur Bentonite Pastilles
Aluminium Sulphate - in solid or liquid
Sulphur - Milled or Pastilles
Sodium Hydrosulphide Solution (NaSH)
Sulphuric Acid 98%
White Hydrated Alumina
Water Corporation - Perth Desalination Plant
The Perth Seawater Desalination Plant, located at Kwinana, 40 kilometres south of Perth, started supplying water to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS) in November 2006. In doing so, it became the first plant in Australia to provide desalinated water for large-scale public consumption.
It is the Water Corporation's biggest single water source feeding into the IWSS, providing some 17 per cent of Perth's water needs. On average, the plant produces up to 130 million litres of drinking water per day, or 45 gigalitres per year.