Our history

Since our beginning, Ausenco has achieved many important milestones. We have diversified our service offering, strengthening our capabilities and enhancing our expertise to become a leading provider of mining and oil and gas services to the global energy and resources sectors.


  • First Ausenco office opens in Brisbane, Australia


  • Second Ausenco office opens in Perth, Australia


  • Ausenco wins first African project – North Mara Gold Project, Tanzania


  • First institutional shareholders invest in Ausenco
  • Former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss is appointed Chairman 
  • Ausenco wins Sepon Copper Gold Project, Laos 
  • Ausenco receives Australian Export Award – Services 
  • Ausenco receives Engineering Excellence Award – Projects and Exports 


  • Established Ascentis, a new division delivering operations solutions to the minerals-processing industry


  • China office opens


  • Ausenco Americas office opens
  • Ausenco wins first alliance contract with Queensland Nickel (QNI) 
  • Ausenco receives Australian Engineering Excellence Award – Resource Development (with Bateman Engineering)


  • Ausenco wins first Americas projects – Mexico and Argentina 
  • Ausenco wins series of major projects – Australia, Zambia, Laos, Vietnam 
  • Listed on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) 
  • Ausenco Manila office opens
  • Ausenco receives Queensland Export Award – Services 
  • Ausenco receives Australian Export Award – Services 


  • Ausenco Bangkok office opens
  • Ausenco Vancouver office opens
  • Launched Ausenco Foundation to offer community support


  • Acquired Pipeline Systems Incorporated (PSI), Vector Engineering and Sandwell 
  • Ausenco Johannesburg office opens
  • Launched Ausenco Project Academy in partnership with Queensland University of Technology
  • Formed Ausenco Taggart CHPP joint venture


  • Created Ausenco Energy and Ausenco Program Management 
  • Acquired 50% equity in Kramer Group to form Kramer Ausenco 
  • Ausenco PSI celebrates 30 years in business


  • Received Australia Latin America Business Excellence award
  • Received Jack Holt Newcrest Mining Trophy


  • Acquired 100% of Reaction Consulting oil sands company
  • Calgary office opens
  • Formed alliance with Proxa Ltd
  • Formed Ausenco Rylson joint venture


  • Appointment of George Lloyd as Chairman
  • Acquired 100% Calgary oil sands business PROJEX Technology


  • Alliance formed with Duro Felguera (DF)
  • Competed acquisition of Ausenco Rylson


  • Ausenco privatised via a Scheme of Arrangement with RCF V.I. LP and key shareholders.