Austal delivers 118-metre trimaran ferry

Perth shipbuilder Austal has delivered the first of two 118 metre long car and passenger ferries to shipping line Fred Olsen Express. The Bajamar Express (pictured), part of an order worth $190 million, was handed over at a ceremony held at Austal’s shipyard at Henderson, south of Perth. The aluminium trimaran, capable of transporting more…

LBT Innovations signs up Europe distributor

Microbiology diagnostic device manufacturer LBT Innovations has signed up leading diagnostics group Beckman Coulter as its distributor for the European Union. The company has been commercialising its APAS Independence laboratory instrument (pictured below), an imaging, interpretation, sorting and reporting machine that automatically examines culture plates for the presence of bacterial colonies. Beckman Coulter has signed…

New Touch Industries invests in quality

Melbourne’s New Touch Industries is investing in a new laser cutting and warehousing machine which will produce a better quality product. The company, which makes everything metal from the crown signs on Crown Casino to street benches and rubbish bins and fuel tanks for armoured vehicles, received a $100,000 federal grant. Managing director Brad Drury…

NSW Defence network funds quantum device work

The Defence Industry Quantum Research Consortium is funding two cutting-edge quantum science and technology research projects to the tune of $1.5 million. The consortium, a grouping of universiities brought together by the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN), will bring researchers together with industry to pursue the projects. Member universities are Macquarie University, The University of…