Archived News for Engineering Professionals - October, 2012
Lingering softness in new orders and a lower than average selling price is seen the manufacturing sector enter tis eighth consecutive month of contraction, according to the Australian Industry Group’s Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI).
Queensland councils in the race for royalty cash
71 Queensland councils have applied to share in $60 million worth of funding from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions (R4R).
Energy efficiency grants open
The Federal Government has announced new funding rounds for three energy efficiency grants have now opened in a bid to drive smarter energy use in business, local government, households and communities.
Queensland seeks more input on Kevin's Corner
The Queensland Government has announced it is seeking additional feedback on environmental investigations into the proposed $4.2 billion Kevin’s Corner Coal Project in the Galilee Basin.
Infrastructure crucial in Asian century
Infrastructure will play a crucial role in ensuring that Australia makes the most out of the coming Asian century, according to the recently released White Paper.
WA outlines pipeline corridor
The Western Australian Government has selected a preferred corridor and operational model for a new 350 kilometre natural gas pipeline to be constructed from Bunbury to Albany.
Theiss wins Logan Hospital contract
Construction company Theiss has been awarded the $108 million contract to upgrade the Logan Hospital.
Bonaparte given the go ahead
The Federal Government has announced it has given environmental approval for the construction of the Bonaparte Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Project in the Northern Territory.
Satellite contracts signed
The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has announced it has signed $180 million worth of construction contracts for the completion of ten of its satellite ground station sites.
WA passes Building Code amendments
The Western Australian Government has hailed the passage of amendments to the Building Act 2011, with State Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien saying it will allow industry to take advantage of legislation’s original intention.
Maules Creek project gets green light
Whirehaven Coal’s Maules Creek Coal Project has been granted approval by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission, subject to what it calls ‘stringent conditions’.
Monadelphous wins Rio contracts
Engineering firm Monadelphous Group has announced it has been awarded a $320 million in construction and maintenance contracts from mining giant Rio Tinto.
New research to be released into coastal flooding
Soon to be released research stands to advice residents on ways to best respond to future flooding caused by climate change.
NQBP releases impact assessment
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has announced the release of the Abbot Point Voluntary Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA), which it believes is the first collaborative study of its kind undertaken in Australia.
Work begins on stage two of Snowtown Wind Farm
The South Australian Government has announced work has begun on the $439 million Snowtown II site.
$20 million gift to build new infrastructure management centre
Former CEO of WorleyParsons, John Grill, has announced a $20 million personal gift to the University of Sydney.
CSIRO opens new additive manufacturing facility
The CSIRO has announced the opening of a new titanium additive manufacturing facility that will be used for the development of advanced titanium parts for aerospace, medical, automotive and manufacturing applications.
WorleyParsons acquires TWP Holdings
Engineering services giant WorleyParsons has announced its $100 million offer to acquire TWP Holdings has been accepted by its parent company, Basi Read Holdings.
Norbuilt wins Goyder River project
The Federal Government has announced Darwin-based construction company, Norbuilt, as the winning bidder for upgrading to the Central Arnhem Road and other major local infrastructure upgrades.
$30 million for Qantas' Queensland operations
Qantas’ CEO, Alan Joyce, has announced it will invest $30 million to upgrade its heavy maintenance facilities in Brisbane.
AGL to suspend Dalton project
Energy wholesaler AGL has announced it will suspend the development of the first stage of its 1,000 MW Dalton power station in New South Wales following an extensive viability investigation.