ICN South Australia (SA)

Innovative solar technology slated for Port Augusta

An Australian-based clean energy company has developed world-leading solar thermal storage technology and has plans to develop a concentrated solar thermal plant (CSP) in Port Augusta. Vast Solar is an innovator in CSP, which delivers low-cost renewable energy that is reliable, controllable and dispatchable. The CSP plant gathers solar energy during the day and stores it … Continued

6 December 2022


Australian technology supporting Hunter class frigates

South Australia’s Cohda Wireless was one of 4 Australian companies chosen from an “innovation challenge” to help fast track manufacturing processes to support the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).  Through Hunter, BAE Systems Australia will build nine of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Royal Australian Navy, known as the ‘Hunter class’.  … Continued

10 October 2022


Innovative SA company to reap rewards of frigate contract

The benefits of winning a major defence contract go way beyond monetary value, according to the Chief Operating Officer of an innovative South Australian manufacturing company that is making gasket parts for BAE Systems Australia’s Hunter Class Frigate Program.  Luke Sernecki, of PRP Manufacturing, said the company now not only has a deeper relationship with … Continued


WA Company setting up in Adelaide

West Australian company Altrad Services Pty Ltd (Altrad) has established a permanent facility in Osborne, Adelaide as a result of winning the contract to provide blast and paint services for the Hunter Class Frigate Program’s prototyping phase.  Through the Hunter Class program, BAE Systems Maritime Australia will build nine of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine … Continued


Vast Solar 1

Project Overview Vast Solar is developing VS1, a 30 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant located in Port Augusta, South Australia. The CSP plant gathers solar energy during the day, stores it as heat in the molten salt tanks, then when required, uses the stored heat to make steam to drive a turbine to generate … Continued

19 September 2022


Hydrogen – the fuel of the future

South Australian Hydrogen Hubs Inc. (SA-H2H™) has an ambitious goal to firmly establish several hydrogen “hubs” across the State, bringing together industry, academia and government to rapidly accelerate scale of hydrogen ecosystem. The industry-led association functions as a cluster. It was seeded by NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) to build the capability needed to establish … Continued

11 July 2022


More solar power slated for SA

Amp Power Australia (Amp) is developing two energy projects north of Adelaide and is looking to engage with local entrepreneurs and businesses to assist with the supply of renewable energy in South Australia.  The Robertstown and Bungama projects are part of Amp’s flagship Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia.  The larger of the two projects is at … Continued

16 March 2022


Non-stop travel through Adelaide

The final part of Adelaide’s most important transport route – the North-South Corridor – is in development phase, with full funding for the 10.5km Torrens to Darlington (T2D) project confirmed in February this year. Main construction on the $9.9 billion project is expected to start in late 2023 and be finished by 2030. The T2D … Continued


SecureEnergy is building Australia’s largest transmission project

EnergyConnect is the nation’s largest transmission project, involving the construction of 900km of new transmission lines between the electrical grids of NSW, SA and VIC. Connecting the power grids of three Australian states increases system strength and provides access to renewable generators, driving competition in the wholesale electricity market. The interconnector is a key element … Continued

15 March 2022


Win for all in freight contract

A South Australian family owned freight business has won an initial three-year contract with OZ Minerals to service the Carrapateena copper mine north of Port Augusta.  The contract, which includes freight distribution in Adelaide and daily line-haul services taking supplies out to the mine, means the company will be able to add 10 new jobs … Continued

3 February 2022


Keeping the lights on in South Australia

ICN SA is working GE Renewable Energy Australia and Elecnor Group’s Green Light Contractors to ensure local suppliers have the opportunity to be involved in the $423 million first stage of Neoen’s Goyder Renewables Zone.  Work packages for Goyder South Stages 1A and 1B, comprising 75 x 5.5 MW wind turbine generators are currently open on Gateway.  They include a wide range of products and services, such as:  … Continued

