A dynamic Concept

Concept Tanks knows that when two companies come together in a joint venture, it creates a powerhouse of knowledge, connections and skills.

As one of Australia’s leading providers of large-scale fluid storage, Concept Tanks offers environmentally sensitive solutions to the energy, resources, waste and water sectors.

And with more than a decade of hands-on experience, Concept Tanks wasn’t after just anyone when it was looking for a joint venture partner. The company needed to find someone with as much skill, knowledge and passion as it had.

Enter Kramer Ausenco.

“The relationship between Kramer Ausenco and Concept Tanks was formed over a number of years and developed into a shared understanding and mutual respect for each other’s unique offerings,” Kramer Ausenco managing director Adam Kramer told PNG Mining.

“Kramer Ausenco has identified that there is a huge demand for innovative products and are thrilled to be partnering with Concept Tanks to offer solutions to our valued clients.”

Engineering giant Kramer offers services throughout a project’s entire lifecycle, from initial concept and design through to construction and commission across a range of industries.

With Kramer’s background in engineering and Concept Tanks’ fluid storage expertise, the stars aligned when the two entered into their partnership.

Concept Tanks is one of Australia’s leading providers of large-scale fluid storage.
Image: Concept Tanks

Concept Tanks is now looking forward to venturing into PNG with Kramer’s support.

“PNG is our newest endeavour after entering the US and Canadian markets in 2023,” Concept Tanks chief executive officer Phil Hollywood told PNG Mining.

“This expansion reflects our commitment to providing innovative fluid-management solutions on a global scale. We see PNG as a promising market with unique needs, similar to our successful ventures in other regions.”

Tanks are used in almost all areas of a mine and with so many new and planned operations making a home in PNG, there will be no shortage of work for the joint venture partners.

“Kramer Ausenco acknowledges Concept Tank’s innovative and versatile product and believes it is an answer to many water and containment issues for medium to large scale projects in various industries,” Kramer said.

“As an engineering consultancy servicing PNG for over 45 years, Kramer Ausenco can see strong potential for the partnership between these companies to offer end-to-end solutions to the various issues our clients commonly face.”

But the two companies aren’t about to lose sight of their goal to provide customers with the best possible support.

“Our mission is to help our clients and partners achieve their business and environmental objectives through the provision of innovative fluid-management solutions,” Hollywood said.

“Since 2009 our focus has been on creating a sustainable and cost-effective way to manage fluids. We have achieved this through our patented and unique modular prefabricated concrete tank design.

“And in 2023, Entacon was established as our parent company to further combine a rich legacy of expertise with a vision for future growth.”

Sustainability is also a key focus for Concept Tanks. The company fosters relationships with local communities in Australia to help drive down transport emissions and keeps its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the core of its operation.

“Rather than just supplying a tank, our focus is to supply fluid-management solutions that really benefit our clients, the communities and environment,” Hollywood said.

“We want to work closely with these stakeholders to provide the best possible sustainable solution.”

Concept Tanks is looking forward to expanding into PNG.
Image: Concept Tanks

Hollywood counts these relationships as the key to Concept Tanks’ success and is ready to welcome more as the Kramer-Concept partnership gets off the ground.

“One of the biggest advantages of our solution is that we can utilise a local supply chain to rapidly supply secure and flexible storage solutions for liquids ranging from potable water to heavily contaminated fluids, providing containment certainty to our clients,” he said.

Kramer echoed similar sentiments.

“As a PNG based company, Kramer Ausenco has an unbeatable understanding of the country’s unique landscape,” he said.

“As such, in partnership with Concept Tanks, we are ideally positioned to understand the issues companies and communities face and can offer solutions that are fit for purpose.”

This feature appeared in the June–July 2024 issue of PNG Mining.

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