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Incat in talks to build electric fast ferry Shipbuilder Incat Tasmania has announced a new partnership with European shipping company BrittanyFerries and technology company Wärtsilä to explore design and technical requirements for a 137-metre zero emission ferry. According to a statement on social media: “Incat has a long-standing and successful relationship with both companies. This…

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Dulux Powder Coatings joins national recycling group

Architectural and industrial supplier Dulux Powder Coatings has joined the The Australian Micro Recyclers Association (AMRA), a group dedicated to growing decentralised recycling and manufacturing around Australia. In a statement on Wednesday, Dulux said that membership would assist it in meeting sustainability goals “by reducing carbon emissions and waste to landfill, with a priority on…

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Australian Manufacturing Forum passes 15,000 members

@AuManufacturing’s social media discussion and networking group, the Australian Manufacturing Forum on Linkedin, has passed an important membership milestone. The Forum, Australia’s largest professional social media group of Australian manufacturers, last night saw the admission of new members, bringing membership to 15,000. New members in past days range from production team members to technical staff…

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$58.3 million awarded to ARC Laureate Fellows

Funding totalling $58.3 million has been announced through the most recent round of the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme, supporting projects including quantum computing devices, more durable perovskite-based solar photovoltaic cells, and terahertz biosensing. Funding for 17 researchers was announced on Tuesday through the scheme, which is part of ARC’s Discovery Program and supports researchers “to…

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Design partners selected for nuclear submarine shipyard

The federal government has announced Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) and an AECOM and Aurecon Joint Venture as the concept design partners for South Australia’s new nuclear-powered submarine construction yard (NPSCY). KBR has extensive experience in supporting design and project management for defence infrastructure facilities and will design the area of the NPSCY that will…

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