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Sponsors

NZ Geothermal Week would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, partners and hosts, who share our vision to celebrate and showcase this exciting and growing industry.

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Contact Gold Sponsor

Contact is one of the country’s largest electricity generators with five geothermal power stations in and around Taupō. We have world-class geothermal capability, with operational experience running the world’s second longest electricity producing geothermal field – Wairakei – since 1958. Contact’s geothermal plants supply 8% of New Zealand’s electricity and this will increase to 11.5% once Tauhara power station is complete next year. Our vision is to build a better New Zealand and play a leading role in the decarbonisation of the energy sector and wider economy.

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MB Century Silver Sponsor

MB Century delivers world-class renewable energy solutions founded on our technical knowledge, expertise, and innovative thinking to create economic value for our clients. While doing this we continually look to strengthen industry capability, develop strong communities and safeguard our people and the environment.  With over 70 years of experience in the Geothermal industry, MB Century offers an all-in-one suite of services that span the entire Geothermal life cycle including drilling, reservoir logging, design/engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and plant optimisations.

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GNS Science Silver Sponsor

GNS Science, Te Pū Ao, is New Zealand’s leading provider of earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services. Our purpose is to understand natural Earth system processes and resources, and to translate these into economic, environmental and social benefits.  Our expertise in earth science allows us to develop new and innovative uses for geothermal energy.

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Solenis Bronze Sponsor

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, focused on delivering sustainable solutions for a diverse range of water-intensive industries. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids and functional additives, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Solenis has 47 manufacturing facilities located around the globe and employs a team of over 6,000 professionals in 120 countries across five continents.

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Western Energy Services Bronze Sponsor

Western Energy is a leading provider of specialist geothermal well solutions, both here in New Zealand and overseas.  With proven expertise and innovative approaches to wireline diagnostics, intervention, testing and monitoring, we help geothermal operators to optimise well assets and reduce energy generation costs.

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Mitchell Daysh Bronze Sponsor 

Mitchell Daysh are a specialist consultancy at the cutting-edge of resource management and planning in New Zealand.  We provide expert advice to many diverse sectors, including energy, infrastructure, industry, water and mana whenua.  Our team has experience and skills to assist New Zealand to realise a low-carbon future, and we currently working with several major electricity generators with planning new renewable generation development, re-consenting and plant reconfiguration, helping New Zealand move towards a more sustainable energy future while ensuring the lights stay on.

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Amplify Host

Amplify is the economic development agency for the Taupō District.  We exist to grow the local economy, and do this by leveraging Taupō’s natural advantages and working with business and stakeholders to champion sustainable growth throughout the district.  Our vision is that Taupō is a vibrant and prosperous district, where both talent and business thrive.

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Thermal Explorer Regional Events Fund Funding Partner

The Thermal Explorer Regional Events Fund is part of the $50 million Regional Events Fund announced by the New Zealand Government in September 2020 as a result of COVID-19. The purpose of the fund is to stimulate domestic tourism and travel between regions through hosting of events, which is intended to replace expenditure from international tourists. This contestable fund will be utilised to focus on developing, securing or enhancing new and existing events to become long term sustainable “iconic” or “anchor” events for the regions; and to support capability development of the event ecosystem in the four regions of the Thermal Explorer area.

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NZ Geothermal Association Partner

NZ Geothermal Association (NZGA) is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation. Our focus is on providing leadership, connection and facilitation to sustain and grow sustainable geothermal opportunities in New Zealand. Our members are part of a diverse and skilled network of people working and living with our unique geothermal resources.  We also connect with global geothermal communities, and are well positioned to positively influence geothermal initiatives on the world stage.

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Women in Geothermal Partner

Women in Geothermal (WING) is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose aim is to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the geothermal community.  With over 2,500 members in 80 countries joining since forming in 2013, we are actively breaking down barriers so that everyone in the geothermal sector can realize their full potential.

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Bay of Connections Partner

Bay of Connections supports sustainable economic development in the wider Bay of Plenty through collaboration and communication, thought leadership, advocacy and catalytic projects. Our vision is to enable a thriving, modern and resilient economy in Aotearoa New Zealand’s most liveable region.

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EECA Individual Event Sponsor
NZGA Anniversary Dinner

EECA’s role is to mobilise New Zealanders to be world leaders in clean and clever energy use. EECA is helping New Zealand meet its climate change commitments by focusing on sectors that rely heavily on fossil fuels – transport and business.  EECA administers a number of co-funding and support programmes including the Low Emissions Transport Fund, the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry Fund, the Technology Demonstration Fund and the Energy Transition Accelerator.

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GNS Science  Individual Event Sponsor
School Science Competitions

GNS Science, Te Pū Ao, is New Zealand’s leading provider of earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services. Our purpose is to understand natural Earth system processes and resources, and to translate these into economic, environmental and social benefits.  Our expertise in earth science allows us to develop new and innovative uses for geothermal energy.

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Mercury  Individual Event Sponsor
Geothermal Photography Competition

Energy made Wonderful! Mercury is an electricity generator and retailer that creates power from 100% renewable sources - hydro, geothermal and wind. Mercury is New Zealand’s largest electricity retailer and sells power to commercial and residential customers through its retail brands Mercury, Trustpower and GLOBUG. Mercury’s geothermal generation has been developed over the last two decades in partnership with Maori landowners and provides enough renewable electricity 24/7 to supply 330,000 New Zealand homes.

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Warner Construction  Individual Event Sponsor
Industry Field Trips

Warner Construction Limited is a family owned and operated company headquartered in Taranaki, with an additional Taupo division specialising in geothermal. Our multi-skilled engineering workforce of over 100 employees delivers mechanical engineering projects of the highest quality within a strong Health & Safety policy. Our areas of expertise includes high pressure steel pipelines, pressure vessel fabrication and structural steel engineering. 

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Seequent  Individual Event Sponsor
WING Networking Event 

Seequent brings together industry-leading earth modelling, geo-data management, and team collaboration software. When everyone can see the sub-surface more clearly, they can make better decisions that benefit people and the planet. Seequent supports over 60% of the worlds geothermal power generation with our software and has a history of collaborating closely to drive innovation with the New Zealand geothermal industry.

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Te Pae o Waimahia   Event Host

Te Pae o Waimihia is a Forest Hapu Cluster Trust representing six Ngāti Tūwharetoa hapū - Ngāti Rauhoto, Ngāti Te Urunga, Ngāti Hineure, Ngāti Hinerau, Ngāti Tutetawha, and Ngāti Tutemohuta.  It is our mission “To protect and grow the assets of the trust to support the intergenerational aspirations, wellbeing and cultural tikanga of the hapū of Te Pae o Waimihia”.

Events

The geothermal industry is continually innovating and expanding, both in New Zealand and globally. The industry extends beyond electricity generation, it is a broad industry exploring and developing new ways to sustainably create value from this resource, including process heat.

Contact Us

NZ Geothermal Week is proudly brought to you by Amplify and event week sponsors, partners and hosts.

If you are interested in getting involved, including sponsorship, hosting and speaking opportunities, or have a query about the events, please contact Fiona Miller, Geothermal Cluster Lead at Amplify.