Mining and Energy Services

A mining destination

South Australia is one of the most attractive regions in the world for minerals and energy resources and the South Australian Government is committed to ensuring major projects are linked to local companies with appropriate capabilities.

Tonsley is a hub of this activity, with education facilities focused on skills and training, as well as companies that service this sector.

  • South Australia is a globally significant copper, uranium and zircon producer with increasing production of iron ore.
  • South Australia has 80% of Australia’s identified uranium resources and 23% of the world’s uranium resources.
  • South Australia is home to Australia’s largest onshore oil and gas province.
  • South Australia has world-leading minerals and energy assets – ranked as Australia’s number one low-risk resource investment destination.

A definition

There are strong relationships between high-value manufacturing industries and the needs of the mining and energy services sector.

The manufacturing sector can capitalise on the available technology capabilities that are linked to the resources sector such as engineering, design, project management, fabrication, mining equipment, information technology, simulation and through-life engineering support.

Examples include:

  • remote mining technology
  • unconventional gas and petroleum industries services
  • automation and precision engineering.
"Tonsley was a real draw for us as a location to build the only torque laboratory of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Innovation and technology are at the core of everything we do, so being part of this community was a perfect alignment for us."
Simon TimmsManaging Director, Radical Torque Solutions