Our Experience

CNW Energy is an Australian owned distribution and supply chain manager for a range of local and international defence, infrastructure, marine, resources, and utilities projects. Our extensive industry expertise, global purchasing power, financial strength, quality suppliers, integrity, and superior service are the reasons our customers are confident they have the right partner for project success.

Excellent Service, Best Value, and the Right Advice

The skills and capabilities we’ve acquired over many years of supporting large projects enable us to provide first class supply chain solutions to the world’s biggest projects in Australia and around the globe. Every project is different so we leverage this experience to customise the best solutions for each customer. We combine global sourcing with local expertise, technical knowledge, and highly responsive management so you can be confident you are getting the best value and right advice.

Product Sourcing – Ichthys LNG (2014 – ongoing)

The $US34bn Ichthys project for the Inpex Group is one of the world’s largest and most complex projects. BCJV, a JV between CNW and Benfield Electric (JP), was formed to source, QC and supply, lighting, junction boxes, control stations, cable, cable ladder, cable glands, earthing and lightning protection.

Quality assured products with highly complex specifications were sourced from our global supply chain and network of manufacturers. We provided project and material management to supply to the Northern Territory site, fabrication yards in Thailand, the Philippines and China, as well as a platform and FPSO unit.   

Material Management – Gorgon LNG (2009 – 2017 plus ongoing electrical supply)

The Gorgon LNG plant is the largest resource project in Australia’s history. TSG, a JV between CNW, R&M Electric (UK) and Wholesale Electric (USA), was formed and CNW led the end-to-end materials management for HV cable, instrument cable and electrical bulks. Initially materials were supplied to the EPCM (Kellogg JV) constructing the LNG facility on Barrow Island (WA). It was so successful the customer extended the agreement to include the CB&I Kentz JV for all on-plant material and supply to all sub-contractors and fabrication yards in Indonesia, China and Korea. By the end of the project CNW operated under an umbrella supply agreement for all sites and subcontractors to ensure consistent product and documentation quality as well as schedule and price surety.

Assembly and Kitting – Roy Hill Mine (2014 - 2016)

CNW secured four packages of supply into the Roy Hill Iron Ore development, inclusive of conveyer and road way lighting structures, enclosures, junction boxes, cable glands and cables. One value initiative we suggested was to pre-wire lighting poles and add glands and installation prior to dispatch to a remote site, which saved hundreds of thousands of dollars and considerable time.

Accepting goods on site was also a challenge with delivery locations dispersed over 360km from the Pit to the Port. Our solution was to provide a single location where bulk product from numerous manufacturers was receipted, unpacked, and consolidated with other items required for each site section, then repacked and labelled ready for dispatch. CNW provided QA and all documentation including bills of materials and certifications ready for shipping 2,300 km to the site.

Cable management – Curtis Island LNG (2010 – 2014)

CMMS Australia, a JV between CNW and Wholesale Electric (USA), supplied electrical bulks, power cable, and instrument cable/glands packages to Bechtel for the construction and ongoing maintenance of major LNG plants on Curtis Island. We are also the MRO provider to QGC for electrical and instrumentation.

This was one of Australia’s largest capital infrastructures and we provided proficient supply and management of electrical components and products to multiple sites in the field and the fabrication yard in Batam Island, Indonesia. In cooperation with the cable manufactures CMMS provided cable management for two of the three projects. By optimising delivery of cut length to site in line with the construction schedule, CMMS enabled the EPC to reduce wasted cable and use of finite site transport and storage capacity.

Systems Integration – Aurizon (2012 – ongoing)

CNW holds the electrical consumables supply contract for Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator. Our fully integrated procurement solution enables Aurizon staff to access the customised CNW online portal from within their own procurement system. It is integrated to provide live access to contract pricing and stock availability, so Aurizon staff get a consumer style shopping experience with powerful search functions, high quality product images and cross references to Aurizon material numbers.  Once the order is complete, the shopping cart automatically transfers a purchase order from the Aurizon system and when the order is fulfilled, invoices are returned to the Aurizon system. This end-to-end transaction substantially reduces transaction costs and time.

Documentation and Quality Control – Prelude Floating LNG (2017 – ongoing)

Prelude, owned by SHELL, is the world’s largest offshore facility ever constructed and is located 430 nautical miles off the WA coast. Prelude is designed to comply with and exceed international standards for hazardous area operations.

CNW was engaged to supply portable lighting and temporary power solutions. We had to source all components, assemble, test and tag, and supply to site with objective quality evidence and certified as compliant to the international safety standards of the site. CNW prepared documentation folders for each unit which included all tech data sheets, safety data sheets and test and tag certificates.  Following factory acceptance testing, CNW packaged, labelled and dispatched crates to the Northern Territory where they were forwarded to Prelude.