Testimonials Back Our Committment to Excellence

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RBD Electrical has received high praise and endorsements from some of Tasmania’s biggest companies, whether they be electricity consumers like Hobart Airport Corporation or suppliers like Aurora Energy or TasNetworks. RBD Electical strive to provide the best electrical contracting services to clients throughout Tasmania, whether they are in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie or Devonport, or remote locations like Strathgordon, Strahan or the Bass Strait Islands. 

If you are about to embark on new electrical works of any kind, Contact Us to discuss your needs, and we would be happy to put you in touch with specific clients where we have completed similar projects.

For more information about RBD Electrical, see our History page, download a copy of our Capability Statement brochure, or view Testimonials from our happy customers.

Cromarty - BioMar Aqua-Feed Facility

Cromarty were successful in being awarded the electrical and automation contract for a state-of-the-art 40 million euro aqua-feed production facility being constructed at Wesley Vale, Tasmania by BioMar Australia.

Cromarty contracted RBD Electrical to act as their main electrical subcontractor on the construction. RBD’s highly experienced and professional team were constantly commended by the client on the quality of their workmanship and their ability to accelerate the electrical installation works to meet the project timeframe.

RBDs project team were fully engaged on the project throughout and collaborated with Cromarty and the client to ensure that the project was not only delivered on time and to budget but met and exceeded the client expectations.

Sage Automation

Western Tiers Distillery

“I would like to pass on our appreciation for the services RBD Electrical provided during the Western Tiers Distillery Design and Installation.

Although SAGE were the electrical designers, input from RBD helped provide our client with an excellent standard of installation, maintainability, and professional outcome to the completed project. RBD input into the whole process of arranging a new TasNetworks feed, MSB design suggestions for ease of installation which fed into our electrical design for this board where extremely useful at the start of the project. The standard and quality of the installation with Hazardous Area and Intrinsically safe works is extremely high, to the point SAGE have used RBD services on other similar installations. I would like to thank RBD for the professional services during the site investigations, design process and subsequent documentation of the finished install, the Hazardous area dossier produced, sets out the ongoing maintenance of such an installation.

I am also pleased there were no injuries, or WHS incidents during the installation phase.

SAGE will be continuing to use RBD services on future projects.”

[Sage Automation, State Manager, TAS]

Kolmark Engineering Solutions

In 2021, Stillsmiths and Kolmark completed the construction of the Western Tiers Distillery in Westbury, Tasmania.

The distillery is capable of producing 2,000L batches of whisky from grain to new make spirit, through a triple distillation process. The distillery also has the ability to produce gin from its 450L spirit still. At the heart of the distillery are the unique and beautiful copper pot stills, designed by Stillsmiths Tasmania, and handcrafted by Kolmark at their Westbury workshop from the highest quality copper sourced from Europe. Utilising a state-of-the-art control system, Stillsmiths Tasmania has created a fully automated next-generation distillery.

As a sub-contractor, RBD Electrical completed all the electrical works associated with the distillery. The electrical scope included: electrical equipment supply, hazardous area equipment installation and wiring, installation and testing of process instrumentation, preparation of hazardous area dossier, pneumatic installations and process commissioning support.

RBD completed the electrical scope of the project on time in a professional and high-quality manner. All hazardous area electrical installation work, inspections and documentation were completed with full compliance. The motivation and professionalism of the RBD employees during the project were of a high standard.”

[Director, Kolmark]

Hydro Tasmania

RBD have again been nothing short of excellent on the Devils Gate project.

“Just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to the great team you had down here at Gordon for the GO3 Secondary Systems Upgrade.  I have to admit I had my doubts as to whether a project of this magnitude could be done in the timeframe we requested. Now we know.  Due to the incredible professionalism, attention to detail, quality and technical expertise of your team it couldn’t have run smoother.  It’s a testament to the individual personalities that they can work and live with each other on a continual basis, working long hours and still keep their sense of humour.  I was driving the works pretty hard until I was sure it would be successful and am aware how hard I may have been to get along with. To their credit they adapted and overcame any shortness on my behalf.

“Just wanted to pass on some good feedback from one of our Safety Team members regarding the professionalism and attention to detail displayed by the guys carrying out the WIFI Access Point change outs currently happening in the Mersey Forth Area.”

