Saunders and Ward

Polar Operations, Transport and Logistics

Ben Rolliston

Phone: +61 (0) 3 6211 8050


Saunders & Ward is a Tasmanian owned business with over 100 years’ experience in general engineering. We operate fabrication and machining workshops engaging in the manufacture, refurbishment and maintenance of specialist equipment to the power generation, Antarctic research, mining, minerals processing, water and general engineering industries.

Our company has worked closely with the Australian Antarctic Division and the French Polar Institute to successfully deliver a wide range of customised engineering projects, including:

  • The Million Year Ice Core Project Drill Tower
  • Containerised fuel tanks
  • Structural steelwork
  • Walkways and platforms
  • Satellite tracking towers
  • Wind tower components
  • Traverse, handling, van and equipment sleds
  • Compaction and proof rollers

Saunders & Ward is equipped to produce complete items of equipment, from the simplest to the most complex, without the need to outsource, all done to strict quality and performance guidelines.

We have modern well-equipped facilities and an experienced workforce of over 50 staff producing quality products out of our Kingston based facility, 15 minutes south of Hobart.

Saunders & Ward is your dedicated engineering partner from initial design right through to project delivery.