Who we are

CAT Project Senior Engineer, Paul Rodden (left) works with electrical contractor Rede Ogden on the Crowne Plaza solar power system, Alice Springs

CAT Project Senior Engineer, Paul Rodden (left) works with electrical contractor Rede Ogden on the Crowne Plaza solar power system, Alice Springs

CAT Projects is an engineering firm that offers services including power systems and renewable energy engineering, advice, project management and feasibility studies.  Our work enhances the sustainability of remote and urban communities.

We are proud to be locally owned and operated from Alice Springs, Central Australia.  We know about the challenges of managing and delivering projects in remote areas and are uniquely qualified to work in this space.  Our firm is big enough to offer the full suite of engineering, advice and project management services, but small enough to remain flexible, innovative and responsive to changing client needs.  Read more about our services in our capability statement.

CAT Projects is well-regarded for delivering projects and providing advice internationally, particularly in the Asia Pacific.  We have current or recent projects in the Cook Islands, the Solomon Islands, Nauru, the Philippines, Kenya, Indonesia, Nepal and India.  CAT Projects have won numerous awards for our work, including the prestigious Sir William Hudson Engineering award in 2011, for our work on the Bushlight India renewable energy project. 

Our processes and Quality Management System ensure all aspects of CAT Projects services are delivered to a consistently high standard.  We are an ISO accredited company.

Our History

CAT Projects evolved as a commercial engineering services arm of the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT Ltd) in 2008, specialising in supplying renewable energy services to remote communities, pursuing opportunities that utilise CAT's intellectual property in commercial and international settings.

CAT Ltd is a not-for-profit entity, innovative corporation working creatively at the interface of technology and economy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  Owned and governed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board, CAT Ltd has its head office in Alice Springs with national outreach offices in Western Australia, Queensland and North Australia.

CAT Ltd has worked for over 30 years bringing people and technology together to deal with basic technological challenges in remote Australia.  This approach is grounded in effective engagement and sustainable outcomes facilitated by innovative and effective responses to these challenges.

It is with this heritage that CAT Projects has grown its capabilities and developed into a leading provider of innovative energy, technology and infrastructure solutions for remote area communities.