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Austal to build two additional Pacific Patrol Boats for Timor Leste

April 23, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Austal has signed a contract with the Federal Government to build two additional Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) for Timor Leste. The original PPB contract, which was awarded to Austal in mid-2016, is worth $305 million for the construction of 19 vessels and associated in service support. The new contract, valued at $29.7 million, increases the …

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Australian Trade Unions, BAE Systems ink landmark Principles Agreement

April 20, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian shipbuilding unions and BAE Systems Australia have signed a Principles Agreement that ensures the Future Frigate SEA 5000 project will revitalise manufacturing  and produce the best possible product for the Australian Navy – if

Lithium Australia to recommission VSPC’s cathode powder plant

April 20, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Lithium Australia has completed the acquisition of 99.7% of the equity in technology company VSPC. Located in Brisbane, VSPC has spent 14 years and approximately A$30 million developing some of the world’s most advanced manufacturing techniques for the

L3 wins Offshore Patrol Vessels contract

April 20, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Lürssen Australia, the prime contractor for the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) project, has selected L3 Communications Australia to support the delivery of the $4 billion project. Under the agreement, L3 will provide the integrated communications, bridge,

Indee Labs develops novel microfluidic device for treating people diagnosed with advanced disease

April 19, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Biotech startup Indee Labs has developed a novel microfluidic device that holds the potential to save the lives of people living with a life-threatening disease. Developed in partnership with the Australian National Fabrication Facility – South

Mayne Pharma opens new manufacturing facility in the US

April 19, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Australian-listed pharmaceutical company Mayne Pharma has officially opened its new oral solid-dose commercial manufacturing facility in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. According to the company media statement, the $80 million, state-of-the-art facility

One in 10 Australian manufacturers would close with the loss of a single customer, according to report

April 18, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMCG) has released its latest report which outlines the necessary steps for Australian businesses to become more resilient against economic upheaval.  Titled “Building Resilience in Australian