Our history

Since our beginning, Ausenco has achieved many important milestones. We have diversified our service offering, strengthening our capabilities and enhancing our expertise to become a leading provider of mining and oil and gas services to the global energy and resources sectors.

1991

First office opens in Brisbane, Australia

1995

Second office opens in Perth, Australia

2001

Win first African project – North Mara Gold Project, Tanzania

2002

  • First institutional shareholders invest in Ausenco
  • Former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss is appointed Chairman 
  • Win Sepon Copper Gold Project, Laos 
  • Receive Australian Export Award – Services 
  • Receive Engineering Excellence Award – Projects and Exports 

2003

Establish Ascentis, a new division delivering operations solutions to the minerals-processing industry

2004

China office opens

2005

  • Americas office opens
  • Win first alliance contract with Queensland Nickel (QNI) 
  • Receive Australian Engineering Excellence Award – Resource Development (with Bateman Engineering)

2006

  • Win first Americas projects – Mexico and Argentina 
  • Win series of major projects – Australia, Zambia, Laos, Vietnam 
  • List on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) 
  • Manila office opens
  • Receive Queensland Export Award – Services 
  • Receive Australian Export Award – Services 

2007

  • Bangkok office opens
  • Vancouver office opens
  • Launch Ausenco Foundation to offer community support

2008

  • Acquire Pipeline Systems Incorporated (PSI), Vector Engineering and Sandwell 
  • Johannesburg office opens
  • Launch Ausenco Project Academy in partnership with Queensland University of Technology
  • Form Ausenco Taggart CHPP joint venture

2009

  • Created Ausenco Energy and Ausenco Program Management 
  • Acquired 50% equity in Kramer Group to form Kramer Ausenco 
  • Ausenco PSI celebrated 30 years in business

2011

  • Receive Australia Latin America Business Excellence award
  • Receive Jack Holt Newcrest Mining Trophy

2012

  • Acquire 100% of Reaction Consulting oil sands company
  • Calgary office opens
  • Form alliance with Proxa Ltd
  • Form Ausenco Rylson joint venture

2013

  • Appointment of George Lloyd as Chairman
  • Acquire 100% Calgary oil sands business PROJEX Technology