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 a global company providing consulting, engineering, project delivery and asset operations, management and optimisation solutions to the minerals & metals, oil & gas and industrial sectors. We add value to our clients’ projects and deliver results, even in the most challenging environments. Our global team is based across 26 offices in 14 countries and many project locations.

Throughout our growth, our commitment to innovation and our core values haven’t wavered.

Hear from our passionate team on how they connect across services, markets and geographies to redefine what’s possible and deliver what matters.

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    Our history

    Since our beginning, Ausenco has achieved many important milestones. We have diversified our service offering, strengthened our capabilities and enhanced our expertise to become a leading provider of diversified services to the minerals & metals, oil & gas and industrial sectors.

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    • Silver winner, Mining and Natural Resources category at the 2017 Canada’s Safest Employers Awards
    • 2017 National Safety Council of Chile Award in the Services to Mining Category
    • Ausenco led team wins ACEC-BC (Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - British Columbia) Award of Excellence in the Municipal & Civil Infrastructure category for the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel project
    • Ausenco team wins ACEC-BC Award of Excellence in the Building category, as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Excellence, for the seismic upgrade of 1897 vintage Lord Strathcona Elementary School
    • Special Mention in the Communication Category for the ISOS Foundation Duty of Care Awards
    • Ausenco led team wins 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering prestigious Schreyer Award and Award of Excellence in the Water Resources Category for the Port Mann Tunnel project.
    • Acquired Hemmera Envirochem.
    • Runner up in the Communication Category for the International SOS Foundation 2018 Duty of Care Awards
    • Hemmera, an Ausenco Company named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2018
    • Hemmera, an Ausenco Company, named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers of 2018
    • Ausenco team wins ACEC-BC (Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia) Award of Merit in the Building category for the seismic upgrade of the City of Vancouver’s 515, West 10th building.
    • Silver winner, Mining and Natural Resources category at the 2017 Canada’s Safest Employers Awards
    • 2017 National Safety Council of Chile Award in the Services to Mining Category
    • Ausenco led team wins ACEC-BC (Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - British Columbia) Award of Excellence in the Municipal & Civil Infrastructure category for the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel project
    • Ausenco team wins ACEC-BC Award of Excellence in the Building category, as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Excellence, for the seismic upgrade of 1897 vintage Lord Strathcona Elementary School
    • Special Mention in the Communication Category for the ISOS Foundation Duty of Care Awards
    • Ausenco led team wins 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering prestigious Schreyer Award and Award of Excellence in the Water Resources Category for the Port Mann Tunnel project.
    • Acquired Hemmera Envirochem.
    • Silver Recipient – Canada’s Safest Employer Award, Mining & Resources Category
    • Finalist – Best Continuous Improvement of a Workplace Health and Safety Management System, National Safety Council of Australia National Safety Awards of Excellence
    • Winner – Best Communication of a Safety Message, National Safety Council of Australia National Safety Awards of Excellence
    • Ausenco privatised via a Scheme of Arrangement with RCF V.I. LP and key shareholders
    • Ausenco led team wins ACEC-BC (Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - British Columbia) Award of Excellence in the Municipal & Civil Infrastructure category for the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel project.
    • Alliance formed with Duro Felguera (DF)
    • Competed acquisition of Ausenco Rylson
    • Silver Recipient – Canada’s Safest Employer Award, Mining & Resources Category
    • Finalist – Best Continuous Improvement of a Workplace Health and Safety Management System, National Safety Council of Australia National Safety Awards of Excellence
    • Appointment of George Lloyd as Chairman
    • Acquired 100% Calgary oil sands business PROJEX Technologies
    • Silver Recipient – Canada’s Safest Employer Award, Mining & Resources Category
    • Acquired 100% of Reaction Consulting oil sands company
    • Calgary office opens
    • Formed alliance with Proxa Ltd
    • Formed Ausenco Rylson joint venture
    • Received Australia Latin America Business Excellence award
    • Received Jack Holt Newcrest Mining Trophy
    • Created Ausenco Energy and Ausenco Program Management
    • Acquired 50% equity in Kramer Group to form Kramer Ausenco
    • Ausenco PSI celebrates 30 years in business
    • Helped establish the Mining Leaders Scholarship at University of Western Australia with RCF
    • Helped establish the Mining Leaders Scholarship at University of Western Australia with RCF
    • Acquired Pipeline Systems Incorporated (PSI), Vector Engineering and Sandwell
    • Ausenco Johannesburg office opens
    • Launched Ausenco Project Academy in partnership with Queensland University of Technology
    • Formed Ausenco Taggart CHPP joint venture
    • Ausenco Bangkok office opens
    • Ausenco Vancouver office opens
    • Launched Ausenco Foundation to offer community support
    • Ausenco receives Queensland Export Award – Services
    • Ausenco receives Australian Export Award – Services
    • Ausenco wins first Americas projects – Mexico and Argentina
    • Ausenco wins series of major projects – Australia, Zambia, Laos, Vietnam
    • Listed on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
    • Ausenco Manila office opens
    • Ausenco Americas office opens for the Delores project
    • Ausenco wins first alliance contract with Queensland Nickel (QNI)
    • Ausenco receives Australian Engineering Excellence Award – Resource Development (with Bateman Engineering)
    • China office opens
    • Established Ascentis, a new division delivering operations solutions to the minerals-processing industry
    • First institutional shareholders invest in Ausenco
    • Former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss is appointed Chairman
    • Ausenco wins Sepon Copper Gold Project, Laos
    • Ausenco receives Australian Export Award – Services
    • Ausenco receives Engineering Excellence Award – Projects and Exports
    • Ausenco wins first African project – North Mara Gold Project, Tanzania
    • Second Ausenco office opens in Perth, Australia
    • First Ausenco office opens in Brisbane, Australia
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