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15/12/2010

1 Million man hours free of lost time injury at O’Donnell Griffin WA

O’Donnell Griffin employees work under the most demanding conditions in terms of maintaining safety. In Western Australia, part of those conditions are extreme temperatures and rugged conditions as O’Donnell Griffin carries out electrical and communications engineering contracts at remote sites in the state’s north-west, as well as metropolitan locations.

13/12/2010

Power Generation market diversifying and growing

The commercial renewable power generation market has received a huge injection of faith with the Australian Greens’ rise to power in the recent federal election, says CEO of O’Donnell Griffin, Mr David Rafter. He explains here how this emergence of ‘green’ policy muscle, combined with the growing pressure on a carbon price, offers the greatest opportunities yet to the commercial power generation industry to win by going green.

25/11/2010

Connect with us

To keep you updated on key industry trends we have introduced ‘CONNECT’ – a new magazine covering the latest developments in engineering construction in Australia and New Zealand.

08/11/2010

Rail opportunities in Australia green up with election result

With the Australian Greens holding the balance of power in the Senate from July 2011, the national rail market is poised for a tremendous injection of Federal Government policy and funding – especially for the renewal of public transport systems.

20/10/2010

O'Donnell Griffin grows mine-to-port business

The past year has seen electrical and communications engineering group O’Donnell Griffin consolidate its presence nationally in the mine-to-port sector, says O’Donnell Griffin Executive General Manager for Rail, Mr Peter Winder.

20/10/2010

O'Donnell Griffin lauch pre-summer check campaign

Unpredictable peak summer power loads, higher temperatures and humidity can play havoc with your and power supplies. So as summer approaches, it is important to check the performance of your electrical systems and standby generators. You need assurance that your facility is able to avoid peak load downtime.

08/10/2010

Huge opportunities in PV and commercial solar

With the commercial solar market poised on the threshold of dramatic growth and the consolidation of the domestic photovoltaic market in Australia, now is the time for power industry companies to assess the means and systems they have to meet the demand, according to industry expert Andrew Cross

09/09/2010

O'Donnell Griffin - Rail up and running in Hong Kong

O’Donnell Griffin - Rail Hong Kong has made its first executive appointment in Asia with the recruitment of leading rail engineer Mr Chuck Yeung.

20/08/2010

Signalling is key to meeting billion-dollar growth in Rail sector

Train networks need precise scheduling and impeccable signalling communications systems in order to operate efficiently and safely. These systems determine the numbers of trains, type of rolling stock and the kind of technology that controls the movements and frequency of trains on the track.

19/08/2010

Canberra airport expansion powers up

Canberra Airport’s $360 million “AirVolution” program is powering up with critical electrical and communications delivery works approaching completion.

19/08/2010

O'Donnell Griffin apprentice wins prestigious awards

James Pitts, of O’Donnell Griffin, has won both Industrial Apprentice of the Year in the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Apprentice Awards in Victoria, as well as NECA’s inaugural overall state Apprentice of the Year award

14/07/2010

O'Donnell Griffin wins third Perth Solar City solar contract

Engineering group O’Donnell Griffin has been awarded a major solar commercial generation contract at Perth Zoo by SunPower Corporation. The installation is an iconic solar project for Perth Solar City, part of the Australian Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program, and is the third Solar City contract the company has been awarded by SunPower.

22/06/2010

Light Rail a mover in urban areas

With the enormous pressure on Australia’s transport infrastructure to be upgraded and extended, especially in rail, there is an opportunity to investigate seriously the option of ‘light rail.’

17/05/2010

Federal Budget opens the door to private sector access to infrastructure investment

Perhaps the most important news to come out of the Federal Government’s 2010 Budget papers was not the headline grabbing $1 billion for freight rail efficiency but the acknowledgement that private sector investment is required.

23/04/2010

Advice on how to spend a $300bn global budget for Rail

An estimated $US 300 billion will be spent globally on rail upgrades, network extensions and building new infrastructure between 2008 and 2013 (2008 Morgan Stanley).

15/03/2010

O'Donnell Griffin has two solar wins in WA

The West Australian division of engineering group O’Donnell Griffin announced today its awarding of two major solar generation contracts by SunPower Corporation in the commercial sector. Each installation is an iconic solar project for Perth Solar City, which is part of the Federal Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program.

19/02/2010

Alliance contracting gains pace in major rail projects

The use of alliance-style contracting is gaining momentum both in Australia and globally for large scale infrastructure projects.

01/02/2010

$60bn high speed train gains on plane

It seems astonishing that at a time when the rest of the developed world is embracing high speed rail (HSR) networks to resolve air and road traffic congestion, Australia is yet to embrace it as a serious transport option

01/02/2010

Climate change real? The export market's already decided

Matt Shorten, Managing Director of Balance Carbon, has a message for business: establish and implement an emissions management strategy now or pay spiralling costs in the decades to come. In short, he says, businesses can no longer afford to hesitate in creating changes to meet the increasing pressures associated with an imminent carbon price across the Australian economy.

01/02/2010

O'Donnell Griffin Apprentice Program Success

Engineering company O’Donnell Griffin’s commitment to apprenticeships and the strengthening of its national training programs has received recognition in a round of five recent industry awards.

01/02/2010

O'Donnell Griffin installs low emission back up power systems at Sydney Harbour YHA

Engineering company O’Donnell Griffin has just completed installing the supplementary power supply for the new $25 million Sydney Harbour YHA hostel and archaeological centre in central Sydney