Who we are

SPIE Plexal : sharing a vision for the future

About us

SPIE Plexal

SPIE Plexal was established in 2002 as a brownfield’s specialist engineering company. Our core capabilities initially centred around instrument, electrical and control systems engineering and commissioning. Since being acquired by SPIE in 2013 we have expanded our capability to include maintenance engineering and instrument / electrical implementation and inspection services.

In addition to our Australian offices in Perth and Brisbane, SPIE have a global presence which can serve local, regional and worldwide needs for our specialist services. We have completed over 1,000 projects and continue to serve our Clients across projects in Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.

SPIE Plexal has proven capability and experience in delivering greenfield and brownfield projects and services. Our knowledge of the asset lifecycle combined with technical and delivery expertise adds significant value for our Clients.

Our goal

Our goal

SPIE Plexal is led by an energetic and experienced leadership team focused on:

  • Protecting people and assets whilst preserving the environment
  • Adding value to our customers by delivering the highest quality result within schedule and budget
  • Understanding our customer’s requirements and needs and translating this into practical and cost-effective solutions
  • Making use of innovation and technology through our systems and processes to achieve better quality results

Our capabilities across the asset lifecycle

SPIE Plexal has both the capability and proven experience in greenfield and brownfield projects that goes further than the Basis of Design, considering all aspects of a project lifecycle including implementation, maintenance, and decommissioning.

Detailed design
Operations and maintenance support
Brownfield modifications and upgrades
Cutovers (Hot and Cold)
Asset life extensions

As Main Automation Contractor we work effectively with other Instrument, Electrical and Control vendors to deliver superior outcomes and support for our customers throughout the lifecycle of the asset.

Our experience

Our experience

SPIE Plexal workers Our people have local and global experience working in the Resource and Energy sectors . We understand the different requirements of each sector and tailor our Clients standards and business processes.

SPIE Plexal is a flexible company and have years of experience working closely with our Clients adapting our processes to accommodate their needs.

We make use of technology and have developed efficiency tools such as Plexsys and Pleximus to facilitate more effective delivery of services for our Clients.

Countries and regions include Australasia, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, South Korea, Africa and the Middle East.


Dean Paton - Managing Director
Dean Paton - Managing Director

Bachelor of Electrical and Control Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce; University of Western Australia, 1994.

Dean commenced his engineering career in 1994 working across all aspects of conceptual definition, design, estimation, procurement, supervision, installation and commissioning of multi-disciplined and control system upgrade projects for the oil / gas and mining industries.

Dean has extensive site experience with highlights including the successful completion of “hot cutovers” of the control and safeguarding systems for a large oil and gas offshore complex.

Dean joined Plexal Group in 2004 and as Operations Manager he was able to achieve 400% growth over 18 months. Dean was elected to the Board as Executive Director in 2006 and led the establishment of our Thailand office.

Dean was elevated to Chief Executive Officer of Plexal Group in 2012 and is now Managing Director of the re-branded entity SPIE Plexal.
Vic Di Camillo  - General Manager, Western Australia
Vic Di Camillo - General Manager, Western Australia

Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce; University of Western Australia, 1994.

Vic commenced his career in 1995 as a Controls Systems Engineer and has gained experience in vendor support roles, project delivery and site-based commissioning.

Vic has experience working with across several industry sectors including mining, mineral processing, materials handling, utilities and oil and gas.

Vic joined Plexal Group in 2005 as a Project / Lead Instrument Engineer and has successfully delivered projects and repeat business from Clients such as DBP, ROC Oil, APA and AWE. Vic’s project delivery skills and Client focus is highly valued by our customers.

Vic was appointed General Manager (WA) in 2013 and is responsible for the SPIE Plexal WA business unit.

Industry sectors

  • Offshore and Onshore Oil & Gas Production
  • LNG & LPG Production & Storage
  • Gas Transmission
  • Power Generation and Distribution
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water Transmission, Distribution & Treatment
  • Hydrogen Production

SPIE Plexal workers
SPIE Plexal workers
SPIE Plexal workers


SPIE Plexal services and supports a wide range of organisations, both in size and industry sector. We strive to customise our service to each of our customers to best deliver to their needs.

  • AGIG
  • Albemarle
  • APA
  • AWE
  • BHPB Petroleum
  • Blue Energy
  • Bow Energy
  • BP
  • BHP Iron Ore
  • Buru Energy
  • Chevron Australia
  • Chevron Bangladesh
  • Chevron Thailand
  • CSBP
  • ENI Australia
  • Honeywell
  • ICON Engineering
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Maersk
  • Mitsui E&P
  • Origin Energy
  • QGC
  • Roc Oil China
  • Rio Tinto
  • Roy Hill
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Salamander Energy
  • Santos
  • Schneider
  • Shell
  • Solar Turbines
  • South32
  • Thai Oil
  • TransAlta
  • Triangle Energy
  • Vermilion Energy
  • Water Corporation of Western Australia
  • Westside Corporation
  • Woodside Energy
  • Yara

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