Tag Archives: Australia

bp and Worley Forge Strategic Alliance to Drive Efficiency and Value Creation in Global Site Projects

(IN BRIEF) bp and Worley have announced a new strategic alliance aimed at enhancing efficiency, continuous improvement, and value creation within bp’s global Site Projects organization. This collaboration, building upon a decade-long successful partnership between the two companies, seeks to … Read the full press release

Melbourne Airport Access Improvement Project Awarded to Seymour Whyte

(IN BRIEF) Seymour Whyte, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction in Australia, has secured a construction contract worth AUD 159 million from Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Ltd. The project aims to enhance access to Melbourne Airport by redeveloping the airport … Read the full press release

RWE Ventures into Australian Battery Storage: Limondale BESS to Pave the Way for Renewable Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a leading player in global renewables, has announced its investment decision to construct Australia’s inaugural eight-hour lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) adjacent to its Limondale Solar Farm in New South Wales. With a capacity of over … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Partners with Balfour Beatty for Raynesway Site Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce has enlisted leading infrastructure group Balfour Beatty as its construction partner for the expansion of its Raynesway site in Derby, doubling its Submarines site to meet Royal Navy demands following last year’s AUKUS announcement. With Australia committing … Read the full press release

Cotti Coffee Chooses Adyen’s Platform for Global Expansion and Enhanced Customer Experience

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, a leading financial technology platform, has partnered with Cotti Coffee to support the global coffee chain’s expansion into new international markets including Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the UAE. This strategic collaboration leverages Adyen’s single-platform solution to … Read the full press release

Ocean Winds Secures Exclusive Development Rights for Australia’s First Offshore Wind Project

(IN BRIEF) The Australian Government has awarded Ocean Winds, a joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renewables, exclusive development rights for the country’s inaugural offshore wind tender. This milestone grants Ocean Winds a feasibility license for a 150 km2 area … Read the full press release

Ørsted Secures Feasibility Licences for Offshore Wind Projects in Gippsland, Victoria

(IN BRIEF) The Australian Government has granted feasibility licences to Ørsted for its first offshore wind project in Australia, with intentions to grant a licence for a second project pending consultation. These licences provide Ørsted with exclusive site access to … Read the full press release

DNV Grants Class and Statutory Certificates to Fortescue’s Green Pioneer, Pioneering Ammonia-Powered Vessel

(IN BRIEF) During Singapore Maritime Week, DNV awarded Australian company Fortescue with class and statutory certificates for its revolutionary dual-fuelled ammonia-powered ship, the ‘Green Pioneer’. This achievement marked the culmination of a project initiated in 2021, with DNV engaged to … Read the full press release

Webuild Group and Clough Unveil Australia’s Grand Renewable Energy Venture: Inside the Snowy Mountains Project

(IN BRIEF) Explore the depths of Australia’s ambitious renewable energy endeavor unfolding in the Snowy Mountains, where the Webuild Group and Clough, in collaboration with Snowy Hydro Limited, are spearheading the Future Generation project. This pumped-storage scheme, distinct from conventional … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Secures €2.7 Billion Contract for Heavy Weapon Carrier for German Bundeswehr

(IN BRIEF) The German Bundeswehr has awarded Rheinmetall a contract worth €2.7 billion for the supply of up to 123 “Schwerer Waffenträger Infanterie” vehicles. These vehicles, intended to replace the Wiesel tracked vehicle, will be equipped with advanced weaponry and … Read the full press release

DNV Supports MYTILINEOS in Achieving Financial Close for Munna Creek Solar Farm

(IN BRIEF) DNV provided crucial technical due diligence services to MYTILINEOS, enabling the successful financial close of the Munna Creek solar project in Queensland, Australia. With an installed capacity of 150 MWp and main offtakers including Telstra and National Broadband, … Read the full press release

Webuild Hits Milestone: 100,000 Pre-cast Concrete Segments Completed for Snowy 2.0 Project

(IN BRIEF) Webuild, in collaboration with its local subsidiary Clough, has achieved a significant milestone in the construction of Snowy 2.0, Australia’s largest hydropower project, with the completion of 100,000 pre-cast concrete segments out of a planned total of 130,000. … Read the full press release

Optus Trials Ericsson’s Multi-Operator Radio Dot System for Enhanced Indoor 5G Connectivity

(IN BRIEF) Optus, a leading Australian telecom operator, has conducted successful trials of Ericsson’s high-capacity wideband multi-operator Radio Dot System, positioning itself at the forefront of indoor 5G connectivity innovation. The system promises to deliver high-speed, ultra-low latency, and reliable … Read the full press release

