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Kym Bennie

As a Senior Projects Engineer, Kym is directly responsible for the engineering solutions, budgeting, management and delivery for a variety of projects throughout Whyalla and the Eyre Peninsula.

Kym has over 12 years of experience in the management and delivery of complex electrical installations and control systems in many different industries and market sectors. Kym is based in SAGE’s Whyalla office, where he has been involved in Mining, Manufacturing, Heavy Industrial Solutions, Utilities and Infrastructure projects.

 

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Local knowledge, specialist expertise

Joining SAGE as a graduate engineer in 2008, Kym’s local knowledge of the Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula region means he understands the unique challenges, as well as the opportunities for improving your business.

After a period with SAGE in the Northern Territory branch and returning to Whyalla in 2019, Kym brings a wealth of experience with control system modifications and upgrades for major energy and water projects, working as the project manager and technical lead. Kym’s extensive project experience also extends to resources, infrastructure and general manufacturing sectors.

Assisting with:

  • Onsite emergency breakdown support
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Optimising asset performance
  • Providing scope-of-works and front-end engineering design
  • Electrical design


  • Control system design, installation and commissioning
  • Site risk and safety audits, and standards compliance checks
  • Client liaison, engineering support and project management, including on large-scale projects
  • Site management

Delivering for local, regional projects

For more than 25 years, SAGE Automation has delivered certainty for regional Australia. Delivering on a local level with national support, our project capability ensures significant gains for clients in efficiency, safety, cost savings, quality and performance. From solar farms to steelworks, wineries to weigh stations, we have a strong history of bringing the best thinking to regional projects. We’re excited to continue collaborating with local businesses.

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1 Whyalla, SA: Liberty GFG steelworks

SAGE has undertaken various projects and ongoing service support for Whyalla’s iconic steel works, since 2000.

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2 Ceduna, SA: Automated road-side signage solution

SAGE designed and delivered an automated signage solution for the remote Ceduna and Yamba fruit fly and weigh stations, to provide efficiency to the weigh station’s operation and
flexibility to expand the system with additional signage in the future.

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3 Moorook to Swan Reach: SAPLC upgrade

PLC installation across 10 regional Water Treatment plants in regional communities from Moorook to Swan Reach receive their water from local Water Treatment Plants (WTP) which take water from the River Murray and process it into clean, safe drinking water.

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4 Mount Gambier, SA: Timber mill

SAGE completed multiple projects involving design, manufacture, installation and commissioning for chipper canter controls and motion control systems, as well as twin band saw electrical and control system upgrades.

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5 Coonawarra, SA: Automation system upgrade

SAGE has worked with a local winery for a number of years, recent work includes delivering an automation system upgrade for the winery’s sweeping arm fermenters, implementation of
Ignition SCADA and a refrigeration control system upgrade.

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6 Multiple locations, SA: Bulk Grain Handling

Turnkey electrical upgrades to Viterra’s bulk grain storage and handling facilities at Gladstone, Tailem Bend, Crystal Brook and Port Lincoln.

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7 Port Augusta, SA: Solar powered greenhouse

Design and construction of the heliostat power distribution and communication enclosure for the innovative solar powered Sundrop Farms greenhouse.

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8 Mildura, VIC

Electrical rebuild of the Mildura Fruit Juices Australia crushing and processing plant following a fire.

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9 Lara, VIC: Explosives Manufacturing Facility

SAGE delivered the controls and automation for Chemring Australia, the first countermeasures manufacturing plant in the southern hemisphere.

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10 Warnambool, VIC

Automation for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter’s new dairy processing facility.

Grow and improve your business

Your local contact backed by the wider SAGE Group offering, Kym helps deliver certainty with every project.

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Speak to SAGE about:

  • Production materials tracing, supply chain traceability and monitoring
  • Plant and equipment improvements or upgrades
  • Remote access to systems, ensuring repairs can be carried out when you
    don’t have someone on site
  • Training and upskilling in PLC, SCADA and instrumentation for your in-house electricians
  • Control system audits and project management
  • Shift coverage for those times you’re caught short

Contact Kym Bennie

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Kym Bennie
Senior Projects Engineer
Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 

 

+61 418547896
Kym.Bennie@sageautomation.com