Energy Thought Leaders Series (WA): Reduce Energy costs by investing in Energy Efficient Technologies

How to realise the energy efficiency gains available to improve bottom line performance through the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies.
Energy Thought Leaders Series (WA): Reduce Energy costs by investing in Energy Efficient Technologies

Join Engineers Australia for the Perth session of the Energy Thought Leaders Series which has been hosted across Australia over the past 12 months. The series focuses on the importance of asset management/maintenance with key themes including:

  • global and disruptive trends;
  • realising energy efficiency gains to improve bottom line performance;
  • improved safety;
  • reduced waste; and 
  • optimising efficiency and productivity.

Industry speakers will share international and local case studies to review new technologies and products that will make a signficiant impact on energy consumption.  
Presenters will exdamine how to keep asset performance at peak levels whilst reducing energy costs.

You will also hear about the new technologies, such as digital applications, that businesses are using to improve the reliability of their equipment and acheive their production goals.

After the session there will be opportunities to network with the local engineering community over light refreshments.

Register your attendance today to join the conversation and secure your seat.

Key Discussion Topics

  • Identifying maintenance improvement opportunities;
  • Promoting proactive maintenance strategies to reduce costs and increase productivity;
  • Measuring the value of new technology;
  • Collaborating with customers and suppliers to achieve and measure outcomes;
  • Reducing maintenance costs whilst optimising machine availability; and
  • Evaluating the short-term costs benefit vs the long-term bottom line impacts of maintenance decisions.


Craig Hook
Mining Business Manager, WesTrac Pty Ltd

Craig has more than 25 years of experience in management consulting and mine management roles across Australasia and North America.

Craig currently is the Mining Business Manager for WesTrac which is accountable for increasing the capability of the mining sales team to deliver value to their customers.  His role has direct accountability to deliver sales and continuous improvement projects with major owner miner customers.  Craig is coaching account managers and business unit managers to adopt and lead new business processes through the S3 transformation program

Previously, he was a Partner at Churchill Consulting leading the business improvement service with significant experience in the mining, civil and construction contracting, healthcare, utilities and agriculture sectors.

Craig has held senior mine management roles for Rio Tinto and OceanaGold.

Brett Hovingh
Manager Pilbara, Horizon Power

Brett is Horizon Power’s Manager of Capacity Management Support. Brett’s role is responsible for ensuring that Horizon Power’s electricity systems have enough capacity for the future and enable the connection of renewable energy. This role also undertakes land management, native title and heritage applications for Horizon Power.

Prior to his current role, Brett worked in the Pilbara as worked as Horizon Power’s Regional Manager of the North West Interconnected System and the Manager System Operations. Previously, Brett was the Manager Asset and Works, which lead the Asset and Works Management Team in the development and implementation of the frameworks, systems, training and processes of Asset and Works Management Plans for Horizon Power’s distribution, transmission, generation assets. This incorporates the identification and implementation of strategies that minimize the risk of asset failure and the development of work practices, compliance assessments and field based training of Horizon Power’s asset and works delivery staff. 

Brett is dedicated to regional Western Australia having lived in Esperance, Kimberly, Pilbara and Perth. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He volunteers on School Boards and enjoys the caravanning lifestyle and the odd game of Chess.

Brenden Tymensen
Senior Advisor – Industrial & Commercial, SOPAC Distributor Business Development, Mobil Oil Australia P/L

Brenden Tymensen is an Industrial Chemist and has 20 years of experience with Mobil, the last seven as a Senior Sales Advisor supporting our Fully Distributor Served Business responsible for Australia, NZ and the Pacific Islands.

Prior to that Brenden worked in Sales and Technical roles for over seven years supporting a number of customers in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Brenden started his career with Mobil in the Yarraville Technical Services Laboratory carrying out Used Oil Analysis. He was then seconded to PT Freeport Gold and Copper Mine in Indonesia to Supervise the Used Oil Laboratory on site that supported the Mining Operations, before returning to a technical role.


The University of Western Australia
Clews Lecture Theatre, Physics Building
Stirling Highway - Fairway Entrance 2 Crawley 

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Thank you to our Event Partner: 


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13 / 09 / 2017 - 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
13 / 09 / 2017 05:30 pm
The University of Western Australia
Clews Lecture Theatre, Physics building
Stirling Highway - Fairway Entrance 2
Western Australia
  • Member: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Craig Hook, WesTrac | Brett Hovingh, Horizon Power | Brenden Tymensen, Mobil Oil Australia P/L
Engineers Australia and Mobil
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Amanda Rodgers
  • Phone:
    0409 383 651
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