EnerMech EPS Managing Director Paul Buckley recently attended the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Asset Standards Authority Industry Briefing with other accredited Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) leaders. Also in attendance was NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, The Hon. Andrew Constance MP and TfNSW Secretary, Tim Reardon.
The briefing covered key themes including the long term partnership of the Private and Public Sectors, Strategic Vision and general update of the AEO program.
Highlighted was the record level of investment in transport, with government commitments of $68.6B for infrastructure with $38B for transport and a further $20B expected to be available from the lease of poles and wires. This significant investment will include work on roads, public transport and freight. There is a strong focus on regional NSW, with the objective of better meeting current and future needs.
At the centre of the AEO strategic vision is safety, emphasised as being paramount to the AEO model. Outstanding safety assurance is a key prerequisite in the accreditation of all AEO organisations, which aligns closely with EnerMech EPS’s commitment to best practice Health Safety and Environment performance across all projects.
Another key objective of the AEO model includes cost reduction by creating time and resource efficiencies, an area of sustained focus by EnerMech EPS to ensure the client projects are completed on time and on budget.
EnerMech EPS, one of only 57 companies who have achieved accredited AEO status, is primarily focussed on integration, testing, commissioning and maintenance within the rail asset lifecycle.
Overall, it is clear that the AEO accreditation process is focussed on providing exceptional outcomes for the public by providing value for government funding in the development of infrastructure, while also creating a sustainable working partnership between TfNSW and AEO accredited organisations. All AEO organisations were congratulated for achieving accreditation, and EnerMech EPS is proud to be involved in building a better, future NSW.