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Big projects part of 20 years in Gladstone

BUILT UP: Workers on the Aurecon job find novel solutions to clients’ challenges.
BUILT UP: Workers on the Aurecon job find novel solutions to clients’ challenges.

AURECON is celebrating 20 years in Gladstone with an event tonight to mark the milestone.

The engineering, management and specialist technical consultancy has worked on key projects throughout the region.

It has been responsible for the design and delivery of many landmark projects throughout central Queensland, including the recent flood recovery works for Gladstone Regional Council and the construction of berth four at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal.

Aurecon's Gladstone office manager Daniel Berry said the company history goes back as far as the 1940s when the company worked with the Gladstone Ports Corporation (under its previous name) on the slipway at Auckland Point.

"We've always had a long history here but it was in 1994 when we established as a permanent office," he said.

"It was built from one person up, and now we have about 30 employees in Gladstone."

Mr Berry said the key to the town was relationships.

"We're one of the larger consultancies in town," he said. "But we're most proud of the smaller, ongoing work."

File photo of QAL
File photo of QAL

Long-term clients have included NRG Gladstone Power Station, Queensland Alumina Ltd and the GPC.

"This milestone gives us an opportunity to celebrate with our key clients the projects we have delivered together, and to discuss future infrastructure

projects that will benefit the local community," Mr Berry said.

"Our long history of working in central Queensland means we understand the local issues.

"To ensure we stay at the forefront of technology and innovation, our local team collaborates with our global experts to find novel solutions to our clients' challenges.

"We can do the job from 'go to whoa' and other times we just work on specific parts.

"We like to think we're a one-stop shop."

Mr Berry said the consultancy looked forward to providing another 20 years - or more - service to the Gladstone community.

Aurecon's newly appointed Australia and New Zealand offices manager Matt Coetzee is flying in for the event.

LANDMARK PROJECTS:

  • Gladstone Regional Council flood recovery program management 2010, 2011 and 2013 events
  • Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (in joint venture)
  • Cement Australia kiln expansion, 1997
  • RG Tanna Coal Export Terminal Berth 4 expansion, 2007
  • Gladstone Harbour Second Channel EIS, current
  • QAL 1217 Conveyor Reconstruction, current

Topics:  aurecon, construction, engineering, gladstone business



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