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Ausenco Limited
Type Public
Traded as ASXAAX
Industry Engineering
Founded Brisbane, Australia (1991 (1991))
Headquarters South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Number of locations Australia, USA, Canada, Chile, Peru, Brazil, China, Saudia Arabia, India, Colombia, Argentina, Papua New Guinea
Key people George Llyod (Chairman)
Zimi Meka (CEO)
Craig Allen (CFO)
Products Engineering Services, Project Management, Construction, Construction Management, and Procurement
Services Engineering and Program Management
Revenue Increase A$633.5m (2012)[1]
Operating income Increase US$41.4 million (2012)[1]
Employees 2800

Ausenco Limited is a global engineering, procurement, construction management, and operations service provider to the energy, resource, and process industries. The company operates under five business lines: Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Minerals & Metals, Process Infrastructure, and Program Management. The company currently operates 30 offices in 19 countries worldwide under the Ausenco brand.



Founded in Brisbane, Australia by Zimi Meka, current CEO and MD and Bob Thorpe, current Board member


Second office opens in Perth, Australia


First African project – North Mara Gold Project, Tanzania


First institutional shareholders invest in Ausenco
Former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss is appointed Chairman
Won Sepon Copper Gold Project, Laos


Established Ascentis, to deliver operations solutions to the minerals-processing industry - now a key part of Operations and Maintenance services

2004 & 2005

China and then Americas offices open


Won first Americas projects – Mexico and Argentina
Won series of major projects – Australia, Zambia, Laos, Vietnam
Listed on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) – ASX: AAX


Bangkok and Vancouver offices open


Acquired Pipeline Systems Incorporated (PSI), Vector Engineering and Sandwell – immediately increasing employee numbers by 1.5x, and expanding service offering into pipeline systems, ports and marine, environment & sustainability and transportation systems
Formed Ausenco Taggart joint venture to offer design and delivery of coal handling processing plants


Formed alliances with Whittle Consulting and Meteng focussed on optimisation services
Created two new business lines - Energy and Program Management to expand offerings to clients
Acquired 50% equity in Kramer Group to form KramerAusenco,[2] expanding presence and services into PNG and the South Pacific


All Ausenco businesses, services and locations brought together under the ‘one Ausenco’ master brand


Acquired 100% of Reaction Consulting oil sands company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to expand capability and services in process engineering for the oil and gas market
Formed alliance with Proxa Ltd to provide specialist water management capabilities
Acquired Queensland, Australia-based asset management firm Rylson Group, establishing Ausenco-Rylson,[3] to expand offerings in asset optimisation and management services
Ausenco Foundation[4] re-invigorated, providing funding and in-kind support to communities in Canada, Chile and Australia


Acquired PROJEX Technologies Ltd located in Calgary, Alberta and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to expand capabilities in the oil sands market

Expertise and Services[edit]

Environment and Sustainability
geotechnical and civil solutions, mining engineering, water management, tailings and mine waste management and sustainable, environmental and social solutions.
Minerals Processing
Innovative processing solutions to successfully deliver projects in challenging environments. Offerings include concentrator design, construction and commissioning,[5] hydrometallurgy, smelting (pyrometallurgy) and heap leach facility design[6]
EPCM services to the oil sands, heavy oil production and processing markets, power generation, alternative energy, renewable power, waste to energy, energy transport
Transportation Systems
planning and design of heavy haul rail transportation systems for bulk materials[7]
Ports and terminals
successfully designed ports for corporate and government clients ranging from small vessel harbours to bulk terminals[8]
Pipeline systems
including water and waste water piplelines, oil and gas piplelines, long distance slurry pipelines,[9] SCADA control systems and integration, from concept to completion
Operations and maintenance
comprehensive range of operations and maintenance services, operational readiness,[10] continuous improvement
engineering solutions and management skills to execute large scale industrial and urban infrastructure projects
FEED, basic engineering, detailed engineering, procurement construction management services and operational readiness to take a project from concept into operation.
extensive knowledge and experience in the design of systems that treat and handle commodities including copper, gold, zinc, iron ore, coal, industrial metals, mineral sands, oil sands and gas[11]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ "Kramer Ausenco". Kramer Ausenco. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Asset Management and Engineering Support Services". Ausenco Rylson. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Foundation". Ausenco. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Lumwana Copper Project | Case study". Ausenco. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
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  7. ^ "Apurimac Ferrum Iron Ore Railway Transport Project | Case study". Ausenco. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  8. ^ "EPC services for Canada's first LNG terminal | Case study". Ausenco. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  9. ^ "MBP Bauxite Ore Slurry Pipeline | Case study". Ausenco. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  10. ^ "Marampa Iron Ore Project | Case study". Ausenco. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  11. ^ "Vancouver Island Cogeneration Project | Case study". Ausenco. Retrieved 2014-02-07.