Ampcontrol Announced as Finalist at Australian Water Association 2020 NSW Water Awards

On the back of our success in 2019 at the Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards and Hunter Business Awards, Ampcontrol has been announced as a finalist at the Australian Water Association 2020 NSW Water Awards for their breakthrough water solution Gilghi.

Receiving the nod with our hydrology partner Aurecon in the Infrastructure Innovation Award category, finalists are recognised for their innovation and excellence in the technology, business and delivery of water projects.

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, Gilghi is a simple solution to a variety of applications.

The NSW Heads of Water Gala Dinner and Awards celebrate the NSW water industry’s achievements where winners of the 2020 NSW Water Awards will be announced on Friday 28 February, 2020.

Ampcontrol Takes Out Innovation Award at The 2019 Hunter Business Awards

On 23 August 2019, Ampcontrol was recognised for Excellence in Innovation for their Remote Water System Gilghi at the Hunter Business Awards.

Sponsored by Pitcher Partners, Ampcontrol’s CTO Tim Wylie accepted the award, which recognises a business that has made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.

“As an engineering firm with a long history here in the Hunter and one who continues to invest in R&D, we’re thrilled to be recognised with the Excellence in Innovation award at this years’ event,” said Tim Wylie.

“We’re fortunate here at Ampcontrol to have the necessary team diversity to not only come up with an idea like Gilghi, but to design, manufacture and deliver an off grid, fully transportable containerised water treatment system.”

The win at the Hunter Business Awards comes a day after the successful launch of the Gilghi Remote Water System at the indigenous community of Gillen Bore, 75km from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

As a result of this win and for the second year in a row, Ampcontrol will proceed to the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards to compete for the state’s top innovation honour this November.

For further information on our Gilghi Remote Water Solution, visit Ampcontrol Group company CPS National‘s website.

Image (left to right): Wayne Diemar, Jarrod Fair, Tim Wylie, Jason Padgett, Clint Bruin, Damon Vandermaat, Brendan Titmarsh and Adrian Bastiani. Photo Credit: AJM Photography. 

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Ampcontrol Supporting STEM in Schools

As a business focused on innovation through engineering and technology, Ampcontrol recognise the importance of STEM in education. That’s why we’re proudly supporting a number of STEM programs in high schools across NSW and QLD.

Ampcontrol have initiated the inaugural Junior Secondary STEM robotics award at the 2017 Emerald State High School awards night.  In association with the Emerald State High School, Ampcontrol funded a Raspberry Pi for the award recipient to extend their learning and skills in basic coding with some hands on equipment.  Ampcontrol were excited to be a part of the event, partnering with community to recognise outstanding effort.  The robotics program is new to the Emerald State High School, and Ampcontrol have recognised the importance of this field for the community into the future.

Ampcontrol have also signed on to P-Tech, a Federal Government initiative to partner schools and industry in a STEM focussed learning opportunity. The program will see official P-Tech work placement students from Hunter River High School connect with our Tomago based operations from early 2018. Working together, schools and industry enable innovative approaches to the way learning is delivered; approaches that would not be possible if schools, or industry, acted in isolation.

In 2018, Ampcontrol will celebrate 50 years of making a powerful difference within local communities.