13 December 2021


Cultural Arts Relocation Services

The Project The Cultural Institutions Collections Storage project will deliver a new purpose-built storage facility for the South Australian Museum (SAM), the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), the State Library of South Australia (SLSA) and the History Trust of South Australia (HTSA), collectively known as the Cultural Institutions (CIs). The final stage of the … Continued

10 November 2021


Service Provider Directory for SA Landing Pad

The Project The Department for Trade and Investment (DTI) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from South Australian businesses as professional service providers to support the South Australian Landing Pad. Rolled out in 2019, the SA Landing Pad is designed to attract international and interstate companies with transformational and high-growth potential across the nine priority … Continued


Goyder Renewables Zone – Goyder South Stage 1 Wind Farm

The Project Goyder South Stage 1 is the first stage of Neoen’s Goyder Renewables Zone. GE Renewable Energy Australia and Elecnor Group’s Green Light Contractors are the EPC Consortium partners for Stages 1A and 1B, comprising 38 and 37 x 5.5MWwind turbine generators respectively. Stage 1A is fully committed, with Stage 1B likely to be … Continued


Teaming up to win big

A South Australian family-owned engineering fabrication company is seeing big wins in the defence sector, thanks to innovative teaming agreements and ICN Gateway.  Smart Fabrication and fellow SA companies, Ingenia and Dematac Automation, put together the initial teaming agreement about two years ago.  In early 2019, the consortium successfully bid for a SEA5000 project contract to design some jig wagons to move large ship … Continued

13 October 2021


South Australian Hydrogen Hubs Inc – Hydrogen Technology Cluster

Hydrogen is the fuel of the future, and South Australian Hydrogen Hubs Inc. (SA-H2H™) is bringing together the best and brightest to position South Australia as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the global hydrogen supply chain. The mission of SA-H2H™ is to deliver hydrogen supply-chain scale in South Australia by: fostering hydrogen supply chain innovation enabling … Continued

30 September 2021


ASC Pty Ltd – Supplier, Capability and Innovation Portal

ASC is Australia’s leading sovereign capability on submarine platforms, including the management of local and international supply chains. ASC employs more than 1000 employees across its sites. ASC built and now sustains the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of six Collins Class Submarines and is an integral part of Australia’s maritime defence strategy and national security … Continued


Prominent Hill – PHOX Project

OZ Minerals is a global, copper-focused ASX 100 company with assets and growth opportunities across the world.  We currently have two operating mines in South Australia, a development project in Western Australia, an operating mine and a mine under construction in Brazil, and a pipeline of earn-in agreements with experienced exploration companies throughout Australia and internationally. … Continued


Regional company on the world water sustainability stage

A regional South Australian water quality improvement company is gaining traction on the world stage, thanks in part to its involvement with ICN. Enviro Australis, based in the Barossa town of Angaston, has commercialised technology to remove pollution from stormwater runoff. It started with removing plastics, toxic substances and sediment, and has now advanced into … Continued

29 September 2021


ICN SA Newsletter – August 2021

Welcome to the August newsletter Despite COVID-19 restrictions constraining parts of Australia’s economy, business confidence is recovering and labour demand is strong, with South Australia experiencing the highest number of people ever employed in the state at 871,000 in May 2021. With opportunities across multiple sectors, including robust key mineral and petroleum commodity prices, the outlook is positive. … Continued

30 August 2021


Regional company on the world water sustainability stage

A regional South Australian water quality improvement company is gaining traction on the world stage, thanks in part to its involvement with ICN. Enviro Australis, based in the Barossa town of Angaston, has commercialised technology to remove pollution from stormwater runoff. It started with removing plastics, toxic substances and sediment, and has now advanced into … Continued

1 July 2021


ICN SA Newsletter – April 2021

Welcome the April newsletter As COVID vaccines roll out all over the globe and restrictions start to ease in a world that has adapted to physical distancing and hygiene requirements, there will be new challenges for your business. It may be that your company finds it easier to connect with markets as freight routes open … Continued

