Our story

Ausenco began in Brisbane, Australia, in 1991, with a small team of talented engineers offering innovative solutions to the mining industry.

Today we are an engineering company providing consulting, project delivery and asset management solutions to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. We add value to our clients’ projects and deliver results, even in the most challenging situations.

We now draw on the talents of around 1400 employees based from 26 offices and many project locations, including some of the world’s most remote and exciting projects. 

We’re strategically positioned to work with our clients to capitalise on the expanding opportunities in global markets.

Strength through diversity

As we’ve grown, we’ve learned the value of customising our services to meet evolving industry needs, and of partnering with the world’s best providers in each field.

In 2003, we established our Ascentis division to deliver specialised operations solutions to the minerals-processing industry.

Five years later, in 2008, we made three significant acquisitions: Pipeline Systems Incorporated (the PSI group), Sandwell International Inc., and Vector Engineering Inc.

Recognised as a world leader in the design and delivery of slurry pipeline transport systems, PSI brought to Ausenco global expertise in innovative materials-handling and control systems. PSI also extended Ausenco’s global network of offices, particularly in South America.

As specialists in ports and bulk materials-handling systems, and in energy and industrial processes for the mining, oil and gas industries, Sandwell further expanded our suite of services. With offices in Canada, the USA, South America, Asia and Africa, they also extended our geographic reach.

Our third acquisition, the California-based Vector Engineering, contributed specialised geotechnical, civil, environmental and water resource services.

Following these major acquisitions, we acquired 50% equity in the Kramer Group, a project management and engineering services group operating in the south-west Pacific.

In 2012, Ausenco acquired the Calgary-based Reaction Consulting oil sands company and acquired Australia-based asset and logistics experts, the Rylson Group.

Following on from these acquisitions, in 2013 we acquired another Calgary-based oil sands company, PROJEX Technologies, to further strengthen our capabilities and service offering to our clients in this area.

In mid-2015 we formed a Strategic Alliance with Spanish multinational construction company Duro Felguera S.A. to jointly pursue and deliver EPC projects globally.

In 2016 Ausenco was privatised via a Scheme of Arrangement with RCF V.I. LP and key shareholders.