Showcasing Electrification Solutions to Support Net-Zero Carbon Environment

Ampcontrol showcased our electrification solutions, including a mine specification DC Electric Vehicle Charger, at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney, NSW.

IMARC is Australia’s largest mining event mobilising the industry for collaboration on the future of mining, digital technology, and the energy transition.

Recognising the growing demand for low emissions technology, Ampcontrol is collaborating with industry leaders to develop and deliver innovative solutions to mining customers which support a net-zero carbon environment.

The Future of Mining

Speaking on the future of mining, Ampcontrol Managing Director & CEO Rod Henderson said, “Ampcontrol is proud of our legacy in innovation and as a leader in providing complex solutions to the mining industry.

“The future of mining is one of incredible diversification and opportunity. We are collaborating with and working alongside industry, continuing our legacy of innovation by delivering solutions that support the future; electrification solutions,” Rod continued.

Mining Electrification Solutions

Ampcontrol has a range of mining electrification solutions which include various Electric Vehicle Charing Solutions for mine sites, which were launched at IMARC from 2 – 4 November 2022.

The various DC chargers and DRIFTEX, their mine site personnel carrier Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), are evidence of Ampcontrol’s future and vision for the industry. These solutions work together to support emission reductions and increase personnel safety by removing diesel particulate matter and reducing noise underground.

Electric Mine Consortium (EMC)

With a focus on decarbonisation and enabling net zero emissions, Ampcontrol recently joined the Electric Mine Consortium (EMC) which was established to drive real-world solutions of decarbonisation in the mining industry.

We have a proven track record in diversely applying our electrical engineering expertise to deliver energy assets and technology-driven solutions.

Transferring our established expertise across diverse applications, including the delivery of sustainable power solutions for remote and distributed mining sites. Our off-grid and stand-alone power systems (SPS) provide a self-sufficient, continuous and reliable power supply to isolated consumption sources, utilising an array of technology including solar PV panels, inverters and battery storage.

Taking the next step with their SPS technology, Ampcontrol is adapting the award-winning Solar Qube SPS into a Green Hydrogen SPS system, a first of its kind in Australia.

These electrification and energy solutions along with H3RO Ampcontrol’s harsh environment reticulated optics solution, developed in collaboration HUBER+SUHNER, were showcased at IMARC.

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Powering Business 2050

As Australia’s largest privately-owned electrical engineering company, our continued success is only made possible through the talented and innovative people we employ to energise our world for a sustainable future.

Ampcontrol has been rapidly accelerating its expansion in renewable energy manufacturing over the past few years. This has highlighted the need to build a workforce pipeline and align workforce skills to ensure that not only our business, but the industry as a whole can meet its potential for growth in emerging industries.

To address the great workforce challenges, we were pleased to partner with Business Hunter to deliver the Powering Business 2050: emerging industries and the future of work Summit 22-23 June 2022.

The Summit program was for businesses and industry wanting to understand what priorities must be built into education, training and workforce development to equip young people as well as transitioning workforces with the types of skills and knowledge they will need to thrive in businesses of the near- and long-term future.

“We have had to be very innovative to attract and retain talent as well as develop our people’s capability ensuring we have the right skills, not only for the now but for the jobs of the future,” says Ampcontrol Executive General Manager – People and Engagement Leigh Stefanszyn.

“With a strong focus on research and development and technological advancement, we are continually thinking 3 – 5 years in advance but need to start developing these skills now. We see our association and continued support with education, community, and business as integral to tackling this challenge across the region as we position the Hunter as an energy powerhouse.”

We were joined by regional and national experts and leaders in business, as well as education, training and government coming together to power the future of work for generations to come.

Help shape the future of Ampcontrol here.

Ampcontrol at MEMMES 2022

Last week Ampcontrol had the pleasure of attending, presenting, and showcasing at the 2022, Mining Electrical and Mining Mechanical Engineering Society Conference.

The day was full of presentations on industry updates and innovations including from our own Principal Engineer of mining and power, Jason Padgett, where he spoke on our yet to be released battery electric vehicle, Driftex and the benefits it will provide to the industry. Conference attendees were able to have a first look at the vehicle fresh off some field tests and speak to some of the engineers involved in it’s development and production.



It is great to finally be back to face to face conferences, where peers and experts within the industry can gather and share ideas after such a long hiatus. MEMMES 2022 and other similar events that promote research development such as this, are vitally important to continued industry growth and collaboration.

A big thankyou to both MEMMES and Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley for hosting a great day. We look forward to more event’s that we can meet with and exchange ideas with other members of the mechanical and electrical engineering community.

2021 Mine Electrical Safety Conference

We’ll be continuing our strong association with the Mining Electrical Safety Association (MESA) as we exhibit and present at their upcoming Conference in Brisbane from June 7 – 9, 2021.

Don’t miss your chance to have a chat with members of our sales team at exhibition stand 34 and enjoy some networking at the Ampcontrol Attendee Lounge.

