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WGPSN Hosts Breakfast at Agfab

As a very successful year comes to a close, Wood Group PSN put on a BBQ Breakfast for the staff at Agfab Engineering to acknowledge the effort and support the Agfab team has provided.

Numerous activities have been undertaken for the Wood Group during 2015 to support the required maintenance activities and contractual obligations ensuring Melbourne Water  assets remain operable.

The most recent  major works were undertaken at Yering Gorge Pump Station where a major valve failure caused serious disruption to its operational capacity.

Agfab removed the damaged 1100mm valve and associated pipe works, fabricated make-up pieces, fabricated and installed portal manholes too allow controlled Confined Space Entry access, refitted new valves and welded the new make-up pieces back into position providing a fully operational system back to Melbourne Water.

The preparation for the works was complex and required significant interaction between Agfab – WGPSN - Melbourne Water to ensure SWMS, Isolation plans (some 95 isolations) and access protocals to this secured site were undertaken in an organised manor, the collective outcome was a compliment to all involved.


Toolbox Breakfast 16-12-2015

Darren Rigg WGPSN Mechanical Supervisor Water Supply (Centre Left)

Alan Nield Agfab General Manager (Centre right)




WIOA Conference 2015

WIOA conference

Left- Peter Cations Client Relationship Manager , Right – John Frattin Managing Director

The WIOA conference (Water Industry Operations Association) continues to grow with 180 companies represented this year , 140 exhibits and 1375 regisatrations across the two days.

The Agfab exhibit rasied a high level of interest with many of our long term industry colleagues and clients, many of the pictorials were easily identified by the onlookers, it also provided an opportunity for various suppliers to hold discussions regardig opportunities for Agfab to support installation of various technical equipment where the suppliers do not have that capacity.

The one stop shop capacity which Agfab has established now allows Manufacture – Mechanical  – Electrical  – Civil to be undertaken to assist various others as required.

Engineering has many forms

Well as promised, the real deal in action Xmas 2015

Santa and his Reindeer in action

Check out the link above to see the end result of a lot of work to acheive the desired outcome, the client is very happy with the finished product.

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Not all engineering  is about structural design, complicated drawings, specifications and the likes, sometimes its just a matter of working out how to make it work.

Pictured above, John Frattin, Agfab Manging Director keeps his hand in with an unusual project for a local producer from Werribee South.  The challange, to work out how to motorise eight reindeer connected to a Santa Sleigh and then mount on the roof of the clients house. More news to come after the installation.

Agfab supports youth employment


In the uncertain times in some industrial sectors Agfab has continued to commit to the underpinning of its skilled workforce by engaging a further two apprentices for 2015, Matt Blake and Connor Giles have been employed as Apprentice Fitter and Turner and Boilermaker respectively.


Pictured above

John Frattin (Managing Director)  Hu Burt Gay 3rd year Boilermaker, Paul Cavka 2nd Year Fitter & Turner,  Matt + Connor, Alan Nield (General Manger)

Even at this early stage, both have become exposed to the somewhat daunting variety of works undertaken by Agfab, the variety and complexity provides a huge opportunity over time for these young fellows to develop a high level skills which contributes to Agfab Engineering’s capacity to meet the ever increasing needs of clients and the provision of innovative solutions.


Panel Success at Barwon Water

Construction Panel Member

Agfab Engineering was recently selected by Barwon Water as a panel member for Pump Station Construction, Agfab has worked hard to establish the company as a quality provider of services to Barwon Water and will continue to expand our capacity to deliver an even broarder range of works.