Australia (Corporate office)
The Kramer Ausenco Corporate Office is strategically located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to provide technical as well as administrative support to our multiple office locations in the South West Pacific.
The Brisbane office was originally established in August 1995 as Kinhill Kramer Pacific, then Kramer Pacific in 1999 and finally Kramer Ausenco (Pacific) on 1st December 2009 following the merge with Ausenco a leading provider of engineering and project management services to the global resource and energy sectors.
The partnership with Ausenco has enhanced our ability to support our regional offices by providing us with access to the latest technology, systems, processes and innovative solutions that have been proven globally on multi-billion dollar projects throughout the complete life cycle of a project. This includes pre-feasibility and feasibility studies through to project implementation and finally operation and maintenance of facilities in the resource and other sectors.
Kramer Ausenco is proud of its south pacific origins having been founded in Papua New Guinea in 1978. A large proportion of our staff are south pacific nationals who have graduated from Australian and New Zealand Universities and technological institutions. We actively look to employ those from our region of operation with the aim of training young professionals, technicians and managers, before sending them out as leaders in our Pacific regional offices.
We have a mobile Technical Services Management team including discipline leads in Project Management, Civil, Structural and Architectural Design Services who can be deployed at short notice to support and participate in project delivery from any of our established regional offices in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji as well as any project in the greater pacific region including Australia and New Zealand.
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Kinhill Kramer (Fiji) was incorporated under the Fiji Companies Act in June 1997. The company name was changed to Kramer (Fiji) Limited in 1999. An official office was set up in late 2004 and has been going strong for the past 10 years offering full range of services including civil, structural, project management and building services.
The Kramer Ausenco (Fiji) office is the centre of excellence for Building Services Engineering. We have local expertise in all forms of building services engineering including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire (wet and dry), security and Environmentally Sustainable Design. Although we offer all services including civil, structural and project management we provide building services engineering to the other Kramer Ausenco offices across the Pacific.
We are the largest building services consultant in Fiji. We have a strong presence locally working on significant Social Infrastructure Projects including Health, Local Government and Tertiary Education. We pride ourselves on the quality of our documentation and the exceptional service we offer clients locally.
We work closely with the local Universities to assist with graduate development and employment programs for up and coming engineers. We are actively involved in community based projects and support local charities across all areas in Fiji.
Part of the specialist services we offer our clients locally includes Ecologically Sustainable Design Initiatives led by our Group Building Services Manager and office manager who is a Green Star Accredited Professional with the Australian Green Building Council.
Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) seeks to create buildings that lessen the environmental impacts of the built environment, that save money, and that result in healthier environments in which to live, work and learn. Achieving this relies on the whole life cycle of a building – its design, construction, commissioning, operation and eventual deconstruction – being considered from the earliest project stages.
Buildings that embrace this approach are often called ‘Green Buildings’. The design of a green building involves selecting the most appropriate of these ESD initiatives as well as others that may arise, to create a cost effective, high performance, healthy building.
The inclusion of ESD principles in the building planning and design offers the benefits of an enhanced working environment, improved quality of life and customer satisfaction with the provision of:
- Building flexibility and the potential to cater for user changes in the future
- Desirable natural and social environments
- Efficient use of resources and energy
This service can be offered if required to provide value to the project and ensure a “Green building” is adopted during the pre-planning and planning phases.
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Papua New Guinea
Kramer Ausenco Papua New Guinea is located in the nation’s capital, Port Moresby. The firm was established by eminent PNG engineer, Frank Kramer, in 1978. Then under the name Cameron McNamara Kramer, it was PNG’s first home-grown engineering and project management practice. It is now PNG’s largest engineering services business.
Our expertise in civil engineering, surveying, structural engineering, building services, CAD services, project management and construction management, have enabled us to successfully bid for many large projects within Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.
We have been responsible for the engineering of many of the major buildings in Port Moresby. These include the Revenue Haus, Morauta Haus, Vulupindi Haus, Windward Apartments – Stage 1 some 20 years ago and Stage 2 completed 2014, Deloitte Tower, Grand Papua Hotel and Waterfront Foodworld, to name a few. Highways, bridges, wharves and international airports are also among our projects portfolios.
Virtually all major resources companies in PNG are or were clients of Kramer Ausenco. The company was significantly involved in the development of the Lihir gold project, and also a member of the team that built the Hides gas project – PDL1 – the first hydro-carbon project in PNG.
At present, there are thirty eight personnel working for Kramer Ausenco PNG, 80% of which are Papua New Guinean Nationals.
Employees comprise of administration workers, surveyors, draftsmen/women, builders and engineers – 16 of the latter being registered members of the Institute of Engineers Papua New Guinea (IEPNG).
Kramer Ausenco’s office in Boroko in Port Moresby is where Chief Operations Officer, Bruce Nicholson, and the majority of staff operate from and where the technical work is carried out. Chief Executive Officer, Frank Kramer, works out of our Corporate Office located in Downtown Port Moresby. The many major and significant projects we are involved in however take our people all across the country.
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Kramer Group Ltd commenced operations in Samoa in 2002 and has since then, in its current iteration as Kramer Ausenco Samoa, established a proven in country record of excellence covering a diverse range of services including multi-discipline engineering, construction management, architectural design and project management.
Our office boasts a broad portfolio of projects spanning education, civil infrastructure, health, government, religious institutions, renewable energy and tourism. Many of our clients are international donor agencies such as the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank, UNDP and Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to name a few.
