Defence giants join to form new Australian submarine company

Defence giants Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and Babcock have formed a new joint venture H&B Defence to develop sovereign capability for the AUKUS conventional armed, nuclear-powered submarine programme. H&B Defence combines nuclear submarine and shipbuilding experience from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to support the nuclear-powered submarine programme unforlding under AUKUS. HII…

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Detpak to begin supplying sugarcane-based compostable product range to South East Asia, Middle East

Packaging business Detpak is launching its Eco-Products range into South East Asia and the Middle East.  The Eco-Products from Detpak range was formerly only available in ANZ. The range is made from moulded sugarcane bagasse fibres and includes fast food packaging such as clamshell containers, bowls and plates. (Eco-Products is a Boulder, Colorado-based developer and…

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Seeley evaporative cooling for middle eastern agriculture – study

Evaporative cooling technology developed by Adelaide’s Seeley International could allow the further development of agriculture in the Middle East, according to a new study. Agro-Engineer Jansher Salahuddeen revealed his study into Seeley’s Climate Wizard technology on social media as a possible answer to the challenge of growing greenhouse crops in the Middle East in summer…

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Drone business Infravision expects to double in size over next 12 months

Sunshine Coast-based startup Infravision, which has developed a drone-based powerline stringing system, expects to hire another 70 over the next 12 months as the energy transition drives demand for more high-voltage electricity transmission lines. In a statement from the Queensland government on Monday, it was shared that Infravision and state-owned energy company Powerlink are using…

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Capral acquires Brisbane distributor Apple Aluminium

Capral Aluminium has announced the acquisition of Archerfield, Brisbane-based supplier and fabricator Apple Aluminium In a statement to the ASX on Monday, Capral described the acquisition as “relatively small”, though aligned with a strategy to grow via targeted acquisitions and strategic investments. Apple Aluminium’s turnover was given as about $12 million, while Capral’s revenues for…

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