With a commitment to developing career pathways for those looking to enter into a STEM based career, Ampcontrol has once again supported the prestigious Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program.
Ampcontrol CEO & Managing Director, Rod Henderson, proudly presented the 2020 recipient of the Ampcontrol Academic Scholarship, Magdalen Newton, with $2,000 to help kick start her first year of tertiary study.
With a personal interest and passion for renewable energy, Magdalen is undertaking a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.
A sponsor of the Program for the past 3 years, Rod Henderson said “not only are we proud to support students in our local community financially as they take their next step in their academic journey, the Program provides local pathways to STEM related qualifications and future employment opportunities with businesses such as Ampcontrol”.
The Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program is an annual partnership between Port Stephens Council and local businesses to support the next generation of local business and industry leaders as they embark on their tertiary study.
In 2020, 18 talented and inspiring students shared in a scholarship pool of $36,000 to boost their education. A full list of scholarship winners can be found HERE
Ampcontrol continues to expand its global footprint, opening a new cable workshop in the Port of Ayr to fulfil the rising demand for cable products and services.
Locals are pleased to see familiar faces from Ampcontrol supporting the local economy and driving business to the town of Ayr. Ampcontrol’s Chief Operating Officer – Europe and Asia, Steven Edmund opens the facility by saying “Expanding into the cable shop symbolises a long history of heritage at the Port of Ayr. We are fortunate to support our local communities through our international growth.”
For over 100 years, Ampcontrol has built its reputation on the back of its service and technical expertise, supporting some of the largest mining and tunnelling projects worldwide. Andrew Trenam, Service Manager, who has been overseeing the progressing demand for Ampcontrol cable services said, “The extent of our growth is a testament to the service we provide. As we continue to exceed the expectations of our customers, we continue to advance.”
The new Cable Shop team is comprised of some of Ampcontrol’s most experienced technicians with over 35 years of combined technical expertise. Joining them will be Daniel Morris, an electrical engineering apprentice from Ayrshire Kilmarnock College who has been with Ampcontrol for 2 years.
Supplying an impressive range of mining and tunnelling cable to its local and international customers, Ampcontrol also provides a complete package of cable management services such as cable repair, terminations, coupler fitment, and safety testing. Ampcontrol has already amassed an impressive portfolio of international projects and clients to the Ayr cable shop, including major tunnelling projects in Paris and Europe.
As a business, we are extremely proud to reach this key milestone as it is a testament to our continued development and the increasing demand for Ampcontrol products and services across international mining, tunnelling, and oil and gas industries.
As a leading Australian provider of transformer lifecycle support services, Ampcontrol are committed to connecting industry contacts across Australia with practical insights into the best way to manage their critical HV assets.
With transformer manufacturing and service history spanning over 50 years, our complete lifecycle support includes transformer overhauls, upgrades, rewinds; oil regeneration, filtration and disposal; high voltage and oil testing; diagnosis and ongoing maintenance.
In collaboration with MIDEL, Ampcontrol will be presenting a range of technical seminars aimed at providing real world case studies on replacing mineral oil in transformers with ester fluids. Held on November 26, 27 and 28 in Gladstone, Newcastle and Melbourne these free events are a must attend.
Ampcontrol’s Oil Services Manager Phil Reilly will provide an overview about natural ester fluids including some of the technical challenges and asset life considerations related to transformer retrofilling.
Places to these events are limited, to secure your free ticket head to the registration page.
The World Economic Forum says that in the next two years, 70 million jobs will be displaced by robotics and artificial intelligence – but at the same time there will be a net gain of 50 million new jobs. Never before has the world seen such an upheaval and rapid change. Are you ready for this?
Ampcontrol’s COO Warwick Sommer will form part of a stellar line up of local and international panellists after recently visiting the world’s largest industrial fair, Hannover Messe in Germany. He will share his experience and learnings about the applications, solutions and benchmarks that local companies can leverage off at Digitize 2019, in the interactive breakout session, Digitalization journey: Is Australia behind the rest of the world?
For more information about this thought-provoking event focussing on smart infrastructure, embracing the fourth industrial revolution and the role of technology and digitalization in Australia’s energy transition, visit the Siemens Digitize 2019 website.
On July 12, Ampcontrol was recognised for Excellence in Innovation at the 2019 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards for their breakthrough water solution Gilghi.
Sponsored by Event Cinemas, the Excellence in Innovation category recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.
The Gilghi remote water unit has been installed at Gillen Bore, approximately 75km from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory and uses advanced filtering technology and is a breakthrough water solution designed and developed at Ampcontrol’s new Warners Bay, NSW facility.
Led by Ampcontrol and developed in partnership with Aurecon, Gilghi was manufactured and commissioned as a unique remote area solar water treatment unit that utlilises advanced battery technology. This in-house developed, two-way inverter and locally sourced water treatment and reverse osmosis system that is neatly packaged for delivery in a shipping container. The system offers either a 3G/4G or iridium satellite link for remote monitoring and alarming of the power system and water treatment process. With a range of configurations and a plug and play commissioning process, the Gilghi is a simple solution to a variety of applications.
As a result of this win, Ampcontrol now proceeds to the Hunter Business Awards announced in August this year. For enquiries regarding Gilghi, please contact +61 1300 267 373.
Ampcontrol is proud to support Vocational Education and Training and has a long-standing partnership with the P-TECH program to support Hunter River High School students.
As our School Based Trainee from the P-TECH program, James Ramsay was recently awarded as a finalist in the Trainee of the Year category at the 2019 NSW Training Awards for the Newcastle region. James joined Ampcontrol in 2018 and is currently completing Year 12, while also studying a Certificate I in Engineering at Hunter River High School as well as Certificate II in Electrotechnology at Newcastle TAFE.
Conducted annually, the NSW Training Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, and large and medium employers.
“We are very proud to have James as part of the Ampcontrol team, knowing that he has a bright future in Engineering and that we get to play a role in helping him achieve this goal,” said Learning and Development Specialist Mikhaila Halford.
Ampcontrol employs over 600 people across the Hunter region and is currently accepting applications for its 2020 Apprentice Program – head to our careers page to find out more.
Image: Paul Reynolds (left), James Ramsay (centre) and Andrew Fisher from Ampcontrol (right)
Ampcontrol’s AUK1000 advanced multi-function gate end box is certified for use in underground coal mines across Europe, Turkey and India. It was recently commissioned onsite at Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery in Jharkhand, India.
Ampcontrol was contracted to design, manufacture and deliver a central motor control unit that could operate up to four conveyor belts from a single station with full digital display and control. The unit was commissioned onsite and 14 local service engineers were trained in both the theoretical and practical application of the equipment.
For more information on this solution, please contact your local Ampcontrol team.
To download the case study on the AUK1000, click here.