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Our Capabilities

We can take your project from concept to reality. Our “one stop shop” provides our clients with the expertise they need to deliver projects from concept design to commissioning and handover….

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Project Management

At TfA we understand that time is money and that saving time when implementing a project means that our clients start earning a return on their investment earlier

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Design Documentation

Our own in-house design and drafting team work with you to realise your conceptual vision. We then produce accurate engineering and construction drawings including fuel systems, building design, mechanical, civil/structural,…

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Town Planning

  TFA Project Group is equipped with the necessary town planning expertise to prepare and manage Development Applications throughout the planning process. We offer an experienced national planning and approval…

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Engineering

With our strong in-house engineering team, TFA provides detailed design services for a broad range of projects. TFA’s people have diverse career experiences with many starting their careers in oil…

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Construction Management

We provide full-time or part-time on-site construction supervision, supported by our in-house design and engineering teams throughout the construction phase. Our construction supervisors are accredited in accordance with project requirements,…

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Dangerous Goods Consultants

TfA Project Group are experts in Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods facility design and compliance auditing, having performed national compliance audits for a number of clients across various industries. Several…

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Projects

TFA’s expertise lies in a range of industries.  We support a variety of clients from a range of industry sectors and provide a high quality of service for retail and…

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Retail Fuel and Convenience

For over 20 years, TfA has offered unsurpassed expertise in project management and detailed design to over 1,500 service stations throughout Australia and the Pacific. Industry clients include BP, Caltex,…

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Bulk Petroleum Facilities

TfA are established industry experts in delivering bulk fuel storage facility projects in Australia. We have provided services to each of the major oil companies and independents to upgrade or redevelop bulk fuel…

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Downstream Oil Industry

As industry specialists, we have designed and commissioned many projects across Australia for major international oil companies, varying from bulk fuel terminals, lubricant blending facilities, dock line installations, to bitumen process plants,…

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Renewable Energy

As Designers, Project Managers and Engineers, TFA have provided professional and technical advice to the renewable fuels industry since its inception days, providing all facets of engineering and design including…

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Industrial

Our capabilities cover the design and delivery of refueling and lubrication systems, heavy vehicle workshops and other support buildings, servicing the mining sector and industrial markets throughout Australia and abroad. We…

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Commercial

We maximise the GFA, are adaptable to local regulations and provide functional layouts to clients that work and continue to be proven throughout the commercial sector. Whether it be a…

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Company

  With offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, TFA provides industry best practice to deliver our clients’ projects Australia wide. Our Project Group is unique through its expertise and experience,…

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Our Company

  TFA Project Group are fuel industry specialists with project management, design, town planning and engineering capabilities, providing a “one stop shop” to its clients. All facets of project delivery are handled…

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Our People

We are a dynamic company that only employs talented and motivated people. We deliver world’s best expertise and industry best value by attracting, training and retaining a star team. Our…

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Our Memberships

TFA engineers are fully qualified professionals. We are proud members of: Australian Institute of Architects as an A+ Member Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Inc. Australian…

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Bitumen Processing

  TfA are nationally recognised experts in bitumen processing, handling and storage. TfA’s project history includes construction of new storage tanks for existing terminals, import facilities, heat tracing, new gantry loadout, piping…

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Pipelines

TfA has extensive experience with pipelines covering: Concept design, alignment & service location Planning & statutory approvals Detailed design Construction & QA/QC Management Risk and integrity management, operations and maintenance…

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Lubricants

TFA is very familiar with the blending, manufacture, storage and distribution of lubricants. We have been involved as designers and project managers in numerous lubricant projects from entire new plants to plant extensions where…

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Aviation Fuelling

Aviation projects include many Jet A1 storage tank farms, hydrant systems, road tanker unloading and loadout facilities and refuelling facilities for the Defence Force and at regional, domestic and international…

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Marina Refuelling

TfA have been involved in marina refuelling facilities for many years, utilising our industry expertise to protect the environment. We have conducted inspections and audits of fuel storage and dispensing facilities as…

