Opportunity knocks for Australian suppliers

SUPPLIERS in the mining, manufacturing, defence and renewable energy industries will receive assistance to tap into major projects both in Australia and abroad, Australian Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, announced October 12.

SUPPLIERS in the mining, manufacturing, defence and renewable energy industries will receive assistance to tap into major projects both in Australia and abroad, Australian Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, announced on October 12.

Macfarlane said six proposals will share in $1.1 million through the government’s Supplier Access to Major Projects program which boosts opportunities for Australian industry participation in major ventures.

“Australian companies have so much to offer major projects, both in Australia and overseas, and it is often just a matter of connecting the right people,” Macfarlane said.

“SAMP helps make this happen by identifying opportunities for capable and competitive Australian companies to supply major projects.

“SAMP has a strong track record in linking the best of Australian suppliers, especially small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), with project opportunities.

“Since 1997, SAMP has helped Australian companies win contracts worth more than $1.7 billion for work which might otherwise have gone to overseas competitors.”

Through the latest round, SAMP funding has been offered to:

Northern Territory Industry Capability Network working with Austrade, the Northern Territory Government and the Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce, to assist Australian industry access procurement opportunities in Eastern Indonesian mines. Contact Kevin Peters email kevin.peters@nticn.com.au.

Industry Capability Network Limited with Austrade, the Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers, and government agencies in Victoria and South Australia to continue promoting Australian capability and increase Australian supply opportunities in major US automotive supply markets. Contact Derek Lark email dlark@icn.org.au.

Templeton Galt Pty Ltd to connect Australian suppliers with major infrastructure and renewable energy projects in the Middle East and North Africa. Contact Donald Murray email info@templetongalt.com.

Industry Capability Network Western Australia to identify capable Australian suppliers for the Woodside Energy Ltd Pluto Liquefied Natural Gas project in Western Australia. Contact David Kobelke email kobelke.icn@cciwa.com

Industry Capability Network Victoria to work with Tenix Defence Pty Ltd to enhance opportunities for Australian participation in the $3 billion amphibious ships project. Contact Peter Yates email pyates@icn.org.au.

Industry Capability Network New South Wales to identify capable Australian suppliers for the expansion of the Visy Pulp and Paper Pty Ltd Kraft paper mill in Tumut NSWontact Philip Sellars email psellars@icnnsw.org.au.

For more information about the SAMP program visit www.icn.org.au.