Accenture Bolsters Marketing Transformation with Acquisition of The Lumery

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has announced the acquisition of The Lumery, a Melbourne-based martech consultancy, to enhance its marketing transformation capabilities in Australia. The move reflects Accenture Song’s commitment to helping businesses adapt to evolving customer needs and expectations through technology-driven … Read the full press release

Climate Change Report: Urgent Adaptation Measures Needed to Stem Rising Economic Losses, Swiss Re Institute Finds

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re Institute’s latest analysis reveals that climate change is poised to escalate economic losses globally due to severe weather events. The report highlights the vulnerability of countries like the Philippines and the United States, which face significant … Read the full press release

BMT Unveils CAIMEN® Large Design to Enhance Australia’s Amphibious Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) BMT, a global leader in ship design and technical consultancy, has unveiled the CAIMEN® Large design, strategically positioned to bolster Australia’s Landing Craft-Heavy (LC-H) requirements amid the nation’s focus on enhancing amphibious capabilities in littoral environments. Graeme Nayler, … Read the full press release

Optus and Ericsson Achieve Significant Energy Savings with Dynamic Efficiency Solutions for 5G Networks

(IN BRIEF) Optus and Ericsson have collaborated to deploy dynamic energy efficiency software solutions in Optus’s 5G mobile network, resulting in a potential incremental reduction in energy consumption across the network’s Ericsson radio access footprint. The implemented solutions, including Massive … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom Wins Connected and Automated Vehicle Award for Queensland Road Safety Project

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom, a key player in intelligent transportation systems, partnered with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) for a project in Queensland, Australia. Their collaboration led to the implementation of portable Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain Proposes Acquisition of CSR Limited, Furthering Global Expansion in Sustainable Construction

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain has formally approached the Board of CSR Limited, a prominent Australian building materials company, with a non-binding indicative offer to acquire all of CSR’s issued share capital through a scheme of arrangement at A$9.00 cash per share. … Read the full press release

De Grey Mining Awards Metso Orders for Key Equipment at Hemi Gold Project

(IN BRIEF) De Grey Mining Limited has contracted Metso to supply crucial equipment, including a Superior™ MKIII 50-65 primary gyratory crusher and two 14MW Premier™ ball mills, for its Hemi Gold Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. With a combined … Read the full press release

Telstra and Ericsson Collaborate with AMD for Energy-Efficient 5G Core Deployment

(IN BRIEF) Telstra and Ericsson have unveiled a groundbreaking deployment of high-density microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) within Ericsson’s Cloud Native Infrastructure Solution (CNIS), bolstering Telstra’s 5G Core functions with notable energy efficiency. The deployment features AMD’s Genoa processors, … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Spearheads Global Initiatives for Women in Energy Sector

(IN BRIEF) Despite comprising nearly half of the global workforce, women represent only 22% of the energy sector, with 32% involvement in renewables. Iberdrola, acknowledging this gender disparity, leads various programs across Spain, the UK, the US, Mexico, Brazil, and … Read the full press release

BioNTech Enters Multi-Year Strategic Partnership with Victoria, Australia, to Boost Local mRNA Ecosystem

(IN BRIEF) BioNTech, a leading biotechnology company, has formalized a multi-year strategic partnership with the State of Victoria in Australia, building upon a prior Letter of Intent established in October 2022. The collaboration aims to strengthen the local mRNA ecosystem … Read the full press release

EY Report Calls for Urgent Digital Overhaul in Universities to Enhance Student Experience

(IN BRIEF) A new report by EY highlights the pressing need for universities to revamp their digital education practices and improve the overall student experience. The report, based on data from over 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across eleven countries … Read the full press release

Maersk Expands Omnichannel Fulfilment Network in Australia with Seven New Facilities

(IN BRIEF) A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) is strengthening its presence in Australia by opening seven new facilities across the country as part of its global integrator strategy. These additions, to be completed by Q1 2024, will bring Maersk’s total number of … Read the full press release

Australia’s Most Advanced Energy Transition Hub Launched by Siemens and Swinburne

(IN BRIEF) Siemens and Swinburne University of Technology have jointly launched the Energy Transition Hub at Swinburne’s Melbourne campus, marking the most advanced facility of its kind in Australia. Valued at $5.2 million, the hub combines Siemens’ digital energy technology … Read the full press release

