Chapter Four

In 1989, ten per cent of Transfield's business was offshore, and by 1995 it was almost 30 per cent. On the eve of the 1996 split between its partners, the Company was on the brink of becoming the biggest Australian private company and the largest construction and engineering firm in South East Asia, with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hanoi, Vientiane, Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon, and workshops in Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.



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Seven Hills workshop, 1986. Transfield’s automatic manufacture of welded beams for Indonesian bridges.