New energy innovation projects that draw on resources from the oceans and outer space will receive $344,000 in funding from the Australian Government. Two industry collaborations, led through National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), will be supported by the grant. The first project, to be delivered by the newly formed Australia Remote Operations for Space and … Continue reading Federal funding announced for new NERA projects
Perth will soon to be home to a national consortium aiming to capitalise on locally developed robotic technologies for space exploration, such as mining for water on the moon. The venture could inject $200 million per year into the local economy in five years’ time according to PwC’s estimates. The not-for-profit consortium AROSE (Australian Remote … Continue reading Perth makes bid for slice of new generation space race pie
French rail manufacturer Alstom has been awarded the contract to build 246 railcars for Western Australia’s METRONET project. The railcars will be manufactured locally at an assembly plant in Bellevue. Local manufacturers involved in the construction of the facility include crane manufacturer Eilbeck, which will use $850,000 to supply four cranes capable of lifting up … Continue reading French manufacturer awarded contract to deliver Perth railcars
The WorldSkills national competition will be held in Perth in August 2020, announced Education and Training Minister, Sue Ellery. Across 60 skill categories, the WorldSkills Australia National Championships showcase and celebrate the best in vocational education and training around the country. “The event will also put our most talented apprentices and trainees in the national … Continue reading Australian WorldSkills titles to be in Perth
Olympus has announced that it has opened a new, purpose-built calibration centre in Perth to meet increasing demand from industrial customers for local service and support. “The key focus of the centre is to service the local WA market by reducing the time involved in calibrating equipment. The turnaround times can be quite tight but by … Continue reading Olympus opens new calibration centre in Perth
Food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has delayed the closure of its factory in Western Australia, due to issues with its supply agreement with George Weston Foods. Earlier this year, Goodman Fielder announced plans to cease production at its Malaga, Perth plant by April 28. The plan was to enter into a supply agreement with George Weston … Continue reading Goodman Fielder delays WA factory closure
Rinnai Australia has acquired Specialized Engineering (SE), a Perth-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial air conditioning products. SE manufactures a range of rooftop packaged systems, large capacity ducted split systems, vertical packages and split units as well as other customised products and spare parts. The acquisition, backed by Rinnai Japan, will see Rinnai Australia supplying … Continue reading Rinnai acquires Perth-based HVAC manufacturer
Struggling scooter manufacturer Vmoto has announced an exclusive supply agreement with German electric scooter company E-Tropolis.
A company in Perth has been fined $10,000 after an employee lost part of a finger in a mincing machine.