UEA Professor Sets Sail on Adventurous 8,000km Journey for UNICEF Fundraising

(IN BRIEF) Prof Maren Duvendack, a Professor of Evaluation in Economics at the University of East Anglia (UEA), is embarking on an 8,000 km sailing journey from South Africa to Australia as part of the Clipper Round the World race. … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto Boosts Australia-Japan Collaboration with $1.7 Million Investment in Innovation Fund

(IN BRIEF) Rio Tinto has pledged an additional A$1.7 million to the Australia-Japan Innovation Fund (AJIF) during the 60th Australia-Japan Annual Joint Business Conference in Melbourne. This funding will support research projects and strengthen collaboration between Australia and Japan in … Read the full press release

VetPartners Set for Positive Transformation with EQT Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) EQT is set to acquire VetPartners, the largest provider of veterinary services in Australia and New Zealand, from National Veterinary Associates, Inc. Through this deal, EQT plans to support VetPartners’ clinical teams in delivering top-quality care to animals. … Read the full press release

University of Exeter-Led Team Wins Prize for AI-Driven Global Antibiotic Resistance Harmonization

(IN BRIEF) A team led by Professor Robert Beardmore at the University of Exeter has won an Innovation Award at the Vivli Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Data Challenge for their work in harmonizing thresholds for antibiotic resistance using artificial intelligence (AI). … Read the full press release

Indra Streamlines Traffic Management for Transurban’s Queensland Road Assets with In-Mova Traffic Platform

(IN BRIEF) Indra, a technology solutions provider, has successfully integrated the management of Transurban’s road assets in Queensland, Australia, into a single control center using its In-Mova Traffic platform. This includes two highways and four major tunnels in Brisbane, covering … Read the full press release

Enel Completes Sale of 50% Stake in Australian Renewable Assets to INPEX

(IN BRIEF) Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGP), has successfully finalized the sale of a 50% stake in its Australian renewable energy entities, Enel Green Power Australia Pty Ltd and Enel Green Power Australia Trust (collectively … Read the full press release

Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence Division Honored as Employer of Choice in Australian Business Awards 2023

(IN BRIEF) Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division has received the prestigious Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice (EOC) for the fifth consecutive year. This award recognizes organizations that excel in creating workplaces that maximize workforce potential through effective employee … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Introduces AI-Powered Mental Health App, Collaborates with Wysa for Holistic Support

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions has partnered with Wysa to launch Wysa Assure, an AI-driven mental health support app. Combining Swiss Re’s risk expertise with Wysa’s AI technology, the app offers on-demand mental health assistance through an AI chatbot … Read the full press release

Telstra and Ericsson Lead the Way: Australia’s First Voice over New Radio Call Marks Evolution of 5G with RedCap Software

(IN BRIEF) Telstra and Ericsson have achieved Australia’s first implementation and validation of the next evolution of 5G technology, utilizing Ericsson’s pre-commercial Reduced Capability (RedCap) software on Telstra’s 5G commercial network. They conducted a Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and INPEX Collaborate with PTTEP for Acquisition of AC-RL7 Permit in Australia

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies and INPEX have partnered with PTTEP to acquire the AC-RL7 permit in Australia. TotalEnergies will own 26% while INPEX will have a 74% stake and assume operatorship, subject to regulatory approval. The permit includes Cash and Maple … Read the full press release

Wood Secures Contract Extension and FEED Project with Woodside Energy for North West Shelf Project

(IN BRIEF) Wood, a leading global engineering and consulting company, has been granted a contract extension until October 2025 for brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) by Woodside Energy. The contract will continue to support the North West Shelf … Read the full press release

TPG Telecom Collaborates with Ericsson to Boost Network Performance Using AI-Powered Analytics Solution

(IN BRIEF) TPG Telecom and Ericsson have entered into a multi-year agreement to introduce an innovative cloud-native and AI-powered analytics solution for enhancing mobile network performance. This solution is designed to offer TPG Telecom’s teams an in-depth understanding of individual … Read the full press release

Audi Customer Racing Triumphs: Multiple Wins in Australia and Indonesia Racing Events

(IN BRIEF) Audi Sport customer racing teams achieved multiple victories in racing events held in Australia and Asia. In the GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS, Audi R8 LMS cars won both races, with drivers Liam Talbot and Max … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Uhde and Orica Achieve Groundbreaking Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Australia with EnviNOx® Technology

(IN BRIEF) thyssenkrupp Uhde and Orica have successfully implemented the Kooragang Island Decarbonisation Project in Newcastle, Australia. thyssenkrupp Uhde’s EnviNOx® technology has been utilized to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at Orica’s nitric acid plants, resulting in a 98% reduction of … Read the full press release