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.

Managing Director

Lindsay MacDonnell

With trade qualifications in the engineering, fabrication and mechanical industries and extensive industry experience, Lindsay offers a well-rounded perspective on each job. Taking a hands-on approach, his proactive management ensures the highest level of support for clients and staff alike.

Operations Manager

Steve McBride

With vast experience in irrigation, dewatering, landscaping, mining, pumping and poly, Steve’s comprehensive industry knowledge ensures clients are presented with the best possible solutions. While primarily involved in tendering and quoting, Steve is also highly active in the field.

Maintenance & Systems Manager

Stephen Cambetis

With 14 years in maintenance operations and the mining industry, Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the ABBA Engineering team. Stephen’s key background covers mobile maintenance, structures, systems and he’s a qualified mobile plant mechanic.

Chief Finance Officer

Anita Nathan

Anita holds an MBA and has over 16 years of experience in various senior mining and management roles. Anita is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Tax Adviser. Anita’s primary aim is to participate and advise the management on all aspects of finance, HR & commercial decisions.

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