BRISBANE, QLD AUSTRALIA: December 6, 2023, marked the official launch of a new facility for TGOOD Australia, a local supplier in Australia’s power transmission and distribution market.
TGOOD Australia’s CEO, Chris Ball, along with the Honourable Mick de Brenni and Josh Lyons officially opened TGOOD Australia’s new manufacturing facility at 45 Shettleston St, Rocklea.
Photo by TGOOD Australia
Queenslander Chris Ball is a business graduate of James Cook University. He enjoyed a dynamic career with Shell Australia, GE Energy and Siemens before incorporating TGOOD Australia Pty Ltd in 2015.
TGOOD manufactures and engineers critical substation equipment for power utilities, renewable energy, mining and infrastructure. The TGOOD head office is in Loganholme and has 16 full time staff. With the acceleration of renewable and BESS projects, TGOOD Australia is in growth mode. They recently provided all of the critical pre-fabricated substation equipment on the Chinchilla BESS project with the end client being CS Energy.
The TGOOD team is now busy executing many more BESS substation projects, including Western Downs BESS (CS Energy), Greenbank BESS (Neon), Collie BESS in WA; and multiple Endeavour Energy high voltage systems. TGOOD also supports multiple industrial scale solar substations throughout Australia. TGOOD Australia’s Queensland-based team is involved in the government-backed Queensland energy transition and also contributes its engineering talents to other states around Australia.
The new TGOOD Australia facility in Rocklea caters for expansion with the assembly and commissioning of their pre-fabricated substations with industry-leading manufacturing times. TGOOD’s new facility will help bring a total of 30 Queensland jobs to the TGOOD Australia business.
Chris Ball is a strong advocate of helping contribute to the skill pool and personally created a graduate program in 2018. TGOOD Australia’s graduate program helps university (electrical engineering) graduates gain critical experience in the engineering field while also getting them to complete an electrical apprenticeship. “This provides them experience and a multi-disciplinary qualification at the end of the program and adds capability to the Australian skill pool” he said.
Chris Ball said, ‘I have just employed another two new graduate engineers, one female and one male. I am also focused on reaching my company’s diversity target of a 50:50 female:male ratio by 2025. I have a simple view on gender equality: a balanced team gives balanced results. Small-medium business in Australia is hard and I think what I am doing in QLD is worth celebrating.’
TGOOD OFFERS TURNKEY SOLUTIONS INCLUDING:
- Pre-fabricated substations
- Compact substation kiosks
- Portable high voltage gas insulated switchgear substations
- Manufacturing and testing excellence
TGOOD’s PRODUCT RANGE INCLUDES:
- Hybrid gas insulated switchgear
- High voltage gas insulated switchgear
- Primary and secondary medium voltage switchgear
- Distribution transformers