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Ars Imperatoria Consulting

Management Consulting

Ars Imperatoria (latin for "strategy") is a Tasmanian based management consulting agency. We work with clients across a variety of industries including FMCG, Construction and local government. We partner with specialist consultants in areas including marketing, public relations, financial management and human resources to provide a complete service offering to Tasmanian businesses of all sizes.

Contact name James Baker
Phone 0400 791 190
Email james@arsimperatoria.com.au

Australian Maritime College (AMC)

As Australia’s national institute for maritime education, training and research, the Australian Maritime College (AMC) sits amongst the top 10 maritime training institutions in the world and attracts an international and national student cohort.

AMC is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia’s fourth oldest university, and was one of seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), which represents five continents. AMC offers qualifications in the fields of maritime engineering; marine conservation and resource sustainability; coastal and international seafaring; and maritime business and logistics management.

AMC is located across three purpose-built campuses in Australia’s southern-most state, Tasmania. At the heart of its strength lies a suite of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, including a fleet of training vessels; ship simulators; engineering workshops; firefighting, survival and damage control facilities; as well as the unique cluster of hydrodynamic facilities that include a towing tank, model test basin, circulating water channel and a cavitation research laboratory. Many of these facilities are also used commercially by maritime, marine and allied organisations – cementing AMC’s close links with industry. This means that students and graduates are able to access work experience and possible employment opportunities with these organisations.

Contact name Alicia Perry
Phone 03 6324 9484
Email marketing@amc.edu.au
Website www.amc.edu.au

Biofouling Solutions Pty Ltd

We are team of highly qualified marine scientists who specialise in the management of biofouling and invasive marine species.

Our services cover the broad range of scientific, professional and technical skills required to effectively manage biofouling and invasive marine species (IMS). We specialise in pragmatic management of IMS risks via reducing the potential for their transport and introduction. We have specific expertise in managing biofouling on man-made surfaces including a wide range of immersible infrastructure, the external surfaces of a diverse array of complex vessels and within internal seawater systems.

Contact name Ashley Coutts
Phone 03 6229 2334
Email admin@biofoulingsolutions.com.au
Website www.biofoulingsolutions.com.au

Hydro Tasmania

Building on more than a century of experience and innovation, Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s largest generator of clean, renewable energy.

It generates the energy that underpins the Tasmanian economy and supports the Tasmanian community. It also sells energy into the National Electricity Market.

Hydro Tasmania’s retail arm Momentum Energy sells energy and energy services to businesses and residential customers on mainland Australia and provides retail services to the Bass Strait Islands. It also offers world-renowned expertise through its specialist consulting firm Entura.

Hydro Tasmania stands ready to help make Tasmania the Battery of the Nation as it looks to pursue the opportunity to double its clean renewable capacity and create plenty of extra renewable energy to help mainland Australia as coal power is phased out.

Hydro Tasmania at a glance

  • A Government Business Enterprise owned by the Tasmanian Government on behalf of the Tasmanian community, employing more than 1100 people.
  • The largest water manager in Australia.
  • Each year the business produces about 9000 gigawatt hours of clean electricity from hydropower – enough to power about 900,000 Australian homes and small businesses. 
  • The Tasmanian system has a total capacity of more than 2600 megawatts and includes 30 hydropower stations and more than 50 major dams.
  • The business also generates power from two wind farms and a gas-fired power station in northern Tasmania. 


Take a look here to find out more about Hydro Tasmania

Here’s where to find out more about Battery of the Nation

Contact name Cassandra Leigh
Phone 0409 722 359
Email cassandra.leigh@hydro.com.au
Website www.hydro.com.au

Latitude 40

Hobart company, Latitude Technologies works on energy solutions for the driest, most remote and harshest environments in the world.

Founder and principal engineer, Dr Antoine Guichard, has successfully taken on the challenge of developing renewable energy systems for the Australian Antarctic stations of Davis, Mawson and Casey in collaboration with the Australian Antarctic Division.

