NEC has extended its support network with the launch of a new Users’ Group in Australasia. It is the first in a series of regional groups planned around the world to reflect the growing usage of the NEC3 contract suite.
The new NEC Australasia Users’ Group will cover Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and adjacent Pacific Ocean islands.
It will be chaired by Warwick Fergusson of Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest state-owned electricity generator and a major long-term user of NEC contracts.
Other local NEC users include the New Zealand Transport Authority and Christchurch International Airport.
NEC general manager Rekha Thawrani said: “The NEC Australasia Users’ Group has been established as part of an overall strategy to service NEC3 users within dedicated regions, rather than via London.
“The regional structure allows us to be more responsive to NEC users in their market context and time zone.
“Members of the new group will get access to local forums and be able to share information, knowledge and skills to get the best out of NEC contracts. Members will also be invited to regular workshops and seminars focused on issues pertaining to the local market.”
The first Australasia NEC annual seminar will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand on 21 July. NEC roadshow events are also planned in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington during June and July.