Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Ltd (scee) and Kentech have created a 50:50 Joint Venture ('KSJV') to capitalise on unprecedented levels of demand for Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) construction works for large-scale LNG projects.

The JV Agreement, which is focused on Australian onshore LNG processing facilities, is for an initial five year period with an option to extend beyond that date subject to mutual agreement.

The combined KSJV will maximise Kentech's international skills and capacity while adding scee's existing local content, significant apprentice programme and commitment to indigenous employment and training.


scee is an emerging Tier One provider of specialised electrical and instrumentation services to Australia's resources sector.

Delivering life-of-project electrical infrastructure, construction and support services to its blue-chip customers for more than 30 years, scee has a strong reputation for safety and excellence.

With approximately 1,000 employees, scee is committed to its people and has a strong focus on training and development.

scee was established in 1978 and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the code SXE.


Kentech is a leading international E&I service provider specialising in large scale oil & gas projects globally. With a heritage dating back to 1919, today Kentech employs in excess of 4,000 people globally and delivers circa 10 million man hours annually.

Over the years, Kentech has built a reputation for reliability and delivering real value based on the strong principles of hard work, expertise, a reliance on local workforce and a focus on training that ensures an impeccable HSE record.

Kentech have successfully delivered many large-scale E&I projects on some of the world's largest gas/LNG projects, including the LNG Plant as part of the Sakhalin 2 Development in Russia where they delivered 6.1 million man-hours LTI free and the AGD II (Asab Gas Development) Project in the UAE where they completed 5 million man-hours LTI free.