We combine our experience and expertise to deliver a seamless end to end solution for the WA mining, power generation and transmission industries and industrial sectors.

Our boutique service means you deal with us directly, which means less red tape, fewer delays and a comprehensive solution we are proud to provide.

J Maritz

Johan Maritz

Engineering Manager

email: johan.maritz@alphateam.com.au

Johan has 21 years’ experience as a control systems engineer. He has extensive experience in various PLC / SCADA and DCS Systems.

Johan is experienced in designing, programming, and commissioning a wide range of industrial systems, including PLCs, RTUs, SCADA, HMIs, and instrumentation. He is proficient in managing contracts, scopes, changes, budgets, and schedules for project delivery.

His expertise includes working with various PLC/SCADA brands such as Allen Bradley, Schneider, Siemens, Citect, Wonderware, and Siemens DCS T3000. He is also skilled in communication networks, both wired and wireless, and dealing with diverse instruments and sensors. Offers comprehensive support in technical CE&I design, construction, and commissioning, including resolution of technical queries and requests for information. Johan is well-versed in developing, performing, and witnessing testing procedures and maintaining key technical documentation using AutoCAD for site drawings.

Power Generation - Johan has been the embedded Senior Control Systems Engineer at Synergy’s Muja Power station for the last eight years and has executed various large scale DCS projects from conception to design, development and commissioning.

Power Transmission – Johan has completed RTU upgrade projects in the greater North-West. Protection relay integration via RTU, and communication to POF/POA SCADA systems.

Water Treatment – Johan designed, created, implemented and commissioned software for large water treatment projects, such as Synergy’s Wastewater Treatment plant, Reverse Osmosis Stage C, Reverse Osmosis Stage D and Central Water Receival Facility.

Mining – Johan is currently involved in the Larego new conveyor belt project for Alcoa, where he is the acting Senior Controls Engineer, responsible for integrating SEL Protection relays into the Plant ControlLogix PLC and Citect SCADA.

Johan is passionate about providing effective solutions that exceed expectations and ultimately help the company operate more efficiently.

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Johnathan Adams

Electrical Manager

email: johnathan.adams@alphateam.com.au

Johnathan has been working in the electrical field since 1999, he is an experienced Marine Electrician and licensed Electrical Contractor. He is an experienced supervisor and has managed electrical repairs and maintenance on a fleet of 18 deep sea trawlers while working at I&J Trawling Division. His understanding of Marine Automation & Control Systems has led to his development of skills and knowledge in the Industrial Automation Sector.

Johnathan has managed a number of electrical, control, and SCADA projects and is currently filling the role of a Project Manager for Synergy's WEM Readiness Project (WEMMR) which includes communications and control system upgrades, automatic generator control (AGC) modifications at all generation facilities in Synergy's SWIS portfolio. It also includes the integration of a new centralized SCADA system across their gas turbine and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) fleet.

Johnathan is passionate about continuous learning and staying up to date with the latest developments in technology. He has completed a bachelor's degree in Industrial Automation Engineering, adding to his Electrical Engineering qualifications.

Dr Suné van der Linde

Suné van der Linde

Senior Software Developer

email: sune.vdlinde@alphateam.com.au

Suné is a Senior Software Developer/SCADA Engineer with expertise in SCADA development, commissioning, support, and training in the power generation sector. She holds Ignition Core and Gold certifications.

She has recently completed a successful project contributing to the Synergy SCADA system for Gas Turbines on multiple sites using the Ignition platform. Her involvement in various aspects of the project included SCADA development, performance enhancements, commissioning and hand-over, on-site and remote support, development and improvement of background Ignition scripting, development and up-keep of maintenance manual, alarm philosophy and creating hand-over documentation. She also developed and delivered multiple training sessions to operators to ensure a safe and smooth transition to the new system.

With a PhD in Information Technology, Suné has over 10 years’ experience as a lecturer, teaching across the disciplines of Robotics, Computer Science and Information Technology. She has held a number of faculty and research leadership positions throughout her career, proactively driving change in teaching and learning best practice.

Suné’s expertise has been employed by tertiary institutions within Australia and abroad, with a notable 11-year posting at North-West University, South Africa, as a Senior Lecturer for Computer Science and Information Systems, specialising in object-oriented and user interface programming, systems analysis and design.

