feature partnering with local innovators

At Chevron, we’re proud of the significant contribution we make to Australia through investing in our suppliers and supporting local employment.

Launched by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), the GeneratER program has seen three local suppliers receive funding to pilot innovative solutions to real-world business challenges in the program’s opening round, supported by Chevron Australia.

Elk Fish Robotics and Cumulus Projects will partner with Chevron to design a drone certified to fly into hazardous areas and able to investigate abnormal situations using onboard sensors. Environmental company Compliance Monitoring will also work with Chevron to design an automated, remotely monitored sensing and data tracking solution for use on Barrow Island.

Announcing the winners, NERA chief executive officer Miranda Taylor said these new partnerships will potentially build exportable technology and skills and develop world-first technologies.

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supporting local innovation 

National Energy Resources Australia announce winners of GeneratER round one, supported by Chevron Australia

“GeneratER presents local businesses with the chance to develop complex solutions, at the same time as strengthening domestic capability and capturing a larger share of the technical market.”

Miranda Taylor

Chief executive officer, NERA

Chevron Australia General Manager Supply Chain Management Tim McCarthy said Chevron was proud to be the first large organisation to participate in the GeneratER program.

“To meet the world’s energy needs of today – as well as tomorrow – we need to continue to innovate, partner and develop local capabilities,” said Tim.

“We knew the program would expose us to innovators and thinkers whose technical understanding, ingenuity and experience could help us address some of the complex challenges we are facing in our business.

“We look forward to the pioneering solutions they will pursue on our behalf to optimise performance, enhance safety and help us drive toward a lower carbon future.”