Green light for new tyre recycling plant

Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tyres into oil, carbon and steel, is pressing ahead with plans for its second plant. The company has received approval for a plant proposed for Toowoomba from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, adding to their existing facility at Warren, NSW..…

Drought, floods and plant closure hits Incitec Pivot

Chemicals, fertiliser and explosives manufacturer, Incitec Pivot (ASX: IPL) has reported big hits to its profits from a number of weather-related events and the closure of its Portland, Victoria super phosphate factory. The closure costs, along with drought in eastern Australia and cyclonic floods in the Townsville region, were outlined in a report to the…

$60 million munitions plant planned for Queensland

The Queensland government has pledged $7.5 million to speed the development of a $60 million shell forging plant for Maryborough in the north of the state. Rheinmetall Defence Business, which is already manufacturing the Boxer armoured reconnaissance vehicle in Queensland, is planning the plant to support local defence sales The CEO of Rheinmetall Waffe Munitions…

Massive pipeline project takes shape

Another 500 massive 1.8 metre diameter glass reinforced composite pipes are en route by ship from Adelaide to Townsville as part of the ambitious Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. The second of six shipments, manufactured at RPC Group’s Adelaide factory, the Flowtite GRP pipes will make up a 36.5 kilometre pipeline from the Haughton Pump Station…

Massive expansion planned for Whyalla steelworks.

By Andrew Spence Billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has announced plans to build the largest steel plant in the developed world in South Australia. Liberty Primary Steel – part of Gupta’s GFG Alliance – today announced major steps towards the transformation of the alliance’s Whyalla steelworks, signing contracts worth more than A$600m. GFG Alliance has also…