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Holmwood Highgate to manufacture fuel and water storage modules Queensland bulk liquid storage manufacturer Holmwood Highgate has signed a $30 million contract with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to deliver fuel and water modules. The modules will be fitted to defence’s fleet of logistics trucks. The Loganholme company has previously secured more than $108 million worth…

Celebrating Australian Made – the one and only Tindo Solar

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – looks at local manufacturers supporting the switch to renewable energies. Here Peter Roberts profiles Australia’s one and only manufacturer of solar PV panels – Tindo Solar. One of the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic is the danger of over-reliance on extended global supply chains and the…

Softmed onshores production of surgical wrap

Australia’s largest personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer, Softmed, has begun producing one million sterilisation wraps per month which are used to wrap and seal surgical trays and instruments prior to surgical procedures. The company, which in August invested $30 million in a new Victorian factory, began local production in response to a critical worldwide shortage…

ARENA announces $103 million in grant funding for three large-scale green hydrogen projects

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced conditional approval of $103.3 million grant support for three large-scale green hydrogen projects through its Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round. The successful projects: Engie Renewables Australia Pty Ltd (Engie): ARENA will provide up to $42.5 million towards a 10 MW electrolyser project to produce renewable hydrogen in…