History & Achievements

2013 Celebrating 20 years of catering and camp management success

  • NCS celebrates its 20th birthday in October
  • NCS shares buyback – Now 100% owned by The Anitua Group
  • Lihir travel department incorporated in to Anitua Corporate Travel
  • One million hours LTI free at CJJV
  • Record number of local hires promoted into positions previously held by Nationals
  • NCS Lihir achieves 13 million LTI free hours with NCS overall achieving 18 million LTI free hours

2012 Training and development

  • New purpose-built training kitchen on Lihir
  • World Bank describes NCS as a “prime example of a successful landowner company”
  • Partnership formed with Australia-Pacific Training College
  • Safety officer trainees received record high scores
  • New team of food safety specialists recruited
  • NCS purchases the remaining shareholding of The Alliance Group (TAG)

2011 Continuing success

  • Inaugural 15 year awards to NCS staff on Lihir
  • The Alliance Group continues to mobilise throughout the Southern Highlands
  • Awarded Australian High Commission contract

2010 Alliances in LNG, new business and a more public face

  • NCS PNGDF achieves 3 million hours LTI free
  • Launch of NCS Raibus Challenger to service Basamuk & Rai coast
  • NCS awarded contract by Lihir Gold for catering & camp administration
  • World class new mess opens on Lihir
  • NCS Properties awarded construction contract for Lakonbut 1000 man camp on Lihir
  • Construction of warehouse for LGL and completion of villas for Anitua Group
  • Addition of Coca Cola Amatil, KK Kingston, Xstrata, East-West Transport and Nestle contracts in Lae
  • Commenced catering operations at IBBM in Port Moresby
  • NCS commence apprenticeship program in partnership with William Angliss College in Melbourne
  • The Alliance Group awarded EPC 3 contract – largest hospitality contract in PNG history
  • NCS Lihir achieves 9 million hours LTI free

2009 A fresh new face and a new beginning

  • Launch of the new NCS Logo and identity, in conjuction with the relaunch of Anitua Group
  • Hidden Valley camp numbers increased to 2400
  • Basamuk camp numbers increased to 2000+
  • Renewed PNGDF contract for a further 5 years
  • Commenced operations at Wau Small Scale Mining School
  • Launch of The Alliance Group to service the LNG project – a joint venture with GCC Services.
  • Commencement of MOPU project on Lihir

2008 Further growth and expansion

  • Hidden Valley camp numbers increased to 1200+
  • Basamuk camp numbers grew from 200 to 750+
  • NCS Lihir took on the full management & operations of the Lihir Sports & Social Club
  • NCS Lihir achieved 5 million + hours LTI free
  • As a group NCS served over 750,000 meals in August
  • NCS Lihir reconfirms ISO accreditation
  • NCS opens Kurumbukari (mine site operations for Ramu NiCo)
  • Extension of Hidden Valley contract to the end of construction phase

2007 NCS continues to grow

  • Extension of PNGDF contract to end of 2008
  • Hidden Valley commenced construction phase – 3 camps
  • Tendered for and won the Ramu NiCo project – catering contract in Madang Province
  • Mobilised Basamuk (Ramu NiCo)

2006 Renaming to NCS

  • The company formally becomes NCS Holdings Limited.
  • NCS confirmed a three year contract with University of Technology, Lae
  • Commenced canteen operations at SP Brewery and Trukai Rice in Lae
  • Established Kumul Fresh Foods
  • Extension of accommodation facilities on Lihir – DY camp

2005 Commencement of three new ventures

  • NCS invited to take over the catering services for University of Tehnology, Lae
  • NCS establishes Wau Fresh Produce
  • NCS designed and  constructed a 400 man camp on Lihir Island

2004 Expanding services throughout PNG

  • Niolam Catering Services becomes Nationwide Catering Services
  • PNG Defence Force invites NCS to tender for the contract to cater for 1400 staff over 10 sites throughout PNG.
  • NCS awarded the contract for Hidden Valley
  • NCS commenced operations at Kainantu Gold

2001 Stepping off Lihir

  • National Fisheries College at Kavieng catering contract won

1998 ISO Accreditation

  • Niolam Catering Services achieves ISO accreditation

1995 Lihir Mining Company Contract

  • Niolam Catering Services was awarded the camp and catering management contract from Lihir Mining Company (LMC)

1993 Establishment of Niolam Catering Services

  • Originating on Lihir Island, the company was established in 1993 as Niolam Catering Services – a landowner joint venture company on Lihir Island, New Ireland Province.