Our team embraces technology and in line with international industry shifts, we employ 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) software in producing our high quality documentation.
We are committed to the delivery of superior professional services and to the development of Samoa in a way that minimises negative environmental impact.
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Kramer Ausenco (Solomon Islands) Ltd has been consulting engineers in the country since it opened its doors in 1981. It is the second established office after PNG in the Kramer Ausenco group. A country mostly referred to the Happy Isles country with one thousand islands, Solomon Islands geographically poses its own engineering challenges of which Kramer Ausenco (SI) Ltd has experienced for more than 30 years.
Kramer Ausenco (Solomon Islands) Ltd has proudly provided professional services to its clients mainly in multi-disciplined engineering, project management and architectural services. It also provides Quantity Survey and Topographical Survey to its clients.
Within the engineering profession, civil, structural and building services engineering including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire (wet and dry), security and Environmentally Sustainable Design and geotechnical services have been highlighted as some of the company’s strengths as well as a continuing growth in the architectural fields which includes master plans and concept studies for clients.
The current office has a team of 14 fulltime professional and support staff and is located on the East of Honiara. There is a combination of both local and international staff and is frequently supported in country by Kramer Ausenco Fiji (Building Services) and Brisbane Corporate Offices on its major projects. The office is equipped with the latest computerised technology and also has the latest internal software packages for draughting, structural engineering modelling and architectural 3D rendering design.
The office prides itself in focusing on client’s needs and provides innovative ideas and solutions to both local and internal clients. Its strength with respect to understanding clients local challenges and dovetailing this with internal standards ensures that the services offered to our clients is fit for purpose whilst meeting internal standard and practice.
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The company was first registered in Tonga in 1985 as “Riedel & Byrne Consulting Engineers”. In 1992 the name was changed to “Kinhill Riedel & Byrne” until 1995. From 1996 to 2000 the company was known as “Kinhill Kramer” and again from 2001 to 2009 the company was known as “Kramer Group”. From 2010 until now the company is known as “Kramer Ausenco (Tonga) Ltd”. With all these names changes over the years, the Entity remains the same.
Kramer Ausenco (Tonga) Ltd is a registered Tonga company employing international and local professionals and has significant experience in various Tongan civil engineering and architectural projects.
We can provide full service project consulting and development. The combined experiences of our in-house team of specialists gives the company a strong background in planning, design and construction supervision. Our services in planning and design in architectural, civil and structural engineering and surveying supported by our wider group Project Management and Building Services expertise (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire (wet and dry), security and Environmentally Sustainable Design) provides a single point of contact for resources, knowledge and experience to give our clients a strong business relationship they can count on.
We design and manage all stages of each project, from the planning phase of a project through to construction, delivery and operations and maintenance. We work with a talented team of professionals, technical and support staff to provide integral well thought out solutions which meet the expectations and budget of our clients.
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Our organization has been a resident in Port Vila, Vanuatu for over 30 years. As an engineering company we have witnessed the development of Vanuatu and have been apart of some of the major projects that has turned the nation into what it is today. In 30 years, the landscape of Vanuatu has completely changed and in another 5 years, it will be much different once again. The country is evolving, and we are evolving with it.
We have been involved in some of the most significant projects in Vanuatu. We delivered the Vanuatu Secondary Schools Extension Project (VSSEP) and engineered secondary schools across Vanuatu; we were the designers of the Grand Casino Hotel, a design that is still one of the most prevalent tourist hotels in Port Vila; we worked on the MCA project which was a project that defined a lot of the Vanuatu major road infrastructure you see today. If it was built in Vanuatu, Kramer Ausenco was most likely involved. It is to this end Kramer Ausenco recognizes itself as the leading and most experienced consulting engineering and project management firm in the Pacific Islands and more specifically Vanuatu.
As people, Kramer Ausenco employees have been part of the community for just as long. We have built families here, immersed ourselves in the culture and have embraced the Ni-Vanuatu way of life. We have supported the community over the years taking a great interest in seeing that our success as a company has been reciprocated back into the community. Initiatives such as sponsoring events, schools and individuals as well as employing and up skilling Ni-Vanuatu people to become pillars of our business, highlights our commitment to Vanuatu.
What is largely unknown to a lot of our Clients is Kramer Ausenco’s diverse capability and service offering. In recent years, our Port Vila office has provided structural, civil, building services, architecture, and project management services to Clients across all of Vanuatu. Historically however, Kramer Ausenco’s services have been much more diverse; from small residential housing cyclone certifications to engineering/project management of large infrastructure projects in various sectors including maritime, aviation and mining. More and more now we are seeing a need for a diverse range of service offerings and with our wide network across the Pacific we believe we are the one stop shop for all engineering and project management in Vanuatu.
Kramer Ausenco Vanuatu is led by Jay Jameson who is only one of a few, if not the only Chartered Professional Engineer in Port Vila. Jay is supported by an impressive team of local and expatriate engineers/architects/project managers and technicians, each brining highly valued skillsets in-country. What we try and deliver in Port Vila is solutions to our Clients. We are an engineering and project management company however we believe in assisting Clients through the entire project lifecycle. From the very first seed of an investment idea to the operations of a fully functioning asset, we know how to do business in Vanuatu and we can offer our knowledge to add Value to your projects.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your business in Vanuatu today.
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