Ampcontrol Welcomes New Board Members

Ampcontrol has secured two new Board members, David Scammell and Matthew Turner.

With the majority shareholding held by private investors, including the original founder of the business, Peter Cockbain, the injection of new members has been welcomed by Board of Directors Chairman, Terry Lawler.

“We are very pleased to welcome David and Matthew to the Board of Ampcontrol and believe their contribution will be beneficial to the ongoing success and sustainability of the business” said Lawler.

This follows the recent vote of confidence shown by the Board by incorporating the role of Managing Director into incumbent Ampcontrol CEO, Rod Henderson nearly 10 months ago.

“It is an important time for Ampcontrol as we seek to cement ourselves in markets where our technology and experience are of extreme value. High growth markets within the Australian economy such as Infrastructure and Renewables, are natural synergies for Ampcontrol whose pedigree is in the integration of electrical power infrastructure and electrical protection technology” said Lawler.

Ampcontrol was recently awarded the contract to design and supply the temporary power infrastructure to the WestConnex and North Connex projects in Sydney.

The business continues to develop its technology and service offering to both the coal and hard rock mining markets within Australia, as well as developing its business offering in South East Asia.

Rail projects

Rail transport systems rely on electrical solutions that maintain safe operations while minimising downtime. Ampcontrol are experienced in working with our customers to design, manufacture and deploy solutions that meet these challenges.

We’ve worked with Yarra Trams to provide electrical systems that have been implemented across Victoria’s tram network including:

    • Prefabricated substations to allow full FAT testing, reduce installation costs and avoid costly civil works
    • Incoming 22kV, 11kV or 6.6kV supply and revenue metering
    • Dry type transformer 2000kVA or 1500kVA, three phase six pulse 3000A air cooled rectifier and harmonic filtering
    • DC Feeders with high speed CBs, motorised load break transfer switch, line test and automatic re-close protection system and rate of rise protection relay

Similarly, in Western Australia we’ve provided Western Australia Railways with:

    • 7 x 25kV Single Phase Track Section Cabins and 2 x 25kV Single Phase Feeder Station
    • Each complete with supporting steelwork, busbars, isolators, outdoor bushings and ancillary equipment, all contained in integral switchgear housings
    • Ancillary equipment: current and voltage transformers, protection relays, control equipment, wiring and labelling.