Massive Australian made pipeline completed in Townsville

Townsville in north Queensland has inaugurated the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project bring to an end a $225 million scheme emphasising local manufacturers to augment the city’s water supplies. RPC Group’s Adelaide factory manufactured the 1.8 metre diameter composite Flowtite GRP pipes which make up a 36.5 kilometre pipeline from the Haughton Pump Station to the…

Queen’s birthday honours go to manufacturing

Manufacturers and researchers involved in the sector have figured in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List which recognised 933 Australians this year. The highest honour of Companion in the general division (AC) was awarded to Belinda Hutchinson (pictured), for eminent service to business, tertiary education, and scientific research. Hutchinson is Chairman of defence manufacturer Thales…

Silex Systems presses ahead in nuclear enrichment, will Australia follow?

Comment by Peter Roberts Technology development company Silex Systems is pressing ahead with a uranium enrichment project that has implications for any future move by Australia into nuclear industries. The Sydney company has signed a sales agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to allow it to process stockpiles of depleted nuclear fuels as…