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Liquid Petroleum Gas

  TfA have exhaustive knowledge on relevant LPG Australian Standards. We have experience in the design, documentation, specification and auditing of LPG systems, large or small. Our capabilities are such that we can…

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Biogas Plants

TFA Project Group is one of Australia’s most experienced teams in the delivery of biomass co-generation (combined steam and electricity generation) plants, integrated with a biofuels facility. TfA have conducted…

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Bio-Mass and Bio-Digestion Biofuels Engineers

TfA Project Group is one of Australia’s most experienced teams in the delivery of biomass co-generation (combined steam and electricity generation) plants, integrated with a biofuels facility. TfA have conducted…

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Biodiesel Plants

TfA Project Group works closely with its clients to provide sustainable and cost effective designs of bio-diesel plants, helping to reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels. TfA have provided conceptual…

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Blending Facilities

In addition to complete bio-fuels processing facilities, TfA have designed and commissioned blending facilities for Australian oil majors, independents, retailers, producers, distributors and industrial customers. TfA has design and commissioning expertise in bio-ethanol and bio-diesel storage,…

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Mining workshops & lube storage

TFA has designed various industrial and heavy vehicle workshop facilities and buildings for major mining companies like Anglo Coal, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Xstrata. These include lubricant storage and reticulation…

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Mine refuelling facilities

TFA have a proven track record in the mining industry having designed fuel and lubricant storage and distribution facilities for a variety of clients including Anglo Coal, Alcoa, BHP Billiton,…

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Buildings

TfA Project Group are involved in a variety of industrial projects, including multi-storey buildings, workshops and stores, fire stations and laboratories. TfA provide structural, building design, hydraulic, landscaping, mechanical and…

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Car & truck wash centres

TFA have designed and developed public and private vehicle wash stations in metropolitan and regional areas and throughout various mine sites. Our designs involve a combination of fully automatic and…

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Fast food and restaurants

TFA work closely with leading retailers to deliver a number of new fast food restaurants throughout Australia. We produce designs and manage the whole process from Development Approval through to…

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Hardware

  Bunnings Warehouses involved TfA in their major expansion program. This involved 20 proposed new Bunnings stores including site layout concepts and planning approvals and the complete detailed design for…

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Retail

  TFA ‘s retail expertise ranges from the design of individual shop fronts and fit-outs to the design of complete retail complexes. We strive to create versatile spaces for our…

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Child care facilities

Childcare centres require unique building design and distinct specifications to meet strict statutory and safety requirements.  TFA’s proven expertise has seen the development of numerous childcare centres for national based…

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Schools

Our extensive experience includes the development of a full facility brief for early learning centres, primary and secondary schooling for an all new educational initiative led by Independent Colleges Australia. TfA’s…

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Zinifex Century Zinc Mine

  Century Zinc is an open cut zinc mine located near Lawn Hill National Park in north-west Queensland. A 1km cross country PLC controlled pipeline automatically transfers fuel to the…

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Bio Ethanol

  TFA has been involved in the bio-ethanol industry since its introduction into Australia providing all facets of engineering including process, storage, blending and service station distribution facilities. Industry clients include…

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Civil, Structural & Hydraulic

Our Civil/Structural team are fully qualified engineers. Works generally cover the following: Dam and bund design Road alignment design Road pavement design Stormwater Quality Design and Management Plans Stormwater detention…

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Caltex Goondiwindi

Project Description This project is a large truckstop with dedicated 6 bay refuelling canopy for trucks and 4 bay refuelling canopy for cars. The site covers 40,000 m2 and includes…

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BP MANLY

Project Description This project involved the design, documentation and project management of a new building  with strong architectural features, complete with convenience store and two retail outlets.  Site constraints included…

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Fire Systems

Fire protection systems are vital in hazardous areas. TFA Project Group has extensive experience in hazardous area design; we know what is needed to protect your assets. We can provide reliable…

