Archived News for Engineering Professionals - June, 2018
Britain's BAE Systems has secured a $35 billion contract to build nine Hunter class frigates in Adelaide.
Labor pledges broader trigger
Labor says it will tighten CSG regulations to protect water resources, if elected.
Scientists test quantum sum
University of Melbourne scientists have set a world record in simulating quantum power on a classical computer.
BHP makes spill deal
Samarco and its parent companies BHP and Vale have signed a deal to settle a $7 billion lawsuit.
Frydenberg backs new coal
Energy minister Josh Frydenberg says he would welcome a new coal-fired power plant in Australia.
Australian engineers have developed a faster and more accurate way for robots to grasp objects.
Wellbeing tops big firms' concerns
Deloitte says the world’s top energy and resources companies rate wellbeing as the most important priority.
Asbestos concerns from Alcoa explosion
The owner of the former Anglesea power plant will try to demolish it for a second time, after its first attempt failed.
Electric quest buzzes into Darwin
An electric car has completed an 800-day journey from Holland to Australia.
Gorgon issue could counter solar
A technical glitch could wipe out a year worth of greenhouse gas emissions saved by Australian solar panels.
Queensland backs waste power
The Queensland Government will use $100 million from a new waste levy to help turn waste into energy.
Telstra takes up deep cuts
Telstra has announced it will reduce its workforce by 8,000 employees and contractors.
Adani's protection claims reviewed
New reports say Adani’s plans to protect pristine desert springs will not work.
Coalition questions energy deal
Tony Abbott says he was misled by bureaucrats when he signed Australia up to the Paris climate agreement.
NAIF funds powerful combo
The Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will fund a $516 million solar/hydro project in far north Queensland.
Apple fined over repair claim
Apple has been fined $9 million for making false or misleading representations about faulty iPhones and iPads.
BHP funds South Flank
BHP has announced a $3.9 billion project to develop the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara.
Charges over Chevron tirade
A CFMEU official has been fined more than $50,000 after swearing at workers.
Fruit mix for green fuel
Queensland researchers have been mixing waste from essential oil production with fuel, and found they can still achieve similar performance.