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WA electrotechnology contractors celebrated in NECA Awards

Various mining and engineering companies were among the electrotechnology winners at the 2009 National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence Awards for Western Australia this month, with both Trifield Electrical Engineering and Rio Tinto taking out two of the coveted gongs.

The NECA Excellence Awards are a national showcase for electrotechnology contractors and encourage and reward excellence and professionalism within the peak industry body.

Contracting companies won NECA awards in nine different categories, including the Western Power Safety Achievement Award, the Small Contracting Business Award and the Environment and Energy Efficiency Award.

The Hon. Peter Collier MLC, Minister for Energy; Training was guest speaker at the event and acknowledged the importance of the sector to the prosperity and future of the State.

Some of the award-winners were contractors in projects spanning: law court security; luxury home automation; and stockyard and shipping. Electrotechnology contractors provided the cooling, lighting, communications and security systems for projects at public and private buildings over the last 12 months.

“What we are seeing year-on-year is a constant raising of the bar by our members. This year is no exception. There is innovation, quality workmanship, health and safety achievements and excellent examples of how good communication and project management add up to make satisfied customers and jobs well done,” said Group CEO of NECA Western Australia, Peter Tuck.

”Western Australian winners once again reflect the wide rage of industries we contribute to — retail and distribution, office fit-out and the latest in security and automation — NECA members make a difference to every aspect of modern life and continue to challenge themselves and their staff to keep at the forefront of new technologies.”

Participating NECA members underwent a tough peer review judging process to be presented with awards in nine categories, covering electrical projects valued from under $500,000 to greater than

$2 million.

Judging criteria included the quality of work on the project, management systems and technical innovation and work practices, including occupational health and safety and training.

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