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Ampol Parkwood

Project Description Ampol Parkwood was a new to industry site which included three fast food outlets and convenience shop under one roof plus a separate 450 m2 allied commercial building.  …

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Caltex Alice Springs

Project Description This project gave a major facelift to an old service station and existing fuel depot located in the heart of Alice Springs. The project included a total knock…

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Neumann Petroleum Wharf Line

Situation As a consequence of the construction of the new Cruise Ship Terminal at Eagle Farm, Neumann Petroleum lost access to their wharf facility.  A new 4.6km long wharf line was…

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BP Bulwer Island

  TFA have designed and project managed many different projects at BP’s Bulwer Island bitumen plant. From detailed design for process changes for the PMB (Polymer Modified Bitumen) plant, to…

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Caltex Mackay

  TFA assisted with the upgrade of the existing Caltex Fuel Terminal at Mackay. The scope of work: two x new 27,000,000 litre diesel storage tanks gantry and tank modifications…

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Dalby Bio-Refinery

TFA is proud to have worked with Dalby Bio-Refinery Limited, Delta-T Corporation and Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd in developing the Dalby Ethanol plant. TFA was closely involved in the preliminary…

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Wilmar Ethanol

Ethanol was historically transported by rail from the Sarina Distillery to the Mackay Harbour tank farm where it is transferred by wharf line to ships for export. The installed system…

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Woolworths

TFA have designed many Woolworths service stations, from Tweed Heads to Cairns. Our role has covered concept design and Development Approvals, detailed design and Building Approval, project management, procurement, construction management…

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Darwin Navy Base

This project facilitated the expansion of the existing Navy Base located in Darwin. The expansion included a new diesel storage tank, automatic filtering system to clean defuelled diesel and pump…

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Alcoa McCoy

Alcoa McCoy Heavy and Light Vehicle Workshops and Heavy Vehicle Refuelling Facility The Alcoa McCoy workshops were a brand new facility located closer to the open cut mine face including…

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Mount Isa Mines – Xstrata

TFA Project Group were engaged to review an audit of existing fuel storage and handling facilities for compliance with AS1940 and develop an upgrade strategy consistent with the further change-over…

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Clermont Mine

The Clermont Mine project included a 350kL diesel tank farm with heavy vehicle and light vehicle refueling facilities and a lubricants tank farm with 6 grades, grease and waste oil…

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Millmerran Coal Mine

  Millmerran Power Station and Coal Mine is a new $1 billion state of the art power station located in Millmerran south west of Toowoomba. Our scope of work comprised…

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Independent Colleges Australia

TfA project management services, design and engineering are progressing several projects in the education sector. TfA developed a detailed educational brief which represents the pillars of an all new educational…

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Kogan Creek Power Station

The Kogan Creek Power Station is a coal fired power station in a single unit arrangement with a capacity of 750 megawatts. TFA Project Group designed six buildings to a…

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KFC

TFA have worked closely with Collins Foods to deliver a number of new KFC stores throughout Queensland. TFA progressed Development Approvals and designs for various projects through to completion.

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White Bay Sydney Harbour

TFA were commissioned to design the new refueling facility right in the heart of Sydney Harbour. The new facility services the Sydney Ferry fleet, cruise boats, water taxis and recreational…

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Hamilton Island

As part of a major upgrade of Hamilton Island, a new diesel tank farm was installed to service the new standby power station. A cross-country pipeline was installed from the…

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Rio Tinto Dampier

Located at Tug Harbour, this project included a site visit, inspection and upgrade of the fuel storage and refueling facility to add an additional refueling pier. The site was audited…

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Brisbane Water Police

A new refueling facility was installed including underground fuel storage to service the Brisbane Water Police fleet at the entrance of the Brisbane River. This project was completed on time…

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Marinas Cove Marina Gold Coast

This project involved the upgrade of the diesel and ULP refuelling system with a dual ULP/diesel dispenser and high flow 300LPM hose reel for large vessels on the refuelling pontoon….

