Archived News for Engineering Professionals - April, 2012
Construction of the $110 million offshore gas Marine Supply Base has begun in the Northern Territory.
“This Marine Supply Base will be Northern Australia’s first dedicated marine supply base, and will give Territory businesses the opportunity to service and supply offshore gas projects in the region,” Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson said.
“To put this massive project in perspective Darwin provides approximately $150 million in services and supplies per year to support the gas industry - with the help of this new Base, this figure is expected to increase to $420 million over the next 20 years.”
Sydney Water has awarded Abigroup Water a new scope of works for the construction for a wastewater treatment plant in Sydney as part of the ongoing Odour Management Program Alliance.
The Australian Industry Group (AI Group) has launched a specialist advisory group to assist Australian SME manufacturers and primary producers suffering from economic injury by dumped or subsided imports.
The Western Australian Government has announced it has awarded the $22 million contract for road and infrastructure works at Perth’s Riverside project to Broad Construction.
The Victorian government has announced a $1.2 billion re-development of the Port of Melbourne and will see the construction of a new container terminal at Webb Dock and further infrastructure upgrades as Swanson Dock to increase capacity.
The Federal Government has announced preparations are underway to start work on the second and final stage of the reconstructing and upgrading of the Bruce Highway through Wide Bay township of Tiaro.
Geoengineering is regarded as “risky” by the Office of Australia’s Chief Scientist, with the sector struggling under little governance or broader policy frameworks according to a recently published report.
The Victorian Government has granted construction approval for Australia’s third-tallest building, with a permit with conditions given for the $275 million tower to be construction at the former Queensbridge Hotel site.
The Federal Government has announced the Parsons Brinkerhoff and ARUP joint venture as the winning bidder for the work to upgrade the duplication of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Glenugie.
The Federal Government has announced a $10 million funding grant for Australia’s four Learned Academies so they can undertake new research projects under the direction of the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation (PMSEIC) and Chief Scientist.