While at the conference, delegates can learn more about some of our latest innovations including our electrical vehicle designed for hazardous areas, our next generation longwall lighting system the Burnbrite IS LEDi and the Solar Cube, a stand-alone power system.

Ampcontrol’s Group Engineering Manager Dr Ian Webster will be presenting his most recent paper at the conference titled: Engineering In An Emergency. ResTech’s Principal Engineer, Dr Peter Stepien will also be at the conference presenting his paper titled: Control of Touch Potentials During Switching.

For more information about tickets and to view the full program, head to the Mine Electrical Safety Conference website.

Going Digital at Ozwater’20 Online

Ready to quench your thirst for action? Join our Product Manager Wayne Diemar and Aurecon’s Sachini De Silva on Tuesday 2 June at 11.30am (AEST) at Ozwater’20 Digital.

Kicking off the first day of this digital conference, Wayne and Sachini will present their paper titled ‘Project Gilghi – Modular Self Contained Solar Water Treatment Plant for Remote Communities’. Online delegates will have the chance to learn more about the design and engineering behind Gilghi, our remote water unit that uses advance filtering technology and is a breakthrough water solution for regional and remote communities.

This presentation follows our Australian Water Association (AWA) NSW Water Infrastructure Project Innovation Award win for Gilghi earlier this year. National winners will also be announced during the online conference on 11 June at 4.45pm.

For more information about securing your registration and to view the full program, head to the Ozwater’20 Online website.

To discuss how we can solve your water requirements please contact Wayne Diemar via email or phone 1300 445 717. You can read the full Gilghi specs and find out more here.

Transformer Retrofill Roadshow Heads to Gladstone, Newcastle and Melbourne

As a leading Australian provider of transformer lifecycle support services, Ampcontrol are committed to connecting industry contacts across Australia with practical insights into the best way to manage their critical HV assets.

With transformer manufacturing and service history spanning over 50 years, our complete lifecycle support includes transformer overhauls, upgrades, rewinds; oil regeneration, filtration and disposal; high voltage and oil testing; diagnosis and ongoing maintenance.

In collaboration with MIDEL, Ampcontrol will be presenting a range of technical seminars aimed at providing real world case studies on replacing mineral oil in transformers with ester fluids. Held on November 26, 27 and 28 in Gladstone, Newcastle and Melbourne these free events are a must attend.

Ampcontrol’s Oil Services Manager Phil Reilly will provide an overview about natural ester fluids including some of the technical challenges and asset life considerations related to transformer retrofilling.

Places to these events are limited, to secure your free ticket head to the registration page.

Take a deep dive into AS/NZS 2290.3:2018

Ampcontrol’s Group Engineering Manager, Ian Webster, as a presenter for Verico Training Services, will be facilitating at a new series of seminars around Australia. At the seminars, which are designed for key stakeholders in the coal mining sector, Ian will discuss how to interpret and comply with the new edition of the AS/NZS 2290.3:2018 Standard.

Not only is Ian one of Australia’s leading technical experts in the design, performance and maintenance of gas detectors for use in coal mines, he has provided significant input into the development of national and international standards for gas detection in mines. Ian has presented invited papers on the subject at a host of leading industry conferences, including the Queensland Mines Health and Safety Conference, the Electrical Engineering Safety Seminar and the Mine Managers Association of Australia.

Ian is also Chief Researcher for an ACARP project looking into dust accumulation in gas detectors and the effect this has on detector performance.

In this deep review, participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of requirements and recommendations for the inspection and maintenance of gas detection equipment. Find out more or register now so you have the information you need to check in on your mine’s current procedures for the facilitation of safe, efficient and productive use of gas detection and monitoring equipment.

Ampcontrol Heads to the 2019 NT Resources Week

Ampcontrol is proud to be a Supporting Sponsor at the 2019 NT Resources Week, held at the Darwin Convention Centre from 4 – 5 September.

Held in partnership with the Northern Territory Government, NT Resources Week combines three conferences; South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference; Mining the Territory; and Environmental Management & Logistics Forum.

You’ll find Ampcontrol on stand 31 in the Mining The Territory exhibition hall where our team members will be on hand to discuss our range of offerings, from HV field service and rapidly deployable energy infrastructure solutions through to our newest off grid containerised water filtering unit, Gilghi.

For more information and to view the full program, head to the NT Resources Week website.

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As a leading provider of integrated electrical, electronic and control solutions that improve safety in the mining sector, we’re headed to the Queensland Mining Industry Health & Safety Conference on The Gold Coast from August 18 – 21, 2019.

Don’t miss your chance to have a chat with our product management and sales team at one of Queensland’s key safety events. See our newest product offerings including our latest underground gas detection solutions and lighting range.

Ampcontrol’s Tim Mills Product Manager, Environmental Monitoring will be presenting at the conference on Tuesday 20 August, with his presentation titled: Telemetry and Detector Response Times.  

For more information and to view the full program, head to the Queensland Mining Industry Health & Safety Conference website.