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CQPA Gladstone Marina Upgrade

This project included the removal of 2 x 10 KL underground diesel tanks and replacing them with a 70 KL double walled fibre glass tank. The facility was upgraded with…

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Bunnings Warehouse

Bunnings hardware warehouses have been involved in a major expansion program throughout Australia.  TFA have been involved in many new Bunnings stores. For each new warehouse, TFA have created a site…

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Viva Pinkenba Lubricants Import Facility

Situation As a consequence of Shell selling their lubricants business to Viva Energy, the lubricant blending plant at Pinkenba was to close and a new import terminal to be constructed…

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PARK FUELS

TFA designed a brand new oil terminal incorporating the restoration of two old existing and rusting 26ML Orica naphtha storage tanks on Kooragang Island, including a two bay road tanker…

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Shell Pinkenba

TfA completed a major upgrade of the Shell Pinkenba bitumen plant including a new 10ML bitumen storage tank, wharfline, heat exchangers, hot oil heater and connections to the road tanker…

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Graincorp Liquid Terminals Pipeline

TFA was involved in the approvals, design, construction assistance and project management of four (4) x 1000m pipelines for transfer between a brownfield and greenfield storage terminals in Pinkenba, Qld. The…

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CALTEX CAIRNS TERMINAL

TfA completed a major upgrade of the Caltex Cairns Terminal in 2006. This included a new fire fighting system, automation of the wharf manifold and recommissioning of the Kenny Street…

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Austcane NQ

The Austcane ethanol project (value approx $220 million) is proposed in the Burdekin area, south of Townsville in Queensland.  The facility incorporates an integrated Sugar Cane Processing Mill, Juice extraction,…

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Primary Energy WA

The Primary Energy Bio-Refinery project was proposed in the Kwinana industrial area, south of Fremantle in Western Australia.  The facility was designed to use Western Australian wheat to produce up…

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Shell Northmead

  This was a new to industry site comprising a Shell Service Station with integrated McDonald’s fast food outlet and separate KFC fast food outlet with facility for two future…

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Dalby bio-refinery tanks

TFA designed the ethanol tank farm for Dalby bio-refinery, comprising 4 tanks and a road tanker loading gantry.

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Neumann Tank

TFA designed and project managed the construction of a new 15ML tank at the Neumann Terminal. TFA designed the foundations using preloading over a period of months to avoid piling.

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Pinkenba Bitumen Tank

TFA completed a major upgrade of the Shell Pinkenba Bitumen Plant including a new 10ML Bitumen Storage Tank and: 4 new heat exchangers hot oil heater associated plant piping and…

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Marinna Energy

  Master planning, project definition and feasibility engineering for a proposed ethanol plant at Marinna NSW. Scope included Liaison with utility authorities Development approval documentation Project definition, concept Technologist evaluation

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Eagle Energy Ethanol Plant

TfA performed planning, preliminary design and costing of the proposed Eagle Energy ethanol plant which commenced construction in 2014 at Coleambally. Scope included Master planning and regulatory approvals coordination Concept…

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Beverage Plants

TfA staff have extensive experience on major and minor brewery and beverage plant projects from complete brew house replacement to hazardous chemicals and CO2 recovery. TfA is also a member…

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Shell Birkenhead

Major plant expansion including a thermal heat load study. This involved detailed heat loss calculations for all tanks on site to calculate the plant heat load and size a new…

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BP Bulwer Island BBU

TFA undertook the detailed design and project management of a new bitumen blower unit system. TfA were lead process engineers for the project integrating Italian technology into the existing plant,…

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Boral Bitumen

TFA performed national compliance audits of bitumen storage facilities at 42 Boral asphalt plants throughout Australia. A comprehensive audit check list was established based on Australian and international best practice standards,…

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BP Hobart

TFA performed a variety of projects at the BP Selfs Point bitumen plant in Hobart. These included a review of the hot oil heating system, new metering systems and piping…

