Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

We’ll be out and about across the month of August at a range of conferences, exhibitions and industry events.

Catch up with us at:

Pacific Power Association PPA Conference

31 July – 4 August, Apia Samoa 
The largest energy conference in the region PPA is attended by 223 delegates and focuses on all aspects of electricity in the Pacific Islands. Ampcontrol will join 40 other trade displays at the event.

AustMine: Centennial Coal Smart Mining Networking Event

9 August, Newcastle NSW 
Ampcontrol are proud to be a supplier to the NSW mining industry and a platinum sponsor of AustMine’s Centennial Coal, Smart Mining Networking Event. Find out more

Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure

16-17 August, Sydney NSW 
Here at Ampcontrol we’re focused on optimising the equipment you have invested in and ensuring operational availability. That’s why we’re proud to be sponsoring the upcoming Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure conference, which explores practical applications that can improve the way assets are managed. Find out more

NT Resources Week

16 – 17 August, Darwin NT 
NT Resources Week brings together all facets of the resources and construction industries in South East Asia and Australia under one roof. With concurrent oil and gas, mining and construction conference sessions and an extensive combined exhibition, NT Resources Week is the premier Northern Territory event. You’ll find Ampcontrol on stand 45 in the main exhibition hall. Find out more

AIMEX – Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition

29 – 31 August, Sydney NSW 
Are your gas detectors actually working? Find out when Tim Wylie, Ampcontrol’s Chief Technology Officer, presents on gas detectors and current standards in underground mining at AIMEX. AIMEX’s Future of Mining conference is a free to attend three day conference program. Find out more

Expanding our Engineering, Testing and Monitoring Expertise – Through the Acquisition of Aurecon’s Specialist Testing Business

For nearly half a century, Ampcontrol has built its reputation on the back of its engineering pedigree, solving some of industries biggest challenges in power and control systems.

With a highly interconnected team of multi-disciplined engineers spanning 8 countries, Ampcontrol has a unique engineering architecture offering project solutions engineering and consulting services.

Ampcontrol are pleased to announce we are further expanding our expertise, along with gaining new capabilities in engineering, testing and monitoring, through the acquisition of Aurecon’s specialist testing business. This substantially increases our ability to provide asset management services for critical infrastructure.

Respected within industry for providing a range of high voltage, environmental monitoring, mechanical testing, laboratory testing and chemical solutions to customers across power generation and networks, rail, mining, oil and gas and general industry, this specialist testing business is a natural fit within the Ampcontrol Group.

With the acquisition, Ampcontrol assumes ownership of the testing facilities, laboratories and associated equipment located in Warabrook NSW and will continue offering the highest level of services to customers from this facility, with the same team. The business will trade as Ampcontrol ETM, with ETM standing for engineering, testing, monitoring.

For more information on Ampcontrol’s complete range of service, engineering, monitoring and testing capabilities visit ampcontrolgroup.com

Ampcontrol is Powering Sydney’s WestConnex

Ampcontrol is helping to ease congestion and connect communities by powering Sydney’s WestConnex, the largest transport infrastructure project in Australia.

Design, supply and commission

Ampcontrol undertook the design, supply and commissioning of a complete electrical system from Ausgrid’s 11,000V (11kV) point of supply, to surface and underground facilities across the new M4 WestConnex tunnelling sites.

What we did

Our solution included engineering support and management of the supply connection from Ausgrid including development of the required Installation Safety Management Plans. As part of the design, we undertook engineering studies such as load flow, fault levels, electrical protection and power factor correction as well as earthing design and verification for all sites, underground and surface.

In addition to the front end solution engineering on the electrical system we supplied and commissioned electrical equipment including around 40,000 metres of 1,000V rubber cables and 20,000 metres of 11kV cable. This connects the electrical supply to approximately 40 roadheader tunnel excavators, five of which were electrically refurbished by Ampcontrol in Newcastle prior to being sent to site.

Hire fleet allowed speed and flexibility

To get the project up and going quickly and efficiently all electrical equipment and cables were supplied on a hire contract.

Drawing on Ampcontrol’s extensive fleet of refurbished and new power distribution equipment, this hire package provided flexibility and reliability without compromising on quality, safety or engineering design.

The equipment supplied was fully supported by HV operator familiarisation training, site acceptance testing of surface equipment and ongoing site audits to ensure correct operation and minimal downtime for the project.

Mine Electrical Safety Conference 2017

We’ll be continuing our strong association with MESA’s Mining Electrical Safety Association Conference (MESC) held in Brisbane this month.

Two of our most senior engineers be presenting at the conference:

  • Tim Wylie, Chief Technology Officer will be presenting his paper titled: Are Your Gas Detectors Actually Working?
  • Ian Webster, Group Engineering Manager will present on: Arc Faults in Electrical Enclosures in Underground Applications.

Also remember to stop by our exhibition stand for a demonstration of our new CrystalCoat reflective cable paint or have a coffee on us from the Ampcontrol sponsored coffee van.

For more information on conference sessions and to view the full program visit http://www.mesaqld.com.au/program-2017/

We hope to see you there.

 

Developing skills for the jobs of the future

Ampcontrol are proud supporters of P-Tech, a pilot program supporting schools to help young people develop the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

Partnering with Hunter River High School, Ampcontrol provides P-Tech students with ongoing support to engage with the world of work and a better understanding of the relevance of their learning to jobs and post school pathways through mentoring and work experience placements.

The partnership between Hunter River High School students and Ampcontrol enable innovative approaches to the way learning is delivered and a continuity of support that encourages students to achieve post-school STEM qualifications.

In addition to industry partnerships, schools in the P-Tech program partner with higher education providers to deliver elements of the P-Tech learning program to help students achieve a diploma, advanced diploma or associated degree.

Teachers from Hunter River High School toured Ampcontrol recently to better understand the engineering and manufacturing process as well as the work experience opportunities of offer for P-Tech students; while representatives from Ampcontrol also attended the school to provide students with an overview of the program and Ampcontrol.

Take a look at some of the highlights from Ampcontrol’s visit to Hunter River High School in the Port Stephens Examiner.