ABB Australia has opened a new facility in Brisbane dedicated to supporting the resource sectors in Queensland.
The new facility aims to strengthen ABB’s engineering capabilities in Brisbane to meet the growing needs of the oil and gas, and mining industries.
Located at Milton in Brisbane, the new ABB facility adds to the already significant presence in the state, underscoring the company’s long-term support for industry in the region.
The new Milton site was officially opened by Veli-Matti Reinkkala, global head of ABB’s Process Automation division on August 24, 2011. Axel Kuhr, country manager for ABB in Australia addressed attendees at the opening and explained the company's strategy for increasing the power and automation engineering capability in Queensland.
According to Axel, Australia’s mining boom coupled with the fast developing LNG industry in Queensland will play a significant role in ABB Australia’s ongoing success. The new office will operate as ABB’s primary engineering support centre for QGC’s new coal seam gas project.
Earlier this year ABB was awarded a US$58 million order to provide integrated automation, safety and telecommunication systems and related equipment for the new upstream coal seam gas project in Queensland. ABB has been appointed the main automation contractor for the project by QGC Pty Limited, a BG Group business.
ABB also completed the acquisition of the Brisbane-based Mincom recently, enabling the Group to offer asset management solutions and services including enterprise asset management software.
In addition to providing lifecycle services to a number of major mining clients, ABB is also currently offering essential solutions such as mine hoists, conveyor systems, electrification systems and speciality engineering for the industry.
Core offerings by ABB in Queensland also include transformer manufacture and servicing, electric motor refurbishment, and the sale of high, medium and low voltage products.