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Meet the Innovator: Matthew Allen, Founding Partner, Subcon

  • CORE Innovation Hub FLUX, 191 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

CORE's Meet the Innovator series connects you to innovators in the resources and energy sector, sharing insights about their work, global opportunities and their professional journey. 

We are excited to welcome Matthew Allen, co-founder and Managing Director of Subcon as our Innovator for October.

Learn from Matthew's experience building a global engineering business from Western Australia at this interactive Q&A, followed by drinks and networking with other resources tech innovators.

  • Tickets are $15
  • This series is FREE for CORE Members. Become a member today


MATTHEW ALLEN Managing Director, Subcon


Matthew has extensive experience delivering large diameter, drilled and grouted foundations for oil and gas platforms and renewables projects. His resume includes the largest platforms of this type to be installed in the southern hemisphere as well as remote locations in the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait. Matthew is committed to education and research has sponsored stabilisation research projects at leading universities including UWA and the Australian Maritime College.

Prior to founding Subcon, Matthew worked as an OIM for Operators Woodside and Chevron as well as an installation engineer at Saipem, Technip and Clough. His background as a seafaring marine engineer for BHP Transport on their bulk carriers and gas tankers provides a practical basis for both his engineering solutions and project management.

Matthew is a founding partner of Subcon and has built the business into a multinational company with a clearly defined and unique offering in the market.


Subcon is a global provider of subsea foundations, stabilisation products and artificial reefs. Established in 2011, Subcon has built an impressive CV of signature projects by providing rapid installation services and innovative products, backed by local support in the offshore and nearshore environments.

Clients include Chevron, Woodside, Total, Shell, Allseas, Subsea 7, Technip, Dredging International, SapuraKencana, Rio Tinto, John Holland, BAMClough, Oceanic Offshore, McDermott Rubicon Offshore, Fugro TSM, RecFish West, NSW Fisheries and QLD fisheries.

Subcon has performed projects in over 8 countries and established offices and operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Australia and the Netherlands.

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