Victoria Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva
Victoria Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips
Victorian Environmental Solutions Firm Cements Project With Major Indian Business
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva and Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced that Victorian environmental solutions firm OTEK Australia has won a contract with one of India’s largest businesses.
Mr. Dalla-Riva said OTEK’s reputation for carrying out challenging work in environmentally sensitive areas helped it win the contract with Essar for a fuel system installation at a new airport in Papua New Guinea.
“The project will provide significant strategic benefits to both parties, showcasing Victoria’s strengths in innovative and clean technology solutions.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.
“Essar is one of India’s largest businesses and specialises in oil and gas, power, steel, building and telecommunications and the project with OTEK will be an excellent vehicle to commercialise Victorian clean technology globally.”
“Victoria’s clean technology industry is internationally competitive and offers innovative products and services and opportunities for partnerships and investment.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.
The Papua New Guinea airport project is complex and has required OTEK to develop a series of new solutions to ensure the installation is clean and safe.
The project will be managed out of Victoria with ten specialists running the operational activities.
OTEK began operations in Melbourne 20 years ago and is now one of Australia’s leading environmental and engineering innovative solutions firms with offices located across Australia and in China.
The company provides quality and practical environmental solutions to the petroleum, chemical, agricultural, communication, utility, defence, aviation, transport, marine, manufacturing and mining industries.
Mr. Rich-Phillips welcomed the new partnership between OTEK and Essar.
“This collaboration is important in positioning Victoria as a leader in innovative clean technology solutions.” Mr. Rich-Phillips said.
The announcement comes as Victoria’s largest-ever trade mission to India has been attended by more than 200 Victorian companies to boost Victoria’s two-way trade and investment relationship with India.
Mr. Dalla-Riva said the Super Trade Mission strengthened Victoria’s investment relationship with India and would generate substantial new opportunities for both economies, as well as additional exports and jobs for Victoria.