30 April 2021


ICN SA Newsletter – February 2021

Welcome to the February newsletter For the last year, it seems that all anyone has talked about is COVID-19. Around the world it is affecting every individual and business in some way. For many countries, hard restrictions have been put in place – and are still affecting communities. Whilst this global pandemic has seen great … Continued

20 February 2021


ICN SA Newsletter – December 2020

Welcome to the December newsletter. What a rollercoaster ride 2020 has been – one of those years that tests our ability to weather the storm, bounce back and emerge stronger and more resilient. We have seen yet again that change is the only constant, and preparedness is key. COVID-19 made us explore new ways of … Continued

30 December 2020


ICN SA Newsletter – September 2020

Do you remember when… Computers were only just starting to be used in the workplace? The use of the internet was limited? Emails weren’t generally available? Pagers were used rather than mobile phones which didn’t have SMS capability when they first came out? Computer models had to run overnight due to limited processing and memory … Continued

30 September 2020


SA Newsletter September 2020

Do you remember when… Computers were only just starting to be used in the workplace? The use of the internet was limited? Emails weren’t generally available? Pagers were used rather than mobile phones which didn’t have SMS capability when they first came out? Computer models had to run overnight due to limited processing and memory … Continued


Future AGFMA – Facilities Management Services and Project Work

The South Australian Government is proposing to undertake a tender process for the future Across Government Facilities Management Arrangements (AGFMA), which includes the provision of an outsourced service delivery model. This model is set to commence from late 2021. It is intended that a number of fundamentals of the current AGFMA will continue in the … Continued

4 August 2020


BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate Program

Hunter Class Frigate Program remains on target A word from Craig Lockhart, Managing Director ASC Shipbuilding: “ASC Shipbuilding is committed to maximising Australian Industry Capability (AIC) on the Hunter Class Frigate Program and in doing so contributing to a Continuous Naval Shipbuilding capability in Australia. Our strategy for delivering AIC over the life of the … Continued

3 July 2020






ICN helps Basetec open doors to new markets and more contracts

Jeffrey L. Bleich and Charles Figallo Adelaide-based composite pipe manufacturer, Basetec Services, has become an important supplier to Australia’s growing oil and gas industry. In 2014/15, Basetec has forged 3 new partnerships with Abu Dhabi, Egypt and Nigeria. These agreements created a joint venture company, based in Adelaide, to respond to a global demand for … Continued

1 July 2019


ICN helps Century Engineering expand its markets

Century Engineering is a traditional componentry maker that is successfully diversifying its business. It has gone from a company with a narrow market focus to one with its sights set on national expansion. “Century is now breaking new ground in its involvement with cutting-edge projects across key growth industries,” Managing Director David Heaslip said. The … Continued


ICN helps Ottoway Engineering build its supply chain for the Port Adelaide Drilling Fluid Supply Base

Michael Lewis, Ottoway Engineering Group Business Development Manager, at the construction site of the Drilling Fluid Supply Base at Berth 25, Port Adelaide. (Photo 414789)   South Australia’s first drilling fluid supply base is taking shape as local industry excitement grows in BP’s Great Australian Bight Exploration Drilling program. Approximately 1000 companies across industry sectors … Continued


Making it easier for SME’s to get involved in Defence projects

The Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway has now been updated to include a taxonomy for the Defence sector. This is great news for companies wanting to be involved with Defence procurement contracts in Australia. ICN Gateway is used to link suppliers to the buyer by issuing work packages. The release of the taxonomy introduces a … Continued

1 May 2019


ICN helps Castech expand into the defence sector, with specialized castings for shipbuilder ASC

South Australian advanced manufacturer Castech is in the thick of the action in the defence sector as it looks to replicate its initial maritime success. A privately owned company established in 1947, Castech has forged a reputation as a leading supplier of castings to its traditional markets in mining and engineering. As Castech broadens its … Continued

1 July 2014


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