Bringing projects & suppliers together  | July 2017

 News Update for South Australia.

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Grants up to $5 million available through Future Jobs Fund
The State Government's $200 million Future Jobs Fund aims to develop globally competitive industries and industrial capabilities within South Australia. If you're in one of the following growing sectors, you can apply for grants and loans to help you grow your business and create jobs:
  • Shipbuilding and defence
  • Renewable energy
  • Mining, including the mining industry supply chain
  • Tourism, food and wine 
  • Health and biomedical research, including businesses expanding to provide National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services 
  • Information technology
  • Advanced manufacturing.

The Department of State Development is available to provide advice on undertake project and industry due diligence in support of your application. Please contact Elizabeth Staniford for further information on or 08 8303 2280. For further details of the Fund, including eligibility, essential criteria and the application process, visit,-grants-and-rebates/future-jobs-funds-grant.

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Project news

Rolls-Royce RAN SEA 5000 MT30 Gas Turbine
Rolls-Royce Power Engineering Plc (Rolls-Royce) has been invited to bid to provide a gas turbine power plant for the SEA 5000 programme of the Royal Australian Navy, which consists of up to nine vessels. Rolls-Royce invites you to express interest in becoming a supply partner for a complex integrated system solution here.

BHP seeking construction services
BHP Olympic Dam invites new and existing suppliers to register interest in providing construction services to its business operations located at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Construction services may include bulk earthworks, civils/concrete works, structural steel works, mechanical, piping, pipeline, electrical, instrumentation and controls. Register your interest here.

Activity on Carrapateena
OZ Minerals’ ECI contractors are building a local supply chain for the Carrapateena project. NRW Carrapateena - Package 3 is now closed. Georgiou Group  - ECI Package 2 - Access Road, Airstrip and Camp is currently open. Visit for more information and click on the links under 'Associated Opportunities'. Potential suppliers can also register for regular updates for both general operations at Prominent Hill and the Carrapateena project. Watch this space as more opportunities arise.

Energy Efficiency Expo

It’s not too late to register your interest in exhibiting at the Energy Efficiency Expo to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 9 August 2017. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to showcase your energy efficiency capabilities, products and/or services. Express interest here.

See more - SA Project  list
SEA 1000 Future Submarine
The Future Submarine Program aims to deliver Australia a regionally superior submarine capability, which will be built, operated and sustained with sovereignty.   The program aims to ensure that Australia has the industrial capability necessary to support the build, operation and sustainment of the Future Submarine. This will involve maximising the involvement of Australian industry in all phases of the program without unduly compromising capability, cost, schedule or risk. ICN Project portals are now open for the Department of Defence, Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and Lockheed Martin Australia – register your interest in being part of this exciting long term project.

Gawler rail line electrification
Stage One of the project is being fully funded by the State Government at a cost of $152.5 million and will involve electrifying the rail line to Salisbury, supporting approximately 135 jobs per year during construction. The tender process for the electrification of the Gawler rail line commenced 10 May 2017 with registrations of interest opened to companies seeking to tender for the project. The major works contract in December 2017, and site works are anticipated to commence early in 2018. Registrations of interest from potential sub-contractors are invited on the ICN Gateway project portal here.

Walk the talk with the North-South Corridor
The North-South Corridor project portals have listed a number of work packages for South Australian businesses to express interest through ICN Gateway. To support the potential for sub-contract and supply opportunities, details of successful contractors are progressively being published on the ICN project portals. Further information can be found at: The Darlington Upgrade Project – Gateway South; Northern Connector Project – Lendlease; and Torrens Road to River Torrens – T2T Alliance.

GMUSG Conference - Whyalla
The 13th annual Resource Industry Conference and Trade Expo hosted in the Upper Spencer Gulf region will be held from 22 - 24 August 2017. This is a convenient way to obtain intel on project opportunities as well as to network with valuable business contacts to get the inside track. The three day conference (commencing with The Mayoral Reception on the Tuesday evening) provides many formal and informal opportunities to rub shoulders with fellow participants, build business relationships and promote your business. Visit us at the ICN booth.

EXTEND 2017: Is your business ready to access global supply chains?

The PACE Supply Chain Development Program EXTEND is a collaborative mentoring program delivered by Austmine for companies in the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector in South Australia which are positioned to capture business growth opportunities in the international mining and energy markets. Supported by the Government of South Australia, EXTEND is designed to develop skills, tools and strategies to prepare your business for future mining, how to win work through collaboration and connect globally. More information here.

Upcoming events in 2017

July – Aug
July 3
July 7
July 13
July 23-29
July 25-26
Aug 9
Aug 22-24
Aug 20-26
Sept 10-17
Sept 18-21
Sept 25-29
Oct 3-5
Oct 6-15
Nov 6-12

[Extend] PACE Supply Chain Development Program
Entrepreneurs Week 2017 – Opening Event
WIA Smart Water Awards Ceremony
Meet the Buyer – Building and Construction
Business Mission - South East Asia 2: Singapore and Malaysia
South Australian Major Projects Conference 2017
Energy Efficiency Expo
GMUSG 2017 Conference and Trade Expo
Business Mission - South East Asia 3: Vietnam and Thailand 
Business Mission - Europe: Germany, The Netherlands and UK
Business Mission - USA: New York, Washington and Texas
68th International Astronautical Congress 2017
Pacific 2017
Business Mission - North Asia: Japan, Korea and Taiwan
Business Mission - India: Bangalore, Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi

Let's go ICN Workshopping

The ICN Workshop Series - Get the best out of ICN and your Gateway profile is up and running for 2017. The workshops are designed to exploit the tremendous opportunities presented by the ICN Gateway.

"Great workshop. A must do for all SMEs that want to raise their profile in the Australian market!" - Leon Van Deventer, Pinnacle Procurement

Future ICN Gateway workshops

If you’re interested in improving your company profile on ICN Gateway and you’d like to attend a future ICN Gateway Workshop, register on our waiting list.

ICN SA User Guide – This guide will provide you with tips on how to manage your company profile, as well as insider advice on how to best leverage the opportunities available. Download your copy here.

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