Decom Electrical
Contact the team on
(03) 214 1775

About Decom Electrical

Decom was formed out of the privatisation of the PowerNet workforce in July 1995. Since then, Decom has gained a reputation as a major force in what is a very competitive environment. Today Decom have a customer base that encompasses electrical supply authorities through to heavy industry.

Decom have been involved in several major projects in the Southern region, many in which we have been the principle contractor. Decom's team have a wealth of experience covering a wide range of skills. We understand that our staff is our most important asset and this has been the driving force behind the continual process of adapting and adjusting to the needs of our team and our customers. 

 

Peter Leith - Managing Director (ETC, NZCE - Electrical, REA)

Peter is a talented engineer who has 35 years experience in the electrical industry. He has extensive experience in the design of Protection, Control and SCADA systems. 

Starting his career as a Draughtsman with the NZ Electricity Department, Peter has progressed from a Design Draughtsman with the Southland Electric Power Supply, to Senior Design Engineer with the Power Company and then to Design Services Team Leader with PowerNet. During this period he has also gained considerable experience in project management.

Peter has a vast working knowledge of the following equipment and systems:

  • Substation design of civil, protection and control systems
  • Siemens, Kingfisher, GE Harris substation automation and control
  • AutoCAD electrical drawing
  • IFIX SCADA database configuration and commissioning
  • Landis and Gyr Load Control plant mainframe, communication, control and plant tuning and fault response
  • Project management

 

Peter and wife Sharon have three children. His main sporting interest is playing squash, although other interests include tramping, water skiing, softball, touch rugby and social golf.

 

Geoff Gorton - Electrical Supervisor (Registered Electrician, Advanced Trade Cert., Electrical Inspector)

Geoff has 29 years experience in the electrical industry as an Electrician / Electrical Fitter for the Ministry of Energy (Electricity Division), Southland Electric Power Supply, The Power Company and PowerNet. He has mainly been involved in the construction and maintenance of high and low voltage electrical equipment, along with its associated control, protection and SCADA schemes. 

Geoff has been involved in metering installation for reticulation networks and industrial customers, and working at hydro and geothermal power stations. He has expertise in the following areas:

  • Substation transformers, oil and SF6 insulated indoor and outdoor high voltage switchgear
  • Substation protection, automation and control equipment and wiring
  • Substation earthing and civil construction
  • AutoCAD electrical drawing
  • High voltage cable jointing, terminating and testing
  • Substation and revenue metering installations
  • Domestic wiring installation
  • Industrial installation and maintenance work
  • Electrical inspection
  • Project management

 

Geoff and wife Jane have three children. Geoff still finds time away from gardening and home handyman duties to enjoy rugby, cricket, touch rugby and social golf. 

 

Phil Johnston - Electrical Supervisor (Registered Electrician & Electrical Inspector)

Phil has 29 years experience in the industry as an Electrician / Electrical Fitter for the Ministry of Energy (Electricity Division), Southland Electric Power Supply, The Power Company and PowerNet. He has been involved in the construction and maintenance of high and low voltage electrical equipment, along with its associated control, protection and SCADA schemes.

Phil has been involved in metering installation for reticulation networks and industrial customers and has spent considerable time running the domestic electrical contracting division of The Power Company.

Phil has skills in the following areas:

  • Substation transformers, oil and SF6 insulated indoor and outdoor high voltage switchgear
  • Substation protection, automation and control equipment and wiring
  • Substation earthing and civil construction
  • High voltage cable jointing, terminating and testing
  • Substation and revenue metering installations
  • Domestic wiring installation
  • Industrial installation and maintenance including PLC fault finding, VSD installation and commissioning
  • Electrical inspections
  • Project management

 

 

Phil has two children and his main sporting interest is refereeing rugby. Other interests include touch rugby, tennis and golf.

 

 

Steve Cole - Commissioning Supervisor / Design Engineer (NZCE Electrical)

Steve began his career in the utility sector in 1986 as a Trainee Technician for the Southland Electric Power Supply. His career has taken him to jobs in the high electricity transmission, distribution and generation industry in New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain. One of his main motivations is the satisfaction of completing a project to a high standard. 

Steve has extensive experience in the installation, maintenance, testing and commissioning of high voltage switchgear, equipment, control, protection and SCADA systems.

Steve has skills in the following areas:

  • High Voltage protection and control systems
  • Transformer and switchgear installation and commissioning
  • SCADA system installation and commissioning
  • Substation and industrial metering
  • Protection relay testing and commissioning
  • Secondary system design and AutoCAD drawing
  • Project management and contract delivery

 

 

Steve and Christine have four boys. His interests include travel, tramping and following his family in their endeavours.

 

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49 Ythan Street , Appleby , Invercargill 9812
Phone (03) 214 1775 | Fax (03) 214 1776
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