Immigrating to Australia in 2000 from South Africa, Laurie settled with his family in Brisbane. During the next 9 years he worked for BCA Consultants as an associate and head of the electrical section. Laurie Joined WGE in 2010 and moved to Darwin as the Office Manager to open the new office. He has grown the Darwin office which currently offers electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, structural, fire protection and vertical transport services.
Outside of work
Outside of work Laurie and his wife enjoy the remote and wild escapes that the NT offers. With 3 sons all married and 7 grandchildren to visit whenever they return to Brisbane, it is no wonder the elusive barramundi is high on their interests.
What will you bring to a project
I will bring 33 years of relative experience in electrical services, including accommodation villages, high rise residential and commercial buildings, retail complexes, hospitals, schools, emergency generators and lightning towers in cyclone rated areas to name a few. No job is too big or too small, and my honesty, sense of humour and attention to detail will ensure that your project runs smoothly and completes successfully and on time.
- Nat.Dip.Eng Electrical
Industry accreditations / bodies
- Certificate of Business Management, AIM
- Electrical Trade Diploma
Darwin City Waterfront Precinct
Following on a similar theme to Wharf 1 this latest stage, Wharf 2, has a project value of $63 million and is the second of 4 stages planned to convert the previously bombed Darwin Harbour into an internationally recognised harbour entry to Darwin.
Comprising 3 buildings over a single level of basement carpark a relax mix of landscaped areas, sea wall, pathways and roads give access to the:
- Quayside – 8 levels of residential (70 apts) over ground level retail / cafes.
- Pavilion – 5 levels residential (37 apts) over ground level retail / cafes.
- Parkside – 5 levels mixed use, commercial, residential (30 apts) and educational offering a new business school operated by Charles Darwin University.
Completion of a 132/22/11kV reticulation for the entire Motherwell Township in South Africa and completing rural certification works for 9 major networks for over 15,000 customers for the South African Power Utility Company ESKOM.
Friendly Society Hospital
Laurie was the Electrical Project Engineer in charge of the $12 milliosn Friendly Society Hospital project. The Electrical works covered the 5 stages of development and included additional theaters, wards and a major infrastructure upgrade.
Electrical services including substations, power distribution, metering, mains and sub-mains cabling, power distribution boards, standby diesel generators , automatic fire detection and alarm systems and EWIS for the Moranbah, Dysart, The MAC Coppabella and Middlemount, Wandoan, Calliope and Ichthys Accommodation Villages.
Your client service is like a breath of fresh air. We are glad you have brought WGE to Darwin