“We are focused on producing results that exceed our client’s expectations, sometimes at our own cost and always for the benefit of the project,” says Mike Jessop, the Director of EPCM/business development at Matricon. Based in Perth, Matricon is an Australian owned company providing customised project solutions to client partners throughout Australasia. Founded in 1997, what started out as a small design and construction company has grown into an entire network of multi-disciplined individuals committed to making projects come to life for clients. “We are focused on providing our clients with a one-stop shop that can provide them with the engineering and construction services they need to bring a project into production,” explains Mr Jessop, who has been with the business since its beginning.

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Numac Drilling

When it comes to environmental and geotechnical drilling and sampling, businesses need a contractor who uses the latest drilling technologies, maintains the highest quality standards, and abides by occupational health and safety regulations. Since it was formed in 1998 by Chris McMullen, Numac Drilling Services Australia Pty Ltd (Numac), has rapidly risen to become the nation’s preferred supplier to consulting firms looking for a progressive drilling contractor, counting name-brand corporations among its clients.

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It would be fair to suggest there is widespread confusion about “solar energy”. Yes, we all know the source, and that Australia has plenty of the basics to make it work, but the understanding of what constitutes practical implementation of the technology involved is marginal, as evidenced by much of the comment surrounding recent announcements. Different political parties have said various things about the federal government’s Solar flagships programme, but the plans for solar installations at Moree, New South Wales and Chinchilla, Queensland were treated as more or less the same thing.

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Uhde Shedden

With a highly specialised workforce and a network of subsidiaries and associates worldwide, Uhde Shedden has positioned itself as one of the globe’s largest and most successful engineering companies in the design and construction of chemical, refining and other industrial plants.

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W.E. Smith Engineering

W.E. Smith Engineering Pty Ltd has been doing Australia proud by maintaining an international reputation for excellence since 1922. “The main focus has always been on quality of product. This is what sets us apart from most of our competitors, mainly those from overseas,” says Don Want, the Engineering Manager at WES. The WES Wombat insignia (its symbol for Australian made) signals to clients that they are receiving an item of the highest quality that they will not have any problems with. WES is a member of the KNM Group and supplies process and heat exchange equipment for the gas, oil, mineral and petrochemical industries.

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Well, the pun is irresistible, since Chris Glenn is such a mine of information about storage tanks. He is managing director of Bushmans Industrial, which manufactures tanks for a very wide range of applications, and he believes it is a subject about which many of his customers need to know more.

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Westralian Engineering

For almost 20 years, Westralian Engineering Services Pty Ltd has been serving the needs of Australia’s burgeoning resources sectors, offering expertise, technology, service and solutions to the nation’s many oil and gas, marine, petrochemical and mining companies. Founded in 1992, Westralian Engineering Services is a proud, 100 per cent Australian-owned company, and a world class leader in the medium to heavy engineering fields.

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Jord International

Jord is, among other things, the Swedish word for ‘the earth’. Jord International thinks this is rather appropriate as it puts a distinct environmental emphasis on its activities as a solutions provider to the process industries.

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In the past two decades, mining techniques and technologies have come a long way from the days of traditional mining. Since 1990, Mancala Pty Ltd has provided a wide range of unique services and expertise to Australia’s growing mineral and civil construction industries. A privately-owned group of companies, Mancala has worked on numerous projects over the years across Australia, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Zealand, Indonesia and Botswana for a variety of gold, coal, nickel, and base metal mines, and other projects where safe, innovative, cost-effective solutions are required

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Strategic Resources

There are 17 classified rare earth elements, many of which have strategic purposes. Rare in name only, these elements are anything but scarce as they are found all over the world. The challenge rare earth elements pose is during extraction, as they exist in low concentrations and are difficult to separate from one another.

January 21, 2020, 12:23 AM AEDT


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