Moly-Cop – another super success that got away

Comment by Peter Roberts Moly-Cop, the world’s largest manufacturer of ball and rod grinding media used in minerals processing, is along with the Whyalla steel works another global opportunity that went unseen and unfulfilled by Australian investors. Just as the steel works is being doubled in size by new owners Liberty Primary Steel, Moly-Cop under…

Construction begins of Navy ship construction yard in Adelaide.

Defence minister, Christopher Pyne has turned the first sod on a $535 million project to build a new construction yard for Australia’s future submarines and frigates at ASC, Osborne north of Adelaide. Laing O’Rourke will modernise the existing yard that built the Collins class submarines and Hobart class air warfare destroyers, and build new facilities…

National Space Agency for Adelaide.

Australia’s new national Space Agency will be based in Adelaide recognising the state’s long history with rocketry and satellites. Adelaide had been selected over other states vying for the agency, which will oversee a massive boost to space industries invigorated by low cost commercial launches, and the advent of micro-satellites. Premier Steven Marshall said today:…

Manufacturers brace for Tomlinson fallout.

Manufacturers and suppliers are bracing for the fallout from the collapse of engineering firm RCR Tomlinson which has gone into administration. The company went under unable to complete nine solar farms in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, despite raising $100 million from investors only three months ago. Tomlinson operates under the brands O’Donnell Griffin, Haden…