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Another NECA Excellence Award for O’Donnell Griffin – for the ACT team


O’Donnell Griffin takes top prize for second year running at NECA SA Excellence Awards



National Recognition for O’Donnell Griffin with NECA Safety Award

Following on from their State NECA Award win, the Victorian O’Donnell Griffin team were awarded with the National Occupational Health and Safety Award at last week’s gala dinner in Melbourne. The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is the peak industry body that represents the best interests of the electrical and communications contracting industry in Australia. The NECA Awards recognise the best in electrical and communications projects in Australia.


O’Donnell Griffin completes alternative energy projects safely - on time and on budget

Electrical and communications engineering specialist O’Donnell Griffin recently completed two electrical installation projects at geothermal power stations in New Zealand, finishing both jobs on time, on budget and with zero lost time injuries.


O’Donnell Griffin rewarded for excellence with multiple NECA Award wins

Electrical engineering and communications specialist O’Donnell Griffin has reinforced its position as an industry leader winning nine titles across four states in the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Awards. These industry award wins demonstrate the company’s commitment to quality, training, innovation and safety across projects of all sizes.


ATP project off to a flying start

On Saturday 11th June the ATP (Automatic Train Protection) Main North Project kicked off on site with a weekend possession. Despite atrocious weather conditions they achieved their target of installing 76 ATP Balises on the tracks between Gosford and Warnervale, plus a small amount of cable trenching.


Geothermal power solutions

O’Donnell Griffin projects involving geothermal power demonstrate the company’s support for sustainable energy options.


Rail electrification vital for positive transport future

Federal and State governments are beginning to take up the challenge of rail electrification.


O'Donnell Griffin creates benchmark with Mongolian mine

A benchmark coal wash plant in the new mining hotspot of Mongolia has hit the ‘lights on’ stage with the help of nine Australian electrical engineers.


Healthy returns for hospitals

A more efficient approach to energy consumption will allow hospitals to put more of their tightly contested budget into other priority areas.


Solar installs at record levels

National installer hits milestone of 10,000 rooftop installations.


KiwiRail launches new electric services

O’Donnell Griffin upgrade of NZ rail running on time and on budget


O’Donnell Griffin charged with installing clean car infrastructure solution

One of the great unanswered questions of electric motoring has been where and how drivers can recharge their cars.



1 Million man hours free of lost time injury at O’Donnell Griffin WA

O’Donnell Griffin employees work under the most demanding conditions in terms of maintaining safety. In Western Australia, part of those conditions are extreme temperatures and rugged conditions as O’Donnell Griffin carries out electrical and communications engineering contracts at remote sites in the state’s north-west, as well as metropolitan locations.


Power Generation market diversifying and growing

The commercial renewable power generation market has received a huge injection of faith with the Australian Greens’ rise to power in the recent federal election, says CEO of O’Donnell Griffin, Mr David Rafter. He explains here how this emergence of ‘green’ policy muscle, combined with the growing pressure on a carbon price, offers the greatest opportunities yet to the commercial power generation industry to win by going green.


Faced with the challenge of reducing your running costs?

Increasing pressures to measure, manage and mitigate carbon emissions, along with ongoing expectations to keep running costs to a minimum is challenging for any building owner – but Haden and O’Donnell Griffin have the expertise, technology and resources to tune your Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Electrical systems and reduce your building’s energy consumption.


Connect with us

To keep you updated on key industry trends we have introduced ‘CONNECT’ – a new magazine covering the latest developments in engineering construction in Australia and New Zealand.


Rail opportunities in Australia green up with election result

With the Australian Greens holding the balance of power in the Senate from July 2011, the national rail market is poised for a tremendous injection of Federal Government policy and funding – especially for the renewal of public transport systems.


O’Donnell Griffin and Haden win NZ Employer Support Award

Haden and O’Donnell Griffin in Tauranga is the winner of the Regional Award from Territorial Force Employer Support Committee, in 2010, for the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.