Dr Guichard has effectively installed and tested a self-sufficient solar hot water system at Davis Station, a pilot wind generator at Casey Station and a major system of wind turbines at Mawson Station.

“The issues in remote areas call for careful solutions. For maximum efficiency and environmental sensitivity, you need a mix of energy-generating systems that interact with each other through intelligent control systems. They have to be simple, to allow for shipping, and must be reliable because of difficulty of accessing spare parts”, he said.

Contact name Steve Mason
Phone 03 6359 2268
Email sales-info@latitude40.com.au
Website www.latitude.aq


Megavar is an Australian power engineering firm, headquartered in Tasmania. We specialise in high voltage design, installation, testing, commissioning and asset maintenance for our clients, and we offer a comprehensive test equipment rental service.

Our experienced engineers, project managers, designers and technicians will work closely with you to deliver quality outcomes across your power generation, transmission and distribution assets. We are able to mobilise at short notice and deliver projects and services anywhere in Australia and in the Pacific region. Our clients span utility, water, manufacturing, mining, transport, property, commercial and industrial sectors and include many of Tasmania's iconic food and beverage brands. We are third party certified to ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS4801 for our quality, environment and safety management systems. Megavar supports the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and the annual Tasmanian Project Management Achievement Awards.

Contact name David Berry
Phone 1300 730 499
Email service@megavar.com.au
Website www.megavar.com.au

Northern Tasmania Development

NTD advances the interests and development of Northern Tasmania by facilitating and co-ordinating worthy economic and community initiatives, in conjunction with our eight northern shareholder Councils.

The Northern Tasmania projects of NTD are based around strategic planning, regional land-use planning, regional transport and infrastructure planning, and local government resource sharing initiatives. These projects allow us to work within the community and the region to develop and grow Northern Tasmania.

As projects are identified, NTD develops these projects to reflect the best outcomes for the community and the northern region.

We offer intelligence on developments within the area, and act as a springboard to further information for businesses wishing to invest. We also manage a number of projects which are either funded by our shareholder Councils, or by State and/or Federal Governments.

Contact name Derek Le Marchant
Phone 03 6380 6800
Email admin@northerntasmania.org.au
Website www.northerntasmania.org.au

PFG Group

The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products

The PFG Group Pty Ltd (PFG) is a Tasmanian owned and operated company with almost four decades of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of plastic solutions and commercial products to the marine, aquaculture, mining, civil construction, industrial services and agriculture sectors. PFG also owns and operates Prairie Signs, Tasmania’s only statewide graphics company.
PFG currently has three factories in Tasmania and two in South Australia and we distribute products and services globally. Our head office is located on the waterfront in Goodwood and with factory/warehouse infrastructure exceeding 12,000 square metres, we have the facilities and logistical expertise to service the local Tasmania market while further expanding our national and international opportunities. PFG employ approximately 50 staff across all sites.

Contact name Rob Miley
Phone 03 6274 0222
Email robm@pfg-group.com.au
Website www.pfg-group.com.au

RedMint Steel Pty Ltd

RedMint Steel is incorporated as an Australian proprietary limited company (Pty Ltd). Our business comprises trading and project management divisions.

RedMint Steel’s mission is to deliver tailored-solutions that are efficient, cost-effective, safe and environmentally friendly. Its vision is to be a one-stop business solution that provides exceptional services to each customer, regardless of project or organisational size or its importance.
Trading division mainly trades steels and its accessories local and international; while project management division focuses on the provision of operational, project management, and/or, consulting service. We have a professional, consistent, committing, and passionate team that has over 10 years’ experience in products sourcing, contract administration, project sales and management, finance support, office administration, sales administration and coordination.

Generally we source products from Tasmania and cities across Australia, Singapore, other Asian and Southeast Asian countries, Spain, Italy, and other European approved mills. Sourcing origin will depend on customers or end-users’ requirement, especially if some projects require certain grade and material properties. We can also source local and international accepted-standards testing service to fulfill projects requirement.