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Shell Pinkenba

  This project facilitated a $5 million expansion of the Shell Pinkenba Lube Blending Plant and incorporated asbestos removal, extensions to the existing package warehouse, construction of a new warehouse…

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Castrol Eagle Farm Bulk Additive facility

  Historically the Castrol Whinstanes terminal handled viscosity improver additive, a highly viscous difficult to pump product, by drum. The project involved the relocation of a 140kL tank from Melbourne…

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Shell Pinkenba Lubes Plant Upgrade

  TFA reviewed and designed a variety of lube plant modifications including: replacement base oil and additive pumps, gantry unloading pumps pipework modifications blend header modifications for additional additives grease…

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Alcoa McCoy

  The Alcoa McCoy workshops were a brand new facility located closer to the open cut mine face including an 8xbay heavy vehicle workshop with integrated stores and administration offices,…

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Clermont Mine Lubricant Tank Farm

  TFA designed this brand new 350kL diesel tank farm with heavy vehicle and light vehicle refuelling facilities, plus a new lubricants tank farm with 6 grades of lubricants and grease….

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Alcoa McCoy

  The Alcoa McCoy workshops were a brand new facility located closer to the open cut mine face including an eight bay heavy vehicle workshop with integrated stores and administration…

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Park Fuels Kooragang Island

  TFA designed a brand new oil terminal incorporating the restoration of two old existing and rusting 26ML Orica naphtha storage tanks on Kooragang Island. The project included a new…

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Shell / Viva Energy Pipeline Gore Bay Sydney Harbour

Situation The existing 18km long pipeline from Gore Bay Terminal to Clyde Refinery was ageing and intelligent pigging identified that the pipe was in need of maintenance under AS2885 to…

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Caltex Mackay Wharf Lines

TFA project managed a major upgrade of the existing Caltex Fuel Terminal at Mackay including two new storage tanks, a new gantry bay, new pumps and two new dock lines…

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Caltex Cairns Wharf Line

TFA project managed a major upgrade of the existing Caltex Fuel Terminal at Cairns including a new two bay gantry, new loading pumps, major piping modifications and a new wharf…

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Goonyella Riverside Mine

  TFA designed the lubricants tank farm for the Riverside Mine project with 5 grades, coolant, grease and waste oil evacuation reticulated throughout the workshops.

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Rolleston Mine

  TFA designed the lubricants tank farm for the Rolleston Mine project with 5 grades, grease and waste oil evacuation reticulated throughout the workshops.

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Millmerran Coal Mine

  Millmerran Power Station and Coal Mine is a new $1 billion state of the art power station located in Millmerran south west of Toowoomba. Our scope of work comprised…

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AS 1940:2017 Impacts Update

Service Stations Service station owners, designers and developers should be aware that AS 1940:2017 includes changes which affect the design, operation and maintenance of service stations. AS1940 is significant in…

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Hydrogen Consultants

TFA’s inhouse town planning and engineering experience will make us valuable partners for your hydrogen infrastructure development projects. Notably, TfA are dangerous good specialists and understand safe storage and handling…

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Caltex Blacksoil

Project Description Caltex Truckstop and Retail Redevelopment Site. Including Caltex Foodary retail shop with internal adjoining truckies lounge and full kitchen; starter-gate 4 car refueling canopy; 3bay truck refueling canopy…

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Leadership Team

We are a dynamic company that only employs talented and motivated people. We deliver world’s best expertise and industry best value by attracting, training and retaining a star team. Our…

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Civil Engineering

TFA’s in-house civil and structural design capabilities spans the expertise required to deliver our broad spectrum of projects. TFA have experience conducting and preparing: Site investigation, due diligence and development advice…

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Wellcamp Airport

TFA provided detailed design for the refueling facilities at the new Wellcamp Airport in Toowoomba, Qld. TFA’s scope covered mechanical, civil, structural and electrical design for above ground Jet fuel and…