O'Donnell Griffin grows mine-to-port business

The past year has seen electrical and communications engineering group O’Donnell Griffin consolidate its presence nationally in the mine-to-port sector, says O’Donnell Griffin Executive General Manager for Rail, Mr Peter Winder.


O'Donnell Griffin lauch pre-summer check campaign

Unpredictable peak summer power loads, higher temperatures and humidity can play havoc with your and power supplies. So as summer approaches, it is important to check the performance of your electrical systems and standby generators. You need assurance that your facility is able to avoid peak load downtime.


Huge opportunities in PV and commercial solar

With the commercial solar market poised on the threshold of dramatic growth and the consolidation of the domestic photovoltaic market in Australia, now is the time for power industry companies to assess the means and systems they have to meet the demand, according to industry expert Andrew Cross


O'Donnell Griffin - Rail up and running in Hong Kong

O’Donnell Griffin - Rail Hong Kong has made its first executive appointment in Asia with the recruitment of leading rail engineer Mr Chuck Yeung.


Signalling is key to meeting billion-dollar growth in Rail sector

Train networks need precise scheduling and impeccable signalling communications systems in order to operate efficiently and safely. These systems determine the numbers of trains, type of rolling stock and the kind of technology that controls the movements and frequency of trains on the track.


Canberra airport expansion powers up

Canberra Airport’s $360 million “AirVolution” program is powering up with critical electrical and communications delivery works approaching completion.


O'Donnell Griffin apprentice wins prestigious awards

James Pitts, of O’Donnell Griffin, has won both Industrial Apprentice of the Year in the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Apprentice Awards in Victoria, as well as NECA’s inaugural overall state Apprentice of the Year award


Change in name brings renewed commitment

Some of the world’s most recognisable brands were once known by a very different name. These changes can occur for a variety of reasons including signalling to customers an even better offering. It’s for exactly this reason that we’re making some changes over the coming months.


O'Donnell Griffin wins third Perth Solar City solar contract

Engineering group O’Donnell Griffin has been awarded a major solar commercial generation contract at Perth Zoo by SunPower Corporation. The installation is an iconic solar project for Perth Solar City, part of the Australian Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program, and is the third Solar City contract the company has been awarded by SunPower.


Light Rail a mover in urban areas

With the enormous pressure on Australia’s transport infrastructure to be upgraded and extended, especially in rail, there is an opportunity to investigate seriously the option of ‘light rail.’


Federal Budget opens the door to private sector access to infrastructure investment

Perhaps the most important news to come out of the Federal Government’s 2010 Budget papers was not the headline grabbing $1 billion for freight rail efficiency but the acknowledgement that private sector investment is required.


Advice on how to spend a $300bn global budget for Rail

An estimated $US 300 billion will be spent globally on rail upgrades, network extensions and building new infrastructure between 2008 and 2013 (2008 Morgan Stanley).


O'Donnell Griffin has two solar wins in WA

The West Australian division of engineering group O’Donnell Griffin announced today its awarding of two major solar generation contracts by SunPower Corporation in the commercial sector. Each installation is an iconic solar project for Perth Solar City, which is part of the Federal Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program.


Alliance contracting gains pace in major rail projects

The use of alliance-style contracting is gaining momentum both in Australia and globally for large scale infrastructure projects.


$60bn high speed train gains on plane

It seems astonishing that at a time when the rest of the developed world is embracing high speed rail (HSR) networks to resolve air and road traffic congestion, Australia is yet to embrace it as a serious transport option


Climate change real? The export market's already decided

Matt Shorten, Managing Director of Balance Carbon, has a message for business: establish and implement an emissions management strategy now or pay spiralling costs in the decades to come. In short, he says, businesses can no longer afford to hesitate in creating changes to meet the increasing pressures associated with an imminent carbon price across the Australian economy.


