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President’s Message

Welcome to the Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) 2014 Year Book/Directory.

This is an excellent reference for all APIA members.

This Directory contains full details of all APIA members, including their company capabilities.

There is also a list of key personnel, as well as a useful categorised list of the members: owners, construction contractors, engineering companies, suppliers, service providers and individual members.

Our Annual Convention in 2013 was another exceptional event, continuing the tradition of enthusiastic member participation and an excellent platform for networking and exchange of information.

2013 was a year of major activity for APIA:

  • The APIA Gas Policy was released. This document has provided a clear outline of the challenges and opportunities for natural gas in Australia and has ensured that APIA is a major part of the national debate on the future of gas in Australia. Increased media mentions and appearances highlight APIA’s achievement in becoming part of the energy debate in Australia.
  • A major fatigue management study was undertaken. The recommendations from this study provide excellent guidance for our industry as well as other industries that require longer working cycles in difficult or distant locations.
  • The Health Safety and Environment Committee released the latest version of the Code of Environmental Practice. Stakeholder Guidelines are expected to be developed during 2014.
  • The Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre continues to undertake critical research in collaboration with international research institutes. The international pipeline research community’s biennial tri-partite research conference (the Joint Technical Meeting) was held in Sydney in 2013, and was a great success.
  • The Young Pipeliners Forum (YPF) continues to lead other industries – and APIA – in the development of mentoring programs and opportunities for young people in the industry. As well as their networking, educational and mentoring events, the YPF has now introduced a semi-formalised system where APIA’s young people mentor younger university students and help them to decide on their career direction. Clearly, this will encourage young people into our industry.
  • Training has become a new and stronger focus at the APIA secretariat. While APIA will not be a training provider, the work undertaken on the Pipeline Engineer Training Project, in particular the Competency Standards and the Guide to AS 2885, has become an excellent tool for members. Also, the APIA secretariat has increased involvement in technical training – working with government and helping to ensure that gas transmission is part of the process. The APIA library/knowledge base is now available to members and there are many other training opportunities available. During 2014, all this will be brought into one section of the APIA secretariat with the appointment of a Training Adviser.

There is a lot happening in the energy and pipeline industries.

APIA members will benefit from the significant opportunities that are continuing to develop in our sectors and the 2014 Year Book/Directory will provide you with valuable information during this busy period.

I look forward to 2014 and I also look forward to seeing members at the many APIA functions around Australia.

I am very keen to hear your views about the pipeline industry and your views about how APIA can assist your particular organisations, so please feel free to contact me, but also feel free to speak with any of the Board Members or the Secretariat.

Mark Dayman

APIA President

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