Locally owned,
locally operated

High risk, left-field or otherwise—we’ll always find a way to get it done.

Experience and expertise.

Our experienced and highly trained personnel are leading the way in sustainable engineering and welding solutions for the mining industry.

Offering comprehensive welding and engineering services, our main goal is to ensure that you—our client—are best able to achieve your strategic objectives with the least amount of disruption to your business. All our staff are trained to the highest levels and certified in the various fields we specialise in. With the latest technology and equipment on hand, we are best placed to deal with the complex demands of the mining industry. Priding ourselves on delivering the highest quality work and taking responsibility for the entire process, we value safety, honesty and integrity. Working to partner with our clients for the long-term, when you choose ABBA Engineering, you can expect exceptional communication, excellent value and quality service.

Locals helping locals​

All our staff are locals who live in Kalgoorlie. We don’t work with FIFO personnel, Preferring to relocate our workers to the Kalgoorlie area so they can go home to their families at the end of each day.

Our approach means we have very low staff turnover which translates to better consistency and a higher level of service for you. With only a full-time team, you’ll see the same faces on a project from start to finish and get to know our hard-working employees when you work with us across multiple projects. Don’t let our locality trick you—we can travel to worksites of any location to carry out repairs & maintenance. As active members of the community, ABBA Engineering also supports several organisations, activities and charities, along with various national charities. These include Mining Legends, PCYC, Boulder Rotary Club and Ronald McDonald House.

No job too big or too complex

Key personnel.

The complete ABBA Engineering team involves a number of specialist contractors, but the core team consists of just four passionate industry experts.

Lindsay MacDonnell, CEO

Chief Executive Officer

Lindsay MacDonnell

Lindsay is an accomplished business executive with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. Demonstrating a strong technical skill set Lindsay holds trade qualifications in Engineering, Fabrication and Mechanical disciplines.

Lindsay offers a well-rounded perspective to each division of the business and his innovative proactive leadership ensures the highest level of support to management to enable ABBA Engineering to exceed projects and client expectations.

Steve McBride, General Manager

General Manager

Steve McBride

Steve has a demonstrated track record of successful delivery of multiple varied disciplined projects within the client specified shutdown period and meeting fiscal restraints. Steve’s dedication and proactive Project Management style is highly regarded throughout the industry with his growing portfolio of highly valuable clients. 

Project Manager

Francois Botha

Francois has over 10 ten years’ design and construction experience in over 100 successful projects, ranging from small scale to major works encompassing all fields of engineering. He is a problem solver with a “can do” attitude and an innate determination to make life and work easier, which has driven him to numerous solutions to try and make daily tasks in procurement, contract, and project management more streamlined.

Francois prides himself on his professionalism and attention to detail – ensuring that each project is completed on time, within budget, and to the client’s complete satisfaction.

Royce Gibson

Site & Services Manager

Royce Gibson

Royce is a Site & Services Manager holding disciplines in Engineering and Fabrication with 25+ years of experience in the industry. 

He has worked in various roles throughout his career, and has an extensive knowledge of technical aspects within the sector. He is highly meticulous and reliable, with exceptional attention to detail and a superior worth ethic.

Royce is an excellent customer service representative and has been instrumental in increasing customer satisfaction ratings. 

William Korsah, Engineering Asset & Equipment Manager

Engineering Asset Manager

William Korsah

William Korsah is an accomplished and experienced Engineering Asset Manager. He has vast technical knowledge and can manage complex problems and recommend solutions. His varied experience in different technologies and portfolio as a Manager gives him different perspectives to problems and is always ready to take on challenges to solve very complex problems.

William is a team player in the workplace and community and uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage and support others to work hard and succeed.

Genevieve Loving, Administration & Office Manager

Administration & Office Manager

Genevieve Loving

Genevieve has a depth of knowledge, technical skills and experience within Marketing, Administration and Client Services roles, working closely with all levels of stakeholders of the business, including Executive level.

Throughout her working history she has become accustomed to working in a fast paced work environment whilst ensuring an enthusiastic and professional approach to each task whilst continuing to manage competing priorities. 

Skills and expertise.

  • Boilermaker/welders
  • Heavy steel fabricators
  • Specialty fabrication such as aluminium and various grades of stainless steel
  • Heavy duty fitters
  • Fitter machinists
  • Fixed and mobile plant fitters
  • Dewatering technicians
  • Poly welders – specialising in both Polyethylene and Polypropylene
  • HDPE fabrication – (pipework, flat plastics, HDPE membrane installation and repairs)
  • Process technicians
  • TA labourers for all areas
  • Heavy plant operators