Suné brings a wealth of expertise and innovative thinking to Alphateam through her talents in SCADA development, advanced user interface programming, software development, system design and analysis and more.

 

Jan Combrink

Jan Combrink

Senior Engineering Technician

email: jan.combrink@alphateam.com.au

Jan is an experienced Electrical Engineering Technician/Control Engineer with a demonstrated track record in maintaining safe, efficient, and fully operational electrical instrumentation and control systems. Proficient in designing, programming, and commissioning a diverse range of systems, including Starters, Drives/VSD, IEDs, Switchboards, Instrumentation, and Control systems. He holds expertise in fixed process plant and equipment, along with the development and review of electrical schematics.

Jan has successfully contributed to projects utilizing Siemens DCS T3000 HMI, Siemens SPPA T3000 Software, Rockwell – Allen Bradley, and Citect 2018 for multiple projects for Synergy and Alcoa. His latest projects include AB CLX PLC and SCADA Development for Alcoa Larego New Mine Facilities (including DAF plant, RO, Fuel, Portable Water, Service Water), Muja Overland Conveyor Upgrade (3x S5 PLC’s to Siemens DCS with 12 KM of Belts, Transfer stations and Sample station), Alcoa Train Loader Upgrade (from AB PLC5 to CLX with Citect) and Alcoa (PFAS Unit AB CLX PLC and SCADA Development).

Prior roles include Technician E&I Offshore (EEHA) at ESI Tech Services, conducting compliance inspections and preventive maintenance. As an Electrical Service Technician/Electrical Supervisor at Reads Electric Co, he oversaw electrical services in marine and industrial sectors, managing projects and conducting extensive fault finding. His experience extends to being a Maintenance Electrician/Leading Hand at Arcelor Mittal in South Africa, where he was responsible for first-line maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, including DC and AC motor control systems, VSDs, soft starters, and PLC control. He has a proven track record of implementing modifications based on Safety Management System requirements.

Overall, Jan brings a wealth of experience in electrical engineering, control systems, and project management across diverse industrial settings.

 
 
 
Gert

Gert van de Linde

Senior Control Engineer

email: gert.vdlinde@alphateam.com.au

Gert is a highly experienced Senior Controls, Instrumentation & SCADA Engineer with over 21 years in project delivery. His expertise spans multiple sectors, including resources, infrastructure, mining, utilities, materials handling, water treatment, and power generation/transmission. Gert specializes in designing, programming, and commissioning various systems, such as PLCs, RTUs, SCADA, HMIs, Starters, Drives/VSD, IEDs, Switchboards, Instrumentation, Servers, and Communication Networks.

Gert's extensive project register showcases his involvement in diverse projects, including upgrades, control system developments, and commissioning activities for clients like Synergy, Alcoa, Anglo, Hwange Power Station (Zimbabwe), and numerous other industrial plants. His detailed expertise covers multiple control system brands and technologies.

In particular his expertise extends to SCADA Remote Operations Centre (ROCs) networks, covering VLANs, SCADA/PLC, Corporate, Security, CCTV, Access, and Fire systems. This also includes experience with various PLC/SCADA brands such as Allen Bradley, Schneider, Siemens, Citect, Wonderware, iFix, Adroit, WinCC, and Siemens PCS 7.

In the realm of communications, Gert is proficient in managing Networks, Servers, Switches, FOBOTs, Media converters, Radio/Wireless systems, Fieldbuses, Ethernet, and both Single and Multi-Mode Fibre as well as Copper networks. This includes instrumentation, including transmitters, analysers, sensors, gauges, and sirens.

Additionally, Gert is involved in the development, maintenance, review, and verification of key technical CE&I documents and drawings. This includes Scopes, Schedules, Functional Control and Design Specifications, Operations & Maintenance manuals, I/O & Cable Schedules, P&IDs, Control Block Diagrams, Instrument drawings, Schematics, Termination drawings, among others. He utilizes AutoCAD and Visio for designing and maintaining site drawings. Overall, his expertise spans the entire spectrum of control, electrical, and instrumentation engineering, from conceptual design to documentation and testing.

Overall, Gert is a seasoned professional with a broad skill set in controls, electrical, instrumentation, and SCADA engineering, coupled with extensive hands-on experience and a commitment to ongoing learning and development.