Perth marine engineering group CIVMEC (ASX:CVL) has completed construction of a massive new modular ship construction hall at the Henderson marine precinct. The 52,000 square metre facility is an incredible 18 storeys, or 70 metres tall, 130 metres long and 40 wide. Built to house complete air warfare destroyers, frigates and offshore patrol vessels as…
South Australian universities are sharpening their focus on maritime engineering courses to help secure a sovereign workforce to implement Australia’s $90 billion continuous naval shipbuilding program.
Canadian conglomerate BRP has completed the purchase of 80 per cent of the outstanding shares in leading Australian aluminium leisure craft and trailer builder, Telwater Pty Ltd. The successful conclusion of the takeover was announced yesterday at the Sydney International Boat Show. BRP Marine owns the Evinrude, Alumacraft and Manitou brands, but Telwater is considered…
Steel industry titan Sanjeev Gupta has followed through with his billion dollar renewables promise with three massive projects coming to reality around Whyalla, in South Australia. The owner of Liberty steel is forging ahead with a $600 million upgrade to the Whyalla steel works that will boost output to 1.8 million tonnes a year, as…
Swinburne University of Technology’s Industry 4.0 Initiative has been recognised at the 14th Australian Business Awards.
The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index released this morning shows the industry returning to overall expansion, but highlights a widening gap in performance between growing and other sectors within Australian manufacturing.
Calix (ASX:CXL) has announced that a project in Belgium trialling its carbon capture technology has completed preliminary test runs, and that this was successfully demonstrated on cement and lime meal.
The lead researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia say by-products created in the breakdown process could also be harnessed as an energy source for microorganisms that the polluting plastics currently plague.
The state’s largest gas distributor, Jemena, has announced the purchase of NSW’s first electrolyser, which will create hydrogen for a five-year trial to introduce hydrogen to the gas grid.
Federal industry minister Karen Andrews will meet with senior manufacturing industry leaders in Canberra today to discuss the future of the sector a decade from now.