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BP Parkes

Project Description Rural retail site upgrade. Including light store refurbishment, signage upgrade, fuel system replacement and other site upgrades and improvements. Timing Construction was completed in May 2019 TfA Contribution…

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Brisbane Airport

TFA have performed a variety of projects at Brisbane Airport. Works include a number of projects at the JUHI including tank 7, piping modifications and tank 16 inspection. We have…

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Structural Engineering

Our in-house structural design capabilities spans the expertise required to deliver our broad spectrum of projects. We have experience conducting and preparing structural design for: Machine and equipment foundations Residential, commercial…

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Coles Group – Coles Express – Ormeau

Project Description New to industry Retail site consisting of a Coles Express Service station with 8 position refuelling car canopy & associated UPSS system and Hungry Jacks Restaurant with drive…

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Shell Aviation

TFA have provided design services for Shell Aviation over the last five years having provided detailed design and tender documentation for a number of new airport refuelling facilities. Sites include…

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Mechanical Engineering

With our strong in-house mechanical engineering team, TfA provides detailed design services for a broad range of projects including petroleum, biofuels, mining and Defence. TFA have in-house expertise in conducting and…

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Caltex Colmslie

Project Description New to industry retail site. Including new look Caltex Foodary retail shop with Boost tenancy; starter-gate 4 car refueling canopy. Timing Construction was completed in May 2020 TfA…

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RAAF Amberley A330 AAR Refuelling

This project included a 3km extension of the existing Amberley Airforce Base refuelling system to service the new A330-200 Airbus Air to Air Refuellers. TfA’s scope include site planning, feasibility studies,…

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Process Engineering

With our strong in-house chemical and process engineering team, TFA Project Group provides detailed design services for a broad range of projects including petroleum, biofuels, mining and Defence. TFA have in-house…

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Puma Citiswitch

Project Description New to industry travel centre site. Including full truck stop and retail site facilities and a central commercial travel centre building featuring Puma service station and multiple other…

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Electrical Engineering

  Our in-house electrical design team are experienced in the areas of electrical system design, PLC programming and instrumentation. Our designers are fully accredited Hazardous Areas designers with Electrical Safety…

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Oakey Army Base Helicopter Refueling

The base supports a variety of Army aircraft including the Blackhawk helicopter.  The facility consists of two refuelling skids connected by a buried pipeline to the main aviation storage facility….

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Woolworths Petrol: Yeppoon

Project Description New to industry Retail site. This site consisted of a large standalone refuelling (4 dispenser) canopy and forecourt area, 200m2 retail convenience store, associated services & extensive landscaping…

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Amberley Airforce Base Test Cell No. 2

This project facilitated the construction of a new F-111 Jet Engine Test Cell to test jet engines at full after burner thrust prior to return to service after maintenance. The…

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Hazardous Areas and Hazardous Area Classification

TfA Project Group are certified Hazardous Area Consultants with decades of experience designing, commissioning and operating hazardous area facilities across Australia. Our expertise minimises your projects compliance risk, providing you…

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AS1940

AS1940 The Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids AS1940 is an Australian Standard developed to provide guidance for the safe design and operation of facilities that store and…

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HAZOP

TFA has experienced facilitators capable of conducting Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs). Risk mitigation is of paramount importance to each TFA designer, as we regularly design installations with inherent hazards which…

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Industry Note Nov 2023: NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Sustainable Buildings) 2022

The New South Wales, Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) brought the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sustainable Buildings) 2022 (Sustainable Buildings SEPP) into effect on 1 October 2023 for the…

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Sustainable Liquid Fuels: White Paper Part 3

With 175 billion litres (BL) of production per year and hundreds of plants in operation, biofuels represent 3.6% of the world liquid fuels market. Whilst the IEA Net Zero by…

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Green Hydrogen Potential: White Paper Part 2

Green hydrogen offers huge potential to help Australia decarbonise. However, the production of green hydrogen requires significant supplies of renewable electricity. There are not only many competing uses for green…

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