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We understand the unique and cyclical challenges the energy and resources sector faces, and work with clients across the supply chain to take advantage of government investment into the sector, while also preparing for technological changes or potential lulls in activity.
An appetite for alternative energy generation and storage
From large scale renewables to home-scale energy generation, 2017 was a record year in terms of investment in alternative energy generation and storage. Australia saw 50 large-scale renewable energy projects either actively under construction or securing financial commitment. These projects are expected to lead to 4670 MW of new generation capacity and more than 5440 new direct jobs around the nation.
We work with clients to navigate funding options and develop strategic business frameworks to help them succeed. In 2017 we worked with global renewable energy developer, Windlab Limited who secured government funding from Clean Energy Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency to develop the groundbreaking $160m Kennedy Energy Park in Queensland.
The increased investment in alternative and renewable energy also bodes well for the mining industry spurring demand for iron ore, silicon and aluminum. We’re also seeing an uptick in exploration for alternative metals – particularly lithium, a core material for battery storage.
Growth opportunities through project development and M&A
Market conditions are favourable across the broad energy and resources sector and provide opportunities for growth, through project development and transactions. We have been pleased to see Dacian Gold and Gascoyne Resources, two long standing clients, commence production in 2018 and look forward to continuing to support their growth.
Our team provides comprehensive service support, with a suite of integrated services across audit, accounting, tax and financial advisory.
We leverage our connections across the industry to add value and assist our clients to grow. This includes introducing project opportunities, matching joint venture partners and identifying alternative fund raising opportunities. And we foster strong relationships with industry and regulatory bodies, ensuring we stay abreast of industry changes to provide meaningful and relevant advice to our clients.