Spring fever is in the air here at ICN, and with it comes exciting news about upcoming opportunities and stories of business success.
In this edition of Capability News, you’ll learn about four small businesses that have punched well above their weight, thanks to a little bit of a leg up from ICN.
- In 12 months since joining ICN as a premium subscriber, regional Queensland vegetation management company, Blincos Yard Service has seen a “massive” return on investment and been able to give pay rises to all its staff.
- Indigenous-owned small business, R&C Civil Group won $15 million from Laing O’Rourke to help cleanup bushfire-ravaged Cobargo.
- Adelaide Control Engineers (ACE) has worked with Flinders University cto ommercialise a new polymer made primarily from waste oil and sulphur.
- Incos Engineering has won a multi-million-dollar contract by McDermott Asia Pacific to supply the active Fire Fighting systems and equipment for the Woodside Scarborough Floating Production Unit.
In project news, Victorian suppliers have the chance to get involved with two proposed offshore wind farms, Star of the South off the coast of Gippsland, and Project Seadragon in Bass Strait.
ICN NSW is working with Gransolar Construction Australia to identify local suppliers for the 300megawatt (MW) Walla Walla solar farm; as well as with Bluescope Steel to future-proof Port Kembla Steelworks.
Companies in Brisbane have the opportunity to be involved in the world-class North Quay Development and ICN Qld is working with the lead contractors on the $1B Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 project to ensure local suppliers have access to the range of work packages that will be released throughout the project.
Also in the sunshine state, there are several initial early procurement packages for a new copper mine in north-west Queensland, which is expected to produce 45 million kg of copper and 397 kg of gold each year.
In other mining news, Tamboran Resources is using ICN Gateway to call for expressions of interest from companies interested in supplying to gas exploration works in the Beetaloo Sub-basin.
Not to forget the Apple Isle … the Tasmania office has re-opened and we welcome them to the ICN family.
Finally, we bring you information and news about upcoming events and conferences, including the major Land Forces event in early Oct.
Chair, ICN Executive Directors
ICN network expands to Tasmania
In November 2020, the Tasmanian government launched its Advanced Manufacturing Action Plan 2024 (the Plan) to support growth in manufacturing and related sectors. A key action in the plan was for Tasmania to join ICN to help local businesses to identify and individually or collectively tender for project opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.
Articles in this newsletter
1. Future proofing Port Kembla Steelworks
Illawarra’s BlueScope Steel has started developing a scope of work and estimate for a reline of the No 6 Blast Furnace (6BF) at Port Kembla.
According to the company website, the $1 billion project is critical in ensuring the future of steelmaking in the region.
2. Offshore wind project an Australian first
Local businesses can connect with future opportunities in Gippsland’s emerging offshore wind sector through a study now underway for Star of the South, Australia’s first proposed offshore wind project.
3. Solar farm planned for southern NSW
ICN NSW is working with Gransolar Construction Australia to identify local suppliers for the 300megawatt (MW) Walla Walla solar farm, between Albury and Wagga Wagga.
4. Gold Coast’s $1B light rail project
Early works construction on the $1B Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 project has begun, with GoldlinQ’s preferred contractor, John Holland, collating expressions of interest in the main works of the project.
5. Copper mine gets green light
A new copper mine in north-west Queensland is expected to produce 45 million kg of copper and 397 kg of gold each year.
6. Construction of North Quay commercial tower underway
ICN Queensland is working with Hutchinson Builders to identify local suppliers for the $280 million development of 205 North Quay in Brisbane.
7. Wind farm for Bass Strait
ICN Vic is working with Flotation Energy to source local suppliers for the Seadragon Offshore Wind Farm, a proposed 1,500 MW wind farm and electricity transmission project in Bass Strait.
8.Gas project to secure Australia’s energy supply for decades
Tamboran Resources Limited (Tamboran) has is continuing exploration and appraisal works in its petroleum exploration permits in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Sub-basin and is calling for expressions of interest from local companies with capacity and capability to provide services and products to support this globally significant gas project.
Good news story
That the ethos of R and C Civil Group, meaning ‘lift up to give back’ in traditional Gamilaroi language. R and C are a 100% Indigenous-owned and controlled contract services business with their offices based in Albion Park Rail, Liverpool and Nowra.
Incos Engineering – Providing fire protection for the Woodside Scarborough Floating Production Unit
Incos Engineering has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by McDermott Asia Pacific to supply the active Fire Fighting systems and equipment for the Woodside Scarborough FPU (Floating Produtcion Unit).
Modular process plants spell success for Adelaide engineering company
An Adelaide-based engineering company has developed a unique way of building modular process plants for the global mining industry, particularly uranium mines.
Business is booming for Blincos
In just 12 months since joining ICN as a premium subscriber, a regional Queensland vegetation management company has seen a “massive” return on investment and won wo major contracts.
October 4-6 – Landforces 2022
Oct 18-19 – NT Major Projects Conference 2022
Oct 12-13 – WA Mining Conference