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FFI Gladstone takes shape Fortescue Future Industries’ new green manufacturing hub is taking shape in Gladstone, Queensland (pictured), according to construction material supplier Bosfa Pty Ltd. The company is supplying its Dramix steel fibre reinforced concrete to help build FFI’s new green energy production facilities. According to Bosfa: “This new 14,600m2 facility is the first…

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ClearVue wins contract with Hong Kong government for solar energy study

Building-integrated photovoltaics company ClearVue Technologies has been awarded a tender with the Hong Kong government for a 12-month measurement and verification study of the company’s glazing systems. The study covers installation of five of ClearVue’s integrated glazing unit (IGU) panels at the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) offices in Kowloon. The panels cover approximately…

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Conroy slams Dutton’s UK submarine comments

Defence Industry minister Pat Conroy has hit back at extraordinary comments by opposition leader Peter Dutton again throwing his weight behind the purchase of US rather than UK designed nuclear submarines. In a departure from the bi-partisanship shown by politicians to this sensitive defence purchase, Dutton told journalists at the Avalon Air Show that American…

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Seeley cools historic Adelaide Central Market

Air conditioning and water heating manufacturer Seeley International’s Climate Wizard air conditioning technology has been successfully installed to meet the difficult challenge of the refurbishment of Adelaide Central Market which features wide openings to the outside. The 32 rooftop-mounted Climate Wizard CW-H15S Plus units (pictured, below) provide 51,200 litres per second of 100 percent treated…

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Ronson Gears wins Lockheed Martin supply agreement

Melbourne gear manufacturer Ronson Gears has been awared the first-ever international Long-Term Agreement made with global space and aerospace company Lockheed Martin Space under its Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program. The breakthrough agreement under Lockheed Martin’s agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia covers the supply of multiple gear and gear sets across various space programmes…

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Ego Pharmaceuticals expands in Victoria

One of Australia’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers Ego Pharmaceuticals is expanding production in Melbourne’s southeast, creating jobs and boosting exports. Minister for Industry and Innovation and Manufacturing Sovereignty Ben Carroll today announced government support for Ego Pharmaceuticals’ $35 million project to increase production capacity at its Braeside manufacturing site by 50 per cent and create 90…

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Titomic gets more orders from Boeing

Metal additive manufacturing machine manufacturer Titomic has received a further purchase order from aerospace company Boeing for the continuing flight qualification of components manufactured using the company’s Titomic Kinetic Fusion 3D printing process. The contract, with Boeing Space, Intelligence and Weapons Systems, is for the relatively small amount of $132,174, but demonstrates continuing interest in…

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