Origin Energy Wins Gas Project of the Year for North Queensland Facility

Pictured – Bruce Hodkinson, Origin Energy

Origin Energy has won the Elgas Gas Project of the Year Award for their galvanisingkettle upgrade at the 2021 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards, held on Friday 12 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Origin Energy was engaged to upgrade the burners and control system at the Australian Professional Galvanisers facility in Stuart, Townsville. This project included installing, adapting and commissioning the entire combustion and control system for a new galvanising kettle. The combustion system is the first of its kind in Australia and is more efficient than existing designs, maximising the kettle life from a current 10-year lifespan to 15 years. The professional outcome delivered by Origin Energy within the tight timeframes imposed by the customer ensured that the project was delivered on time and on budget.

Hosted by Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) in partnership with Event Partner Reliance Worldwide Corporate (RWC), the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards aim to highlight the hard work and dedication invested into the industry by apprentices, plumbers, gasfitters, hydraulic consultants and other industry individuals.

This year, the sold-out event recognised individuals and companies in 16 award categories, and hosted VIPs including the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement of Queensland, the Hon. Di Farmer, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, the Hon. Scott Stewart, Minister for Resources, Tim Mander, Shadow Minister for Housing and Public Works and Shadow Minister for Sports and Racing, and Gary O’Halloran, State Secretary of the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Union Queensland.

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For further information:


Laura Allen
Events and Sponsorship Coordinator
Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland
07 3273 0800

Summer Adams
Projects and Events Manager
Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland
0439 480 676

Editor’s note:            Photographs and interviews are available and can be organised with the winners.

Please contact Laura Allen or Summer Adams for more information.

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