Civmec announces major resources engineering contracts

Engineering group Civmec has announced $100 million worth of manufacturing, construction and maintenance orders for fabrications for Western Australian mining infrastructure. The company has been awarded three new contracts for the proposed Albemarle Lithium Kemerton expansion project in WA (pictured). Civmec will fabricate 25 carbon steel tanks for the project which will be fabricated, assembled…

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Wayne Driver, SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand Managing Director, announces retirement

SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand has announced that its Managing Director, Wayne Driver, will be taking an early retirement due to unspecified health and personal reasons, effective April 1.  This decision marks the end of his 33-year tenure at SMC, a Japanese-headquartered specialist in pneumatic and electric automation equipment. “This decision has not been taken…

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AUKUS and submarines, the start of Australia’s re-industrialisation? – By Geoff Potts

The potential industrial payoff from the construction of Australian nuclear submarines, or potentially the lack of it, has ignited controversy among @AuManufacturing readers. Here, in the third in a series (see below) Geoff Potts takes a more positive view. AUKUS will be one of the most significant and difficult national projects undertaken by our nation…

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ChemX signs MoU with lithium–ion battery company C4V ASX-listed high–purity battery materials development company ChemX Materials has announced the signing of a non–binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US–based battery technology company C4V. C4V is involved in some of the world’s largest gigafactory developments, including Recharge Industries’ gigafactory in Geelong, Australia, as well as iM3NY’s…

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Sparc Technologies begins graphene additive manufacture

Sparc Technologies has commissioned the company’s ecosparc graphene additive commercial production facility. The state of the art facility enables Sparc to produce commercial quantities of its ecosparc graphene additive product for use in the global coatings industry, composites and other graphene additive applications. Sparc Technologies Executive Chairman Stephen Hunt said: “Sparc is delighted to be…

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Orbital in $2m Singapore contract

Drone engine manufacturer Orbital Corporation has inked a continuation contract with a Singapore customer for the design and development of a new engine for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The contract will take an existing design, development, verification and validation contract through to its completion. Orbital CEO Todd Adler said the contract was another positive…

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Savic holds funding round ahead of production, planned exports

Melbourne-based electric motorcycle manufacturer Savic Motorcycles is seeking investment ahead of production of its C-Series, which was awarded Australian Design Rules (ADR) certification in December.  On Thursday morning Savic told those on its mailing list that it has “decided to extend our capital raising through Equitise, the renowned crowdfunding platform, so that you, our supporters…

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