National Energy Resource Australia (NERA) and Innovation Central Perth have announced a new partnership to develop Australian supply chains for the digitisation of the energy resources sector. Utilising advanced sensors to identify problems and find cost savings, the partnership will utilise Innovation Central’s Wireless Industrial Sensor Environment (WISE) Program, which develops low cost, battery powered … Continue reading Digitisation of energy sector relies upon collaboration with local manufacturers
A solar-powered microgrid will provide electrical energy for industry at the Peel Business Park in Nambeelup, Western Australia. Built by a consortium led by Enwave Australia, the project will be Australia’s first ever industrial renewable energy microgrid. The solar farm will be supported by a battery to provide constant power to the 120 hectare lot. … Continue reading WA industrial park powered by solar microgrid
Western Australia released its Asian Engagement Strategy to support industry to interact with the growth of Asia. With Asia representing 60 per cent of the world’s middle class by 2030, the Strategy complements the Diversify WA framework, as a multi-sector roadmap. The strategy outlines four areas where the government will support the state’s engagement with … Continue reading WA supports business to pursue growth in Asia
The Western Australian government will introduce new legislation to criminalise industrial manslaughter, alongside investing $12.9 million to enhance workplace health and safety. The legislation creates two new offences, industrial manslaughter class one, with a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment, and industrial manslaughter class two, with a maximum penalty of 10 years for negligent behaviour. … Continue reading WA proposes new workplace health and safety laws
Minister for Regional Development, Alannah MacTiernan, turned on a wireless telecommunications tower in WA’s Mid-West last Friday, July 26. The tower, in Eneabba, is a part of a new wireless network which will enable farmers to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) technologies on their farms, and forms part of the state government’s Digital Farm Program. … Continue reading High-speed broadband comes to WA’s Mid-West
This week the Western Australian government has announced two grants for innovative businesses to set up in the state. The state government will provide support for local businesses through the X-TEND WA program. Six education programs for investors and innovators are part of the $516,000 pilot program. The programs range from business scale up strategies … Continue reading WA offers investment for innovation
In launching the Western Australian (WA) government’s Diversify WA vision, the state government identified technology and advanced manufacturing as one of the key economic sectors that will build a more resilient, sustainable and growing economy. To achieve this vision, the WA government will reduce barriers to diversification, foster innovation and demonstrate fiscal responsibility so to … Continue reading Manufacturing key to future of WA economy
WA-based shipbuilder Austal has won a contract worth up to $779 million to construct a Frigate-sized Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 28) for the US Navy. The ship will be constructed at Austal’s shipyard in Alabama, however some subsystems will be produced at the company’s Henderson, WA facility. These will include ride control systems, … Continue reading WA shipbuilder wins $779 million contract
Western Australian shipbuilder Austal is teaming up with government-owned counterpart ASC in South Australia to win the contract to build the Navy’s nine new frigates. Three international designers have been shortlisted for the $35 billion program – British BAE, Italian firm Fincantieri and Spanish company Navantia. The Government is expected to make a decision in … Continue reading SA and WA shipbuilders join to win frigates contract
German shipbuilder Lurssen hopes to create an Australian manufacturing base to export navy ships around the region. Lurssen chief Peter Lurssen will today present a proposal to partner with Adelaide-based ASC and WA-based Civmec/Forgacs to build 12 offshore patrol vessels. The company intends to establish the base in Perth, however work on its export projects … Continue reading Shipbuilder wants to establish WA manufacturing and export hub
Australian shipbuilders have expressed fears that Australia will have minimal involvement in the building and maintenance of the nation’s future submarines and warships. South Australia should expect to see only a fraction of the benefits from the $89 billion Future Submarines and shipbuilding defence construction, according to Defence SA. The organisation claims there is a … Continue reading Fears for Australia’s shipbuilding industry
Shipbuilder Navantia had discussions with local Western Australian (WA) businesses regarding its potential build of nine anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Australian Navy. The company has been shortlisted as one three candidates to design the SEA5000 Future Frigates to replace the existing ANZAC Class fleet. WA’s department of commerce industry development director John O’Hare said … Continue reading Navantia courts WA industry over frigate plans
Perth-based 3D printing company Aurora Labs has announced that it has lodged another patent application, this time for a method of producing metal powders.
WA owned heavy road transport equipment manufacturer Bruce Rock Engineering (BRE) unveiled its latest 60m road train during the opening of its new workshop in Perth.
Specialty construction chemicals company Sika Australia has consolidated two plants and three warehouses, opening a new factory at Bibra Lake to improve its logistics and manufacturing processes.
Eleven reportable leaks have led to investigations at the Pilbara Fertiliser site in Western Australia, owned by Yara International.
Recent Endeavour Awards champion Admedus is growing briskly, with their tissue engineering process being used to repair hearts all over the world. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s chief operating officer, Dr Julian Chick. Australia’s “clean and green” image is a benefit well-known to many of our food exporters. Regulations are among the reasons it’s … Continue reading Pumped about the future
Two activist investors have taken out a combined stake of 5.4 per cent in caravan and accommodation company Fleetwood. Mercantile Investment Company and Sandon Capital bought 1 per cent and 4.4 per cent of shares in the company, signing an agreement to act in concert as shareholders. “Neither Sandon nor MVT wishes to enter into … Continue reading Activist investors get 5.4 per cent stake in Fleetwood
The CEO of joint venture Interflour has said that West Australia’s business leaders need to make more of the opportunities in south-east Asia, a region which he believes could outstrip China as a manufacturing hub.
Perth is set to be the first Australian city to trial a driver-less bus, according to West Australia’s transport minister.