RedMint Steel’s main objective is to assist local and worldwide companies in the contract and project management process with the goal of maximising and optimising companies’ available resources. This is particularly for mining, oil and gas, fabrication and engineering, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, construction and building products, hardware and heavy machinery, as well as other steel trading companies.

Contact name Info & Sales Team
Phone 03 6234 9960
Email info@redmintsteel.com.au
Website redmintsteel.com.au

Woolnorth Tours

A family owned business proudly sharing the far northwest of Tasmania with the world!

Providing boutique tours in a friendly and safe manner.
Your guide and the owner of the business is Laura Dabner. Laura purchased Woolnorth Tours from the previous owner Helen Schuuring (Laura's mother) prior to her retirement at the beginning of 2015. Helen owned the business for 12 years prior to that time and is a wealth of knowledge we still draw upon.
Laura is a proud Tasmanian aboriginal descendant and grew up on a beef farm in South Forest. Her family have strong links with the region and she shares the many wonders of Woolnorth with pride and passion!
Topics covered during the tour include Wind Farm operations, the science behind the claim of the Cleanest Air in the World, agriculture, aboriginal history, colonial history, native wildlife, and Woolnorth Tours is the only way to stand on the clifftop at Cape Grim.
You will be surprised about what you will learn!

Contact name Laura Dabner
Phone +61408575246
Email info@woolnorthtours.com.au
Website http//www.woolnorthtours.com.au

Read stories from our partners

Energy storage levels monitored

The long dry summer has impacted on Tasmania’s energy reserves, with storage levels down 11 per cent compared with the same time last year. Last month Tasmania imported three times more energy than it exported. 

14 February 2019, Edition 202

Home batteries light up future

The potential for home battery systems to balance the supply of electricity, thereby replacing the reliance on large generators, is the focus of a research project valued at $1.8 million being led by the University of Tasmania (UTAS).

14 February 2019, Edition 202

Electricity back in black

Tasmania is powering again – literally. The state’s electricity exports are back in the black, being once again a net electricity exporter, largely fuelled by full dams and a surge in solar power usage. This is a dramatic reversal in fortunes from 2016.

7 December 2018, Edition 201

Dam levels offer summer security

As we head into the summer months, Hydro Tasmania reports that the state’s lake storage is “very secure at 47.5 per cent full". Hydro’s Wholesale Energy Services Director, Gerard Flack, said: “This provides a very secure position with the drier months approaching…"

9 November 2018, Edition 200

Wind farm technology protects eagles

In an Australian first, a Tasmanian wind farm will employ cutting edge technology to help protect one of our most majestic creatures, the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. 

9 November 2018, Edition 200

Wave power on King Island

The powerful waters of Bass Strait have been earmarked for the first Tasmanian trial into wave energy. The $8 million trial will see a wave energy converter unit installed off King Island next year. 

9 November 2018, Edition 200

Edition 196_Tarraleah

Powering Tasmania’s future

Tasmania’s plan to become the ‘Battery of the Nation’ is moving closer to reality with a $500 million transformation of the Tarraleah Power Station on the cards.

11 July 2018, Edition 196

Solar score for Low Head

Situated at the mouth of the Tamar River, Low Head could soon be Tasmania’s renewable energy capital after George Town Council unanimously approved a 12-hectare solar farm in the area.

3 May 2018, Edition 194

Stanley wind farm unveiled

A new wind farm has been proposed near Stanley in the wake of a decision by State and Federal governments to jointly fund a $20 million business case study into a second Bass Strait electricity inter-connector. 

8 March 2018, Edition 192

Island gets renewables hub

Flinders Island has switched on a $13.38 million wind and solar hub which will supply on average 60 per cent of the island's power. Renewable supply could rise to 100 per cent when the weather is right. 

8 February 2018, Edition 191

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