O'Donnell Griffin Apprentice Program Success

Engineering company O’Donnell Griffin’s commitment to apprenticeships and the strengthening of its national training programs has received recognition in a round of five recent industry awards.


O'Donnell Griffin installs low emission back up power systems at Sydney Harbour YHA

Engineering company O’Donnell Griffin has just completed installing the supplementary power supply for the new $25 million Sydney Harbour YHA hostel and archaeological centre in central Sydney



New Appointments: Steve Crisp and Belinda Leyland

Norfolk Group Limited (ASX: NFK) subsidiary, O’Donnell Griffin (ODG), announces the appointments of Steve Crisp as Estimating Manager – Western Australia, and Belinda Leyland as Contracts Manager – Western Australia.


Rail Infrastructure spending on track but warning light flashing

After decades of neglect the national rail infrastructure is now about to be the recipient of $4.5 billion of funding from the Federal Government.


ODG Rail wins $96.5m signalling contract

Electrical engineering group O’Donnell Griffin (ODG), part of Norfolk Group Ltd (ASX: NFK), has been awarded a $96.5 million rail signalling contract for work on BHP Billiton’s Rapid Growth Project 5.


ODG Rail increases offshore recruiting due to new business

The ongoing business opportunities of electrical engineering group O’Donnell Griffin (ODG), part of Norfolk Group Ltd (ASX: NFK), has seen it strengthen its already active recruitment drive offshore.


ODG Rail adds $96.5m to mine-to-market business

The ongoing delivery record of electrical engineering group O’Donnell Griffin (ODG), part of Norfolk Group Ltd (ASX: NFK), has seen it consolidate its presence nationally as a strong mine-to-market player, according to ODG WA State Manager, Blair Smith.


ODG Powers new Canberra Airport Terminal

Electrical engineering company O’Donnell Griffin has been appointed to undertake the $19.4 million “backbone” electrical works at Canberra Airport.


O'Donnell Griffin completes major electrical upgrade at Warragamba Dam

A substantial upgrade of ageing electrical systems at Warragamba Dam, Sydney’s main water supply reservoir, has just been successfully completed by electrical engineering company O’Donnell Griffin.


New RECS Scheme and Solar Credits now on - Don't be afraid of RECS but watch the fine print...


Industrial technology upgrade wins Electrical Excellence Award

A technological upgrade for the Viridian glass coating plant in Dandenong has been recognised at the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Victoria Excellence Awards announced in Melbourne on 10 July. Electrical contractor O’Donnell Griffin won the Industrial Award for its electrical installation at the Viridian plant.


Eyes of the world on Novo Rail Alliance Program

The eyes of the engineering world are on Novo Rail and its unique adaption of alliancing to deliver a $1 billion RailCorp program of essential rail infrastructure upgrades across the Sydney network.


Jobs shortage remains in the Rail Industry

A recent report by HR consultancy Infohrm found Australia’s rail industry investment was being threatened by 40% of employees approaching retirement age and a dearth of training over the past 20 years.


Central body needed to co-ordinate major upgrades of freight lines

A central body needs to be established to bring Australia’s rail freight network up to speed and to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities available.


Investment continues in Rail despit Global Financial Crisis

Whilst the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has forced the postponement of some of Australia’s planned rail infrastructure investment for 2009-2010, the majority appears to still be on track, according to O’Donnell Griffin Chief Executive (Acting), Mr Enrico Pecora.


New Appointment: Max Rowe to head O'Donnell Griffin Victoria

Norfolk Group Limited (ASX: NFK) subsidiary, O’Donnell Griffin (ODG), announced today it had appointed Max Rowe as State Manager Victoria.



Solar installer can meet rush in 2009

Consumers expected to flood orders before solar rebate finishes


Origin Energy partners with O’Donnell Griffin to drive streamlined ‘domestic’ solar energy solution

Origin Energy, Australia's largest retailer of residential solar energy systems, has recently appointed O'Donnell Griffin, part of the Norfolk Group (ASX:NFK), to drive the installation of its streamlined domestic solar energy solution across homes in SA, WA and NSW.


