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About Us

Company Profile

Water Engineering Group reflects the trustee company Asia Pacific Tanks Pty Ltd; and trading entities of pmt Water Engineering; Pacific Modular Tanks Co and Water Engineering (S-West) P/Ltd.

Our history commences in late 1980’s, supplying modular Water Tanks to rural and outback country Australia. In the driest inhabited continent of Australasia. We are often thought of, as the longest established company in the industry, under continual ownership.

pmt Water Engineering’s client base now includes Top 100 companies in Mining, Resources & Energy, Food & Beverage production, Bulk town-water, Hospitality and Resorts. Also, including State Government and AID/NGO Organisations.

Our specialist group now operates in the Asia-Pacific Rim and beyond to the Middle-East. With installations of tanks and filtration from the Philippines to Perth Australia and Dubai to Dubbo.
We regularly construct site-bolted tanks in what is considered, Australia’s most isolated registered workplace in a desert in the Northern Territory. Also supplying tankage into the Arabian deserts.

The client base and geographical service market has grown due to our service, competitive pricing and focused offering of water related goods and services.
However, we take pride in the depth of our retained customers and those clients who value the holistic product offering, combining cost & benefit.

What We Do

PMT Water Engineering are manufacturer’s and / or facilitators of pre-fabricated tanks, packaged water filtration and treatment and other related products and services.

We market install and service on behalf of parent company our Asia Pacific Tanks Pty Ltd and other leading manufacturers and entities.

What We Did


Papua New Guinea:

  • Principal – PNG Water Board. We acted as head contractor also, to others, subcontracted on different contracts and scopes of work.
  • 10ML “Bumayong”
    Reservoir tank and associated civils including lighting and security fencing to compound, approach road and carpark. Pipeline and outfall with road crossovers to river over one kilometre away.
    2.5ML (2) “Mt Lunaman” including civils and roadways
  • Pacific Solution,
    Tanks, water treatment and reticulation upgrade on Manus Island. For the principal I.O.M. (UN) funded by the Australian Government.
  • Multiple Tanks to
    Heineken, Coca-cola Bottlers, Schweepes and mining companies over 18 year period, with repeat contracts.



  • Principal – Public Works Department. 2 tanks for WTP facility subcontracted by NZ company to us.
  • Multiple Tanks and contracts (and repeats) over 15 year period to San Miguel Corporation and others including the Government of R.P.


Middle East:

  • Multiple contracts for various principals and clients in UAE and elsewhere.


New Zealand:

  • Multiple Tanks to local authority, commercial and dairy industry end-user clients.



  • 8ML Caltex Refinery (Caltex-Worley JV)
    For town and RO water storage including civils design
  • 9 Tanks WSN Corporation – NSW Government in Camden.
    Tankage included digesters for methane production. This state of the art plant ramping to full capacity in late 2009.
  • 2 Tanks Dalby Bio Refinery
    To produce Ethanol. Head contractor – Leightons
  • Multiple contracts throughout Murray Darling River Basin for various Local and Water authorities.
  • 5ML for WTP in Yarrawonga,
    turn key with construction on 48 piles deep driven and cast into low-load bearing, fill-soil.
  • Torres Strait & Palm Island
    Repeat contracts for most Islands under I.C.C. and Palm Island for principals ICC & PI Council with consultant superintendents Macdow and GHD depending on contract.
  • Origin Energy, C&S Energy and Millmerran PS
    Power station tankage for these 3 principals’, including repeat projects.
  • Swanbank Power Station
    We recently successfully completed, in tight shutdown timeframe, the refurbishment of a feed water tank previously supplied by others.
  • Water Corporation WA
    The principal in several joint ventures wherein we completed multiple tanks in five locations in numerous contracts. Primarily for thickened sludge processing.
  • South East Queensland Water Grid
    Principal – Qld Government and other authorities.
    We were contracted to several Joint Ventures who were responsible for both the “Purewater” Desalination Plant on the Gold Coast and network or grid pipelines. Including the “East-West” corridor.
    pmt Water Engineering supplied and installed steel tankage both for RO-production water and grid construction purposes. The latter primarily for the grid pipelines JV member Abigroup.
    We were nominated “Preferred-tenderer” for the proposed (project #125) Networks 30ML Reservoir tank at Robina by the of GCDA alliance.

Our Mission

We are customer focused in the region to offer service, technical back-up and global value for money goods and services to provide world class solutions for liquid management.

Our common objective for all stakeholders and employees is a “zero harm” outcome in achieving that mission.


    • Provision of Water Tanks to Macleay Water 13/01/09

      Macleay Water would like to acknowledge and thank your company for the way it responded to our operatives’ calls for assistance and for the water assets supplied at very short notice towards the end of December 2008.

      The high level of service was demonstrated in all areas including stores, administration, management, delivery and installation.

      The importance of each service provider’s contribution to the successful delivery of a total product cannot be understatedand your particular role on this is occasion is most appreciated.

      Anne-Maree Burke
      Manager Macleay Water



  •  Letter of Appreciation from Papua New Guinea Water Board

    I would like to take this time to thank you and your Project Managers and Supervisors for the opportunity I have had to work with them as the Counter Part Assistant Supervisor from the PNG Waterboard on the construction of the Mt. Lunaman and Bumayong Water Reservoirs. (10 ML & 2 × 2.5 ML Capacity)

    As a young Graduate Engineer being on a project of such magnitude like this, it has been a challenge for me, even though not contractually obliged to, I had to stand in as representatives from SMEC were not always there on site. However with the level of working co operation established on site between PNG W/B and PMT things worked out pretty well and the end result is marvelous.

    I also would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to everyone with whom I worked along with since the early stages of the project. I would like to make a special mention of Mr. Wayne, and Peter Nielsen who were very co operative and consultative with us to make sure everything was done according to the PNG Waterboard’s standards of practice.

    Peter Nielsen especially was wvery instrumental on the job; he kept things under control and got things going on schedule. He has brilliant organising skills to get activities going together in harmony. He also has such a great Public Relations (PR) ability thus creating a good working relationship with the locals and clients therefore there has never been any problem on site with the locals. I honestly am honoured to have worked with him and have learnt a lot from him. I believe he has much more potential to utilise on even bigger jobs than this.

    From the experience gained from the project, I was called to go over to Rabaul to be the Project Engineer on a similar project but a smaller tank than the one in Lae.

    I thank you all and appreciate working with you as a team to “Wok Bilong Nringim Gutpela Wara Long Lae Siti” (W.Hansen 2001) (Working to Bring Better Water Supply to Lae City)

    I hope we could work together as a team again anytime in the future. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Thank you,

    Nelson Sali
    Project Engineer – Lae (Extract edited for clarity)