Nationally recognised Wollongong business Fibre Optics Design and Construct (FODC) is being recognised this Friday by the Illawarra Innovative Industry Network (i3net).
i3net executive officer Tony Green said it was important to showcase local businesses doing great things in and outside the region.
They’ve even connected fibre on Sydney Harbour Bridge for Sydney’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworksTony Green
FODC is not only a former Illawarra Business of the Year it has won a series of national excellence awards and continues to work on some of the biggest and most important infrastructure projects in Australia.
Mr Green said Michael McKeogh and his team at Bulli were considered nationally as experts and innovators in their field of fibre optic communication and electrical services.
FODC has grown considerably since it was first established as a one man operation by Mr McKeogh in July, 2005.
It now delivers expert fibre optic design, installation, termination and testing services, as well as a full range of electrical and communications solutions in many location for many different industries.
Mr Green said FODC was so highly regarded in NSW that it had been installing and maintaining communication networks on some of Australia’s best-known infrastructure for many years.
“That includes the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Harbour Tunnel,” he said.
“They’ve even connected fibre on the bridge for Sydney’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks”.
“They also apply their expertise in NSW and Queensland mines, motorways throughout Sydney and telecommunications including Telstra and NBN projects”.
Mr McKeogh said the business has grown and diversified to the point where it is able to take on communications and electrical projects of every description “from government infrastructure, educational institutions and businesses to coal and gold mines”.
“Right now, we are working on the biggest road infrastructure project in Australia which is very exciting,” he said.
But despite taking on such big projects Mr McKeogh and his team also consider Illawarra businesses and organisations as very important.
“We always go out of our way to find the most cost-effective, tailor-made solution regardless of the project size,” he said.
From the Bulli base Mr McKeogh and his crew travel to projects all over Australia.
It has been a member of i3net since 2010.
Mr Green said a capability profile could be viewed on i3net website.