Norfolk Group and Alliance Partners nominated as preferred proponent for $1 billion RailCorp Program

Norfolk Group Limited (ASX: NFK) subsidiary O’Donnell Griffin, along with alliance partners Laing O’Rourke and Connell Wagner, have been nominated as the preferred proponent for the RailCorp Program Alliance (RPA) valued at up to $1 billion, by Rail Corporation New South Wales (RailCorp) and the NSW State Government.


Is the Second Golden Age of Rail Upon Us?

A specialist in Australia’s rail infrastructure industry forecasts over $20 billion worth of major project investment opportunities in the industry in the next two decades.


O’Donnell Griffin Creates Global Recruitment Drive, Boosts Domestic Intake

The national skills shortage in the electrical and rail infrastructure industries has led to electrical engineering group O’Donnell Griffin launching a global recruitment drive to support its ongoing business growth.


Very Fast Trains’ possible green solution to Australian mass transport challenges

The latest generation Very Fast Trains (VFT) are the long-term solution to mass passenger transport issues such as carbon emissions, capacity problems and rocketing fuel prices, according to leading Australian rail expert Mr Francis Dwornik.


O’Donnell Griffin Grows in Generation-To-Consumption Power Market - Investment opportunities in powe

The Australian power industry is going through a period of massive investment that requires companies to provide a complete solution, from the generation of power through to its efficient delivery into homes and businesses.


O’Donnell Griffin Wins $23 Million of New Contracts at Dalrymple Bay

Leading electrical engineering group O’Donnell Griffin (ODG), part of Norfolk Group Ltd. (ASX: NFK), continues to expand its role in the $1.2 billion Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal redevelopment with the winning of two new contracts totalling almost $23 million at the site.


ODG Completes Electrical Infrastructure for SSR Project in Perth

Leading rail infrastructure company O’Donnell Griffin (ODG) has completed the critical electrical infrastructure for Australia’s largest new rail line – Perth’s $1.56 billion Southern Suburbs Rail Project.


ANZ Docklands

O’Donnell Griffin has recently begun work on the ANZ Docklands building in Melbourne.


South Australian Conservator

O’Donnell Griffin South Australia are set to supply and install all electrical services including Security, Data and Voice to the 18 storey conservatory building located in Adelaide CBD



ODG Win NECA Award

O’Donnell Griffin ACT have won a second successive National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) state award for their work on the Canberra Hospital Medical Records and Data Centre.


ODG Commended on South Australia and Victoria

O’Donnell Griffin South Australia and Victoria have both recently received National Electrical and Communications (NECA) Certificates of Commendation for projects they have worked on.


ODG Parent Company Norfolk lists on the ASX

Norfolk, the parent company of O’Donnell Griffin, successfully listed on the ASX on the 27th of July. This is another milestone in the companies’ long term growth and development strategy.


South Improvement Alliance Update

The Melbourne to Sydney rail corridor upgrade is one of the largest rail projects of its kind in Australia. O’Donnell Griffin, part of the South Improvement Alliance, has successfully completed the installation of the signalling systems at Junee which has seen the Train Control Consolidation Commission (TCC) project pass the halfway mark.


On Target in Dalrymple Bay

O’Donnell Griffin is up to date in its involvement in the $1 billion upgrade of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Project, south of Mackay in Queensland.


Warragamba Dam – Still Going Strong

More than a year after being awarded the contract from the Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA) for the complete upgrade of Warragamba Dam’s electrical infrastructure, major progress has been made with this $20 million project.


Australian National University

After successfully completing the first stage of the project in 2006, O’Donnell Griffin ACT was recently awarded the contract for the electrical services installation at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Stage 2, at the Australian National University.