“I was quite impressed with the attitude of these two people, in regard to work commitment, energy and safety. It is good to have people working in the area who can be trusted to do a good, safe job, and they are both welcome back in the Upper Derwent any time.” re WiFi upgrade works, Hydro Tasmania Lower Derwent Stations.

“Job came in under initially quoted price and overall the job was coordinated extremely well. Attention to detail was extraordinary. Very professional”

“The key success factors for the electrical works at Fisher Power Station upgrade project can be attributed to the performance of RBD Electrical Contracting in the following areas:

  1. Highly motivated and competent supervisors and their leadership in the technical aspects of the works as well as in instilling a proactive safety culture;
  2. High quality workmanship in the works execution by their work crews, supported by the continuous improvement culture in their organisation;
  3. High degree of collaboration and professionalism, by their timely identification of potential issues for Hydro Tasmania’s engineers and site manager’s resolution; and
  4. Sufficient depth of resources that enabled them to flexibly resource the site works.”


“I have just performed an audit on RBD Electrical, reviewing their IMS systems as required under the Authorised Service Provider procedure. It is managed by RBD Electrical’s Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Co-ordinator, who is highly knowledgeable of its content and systems. Based on the audit outcomes, I highly recommend RBD Electrical for any future work with TasNetworks, as it is one of the best IMS systems I have seen.”

“I can say in the 10 years that I have RBD Electrical working on my projects, on multiple Transend and TasNetworks sites, they have been very trustworthy and reliable. They have completed excellent work to our standards and with minimal fuss or incidents.”

Hobart International Airport

“Hobart Airport was very pleased with how RBD delivered the apron lighting project. This was a very complex project, delivered under some trying conditions, long nights and with very strict regulatory requirements. The airport would like to thank the whole project team, led by the project manager, for their outstanding efforts.”


“RBD Electrical were engaged as the Electrical Contractor for the Design and Construct Electrical Installation for the Lady Barron, Whitemark and Mole Creek Water Treatment Plants. They worked as the Subcontractor to the principle and catered for the Electrical Motive and Process control, Security, Fire, Communications and Data on the project.

RBD provided an excellent level of service in all aspects of the project from tender through to completion. The project presented many challenges due to the site locations and the overlap construction between sites.

RBD not only met but exceeded the installation expectations of the project and worked closely with the TasWater project team throughout the program to maintain up to date communications. Their professionalism and conduct was a credit to the company.

The project has provided modern water treatment facilities for the local townships that is fit for intended purpose, and meets the required standards across the whole of TasWater’s assets.
It was a pleasure to work with the RBD representatives and employees on this project and without their oversight and attention to detail, the costs would have escalated and the delivery of the project would have been compromised.”

Vos Construction

“We wish to express our sincere thanks regarding the effort RBD Electrical demonstrated in regard to the work carried out at the Rubicon Grove Redevelopment with Vos Construction. We appreciate that given the demanding requirements of this project, RBD Electrical continued to provide the utmost effort and co-operation to meet the completion target. The end result being a project of high-quality standard that is a credit to all, and an example of what can be accomplished by a team of dedicated people. We again say thank you and hope that our past and current business relationship can continue to the mutual benefit of both parties.”


“RBD Electrical were engaged by TasPorts as Principal Contractor for the design and construction of the Inspection Head Services Upgrade Project. RBD provided an excellent level of service in all aspects of the project from tender through to completion. The project presented many challenges including restricted access to the under-wharf area and close coordination with the tenants of major tourist attractions for changeover of various services. RBD not only met but exceeded the installations expectations of the project and worked closely with the TasPorts team throughout the project to maintain a high level of safety and quality commitment and up to date communications. Their professionalism and conduct was a credit to the company. It was a pleasure to work with the RBD representatives and employees on this project and without their site management and attention to detail, we would not have achieved such a successful outcome.”

“I was very happy with the service and quality the RBD onsite management provided, I was constantly impressed with the wide and extensive knowledge the site supervisor had and shared with us. I was also impressed with the positive suggestions of changes that could be made to improve on the design or existing infrastructure. Any request was met with a positive attitude and nothing was any problem to do. I was also very happy with the safety presence on site and the positive attitude to any questions or issues I had.”