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Innovation and risk clearly won us the America’s Cup

If you’re like a few other million ‘bleary eyed’ Kiwi’s – you’re still in the throes of recovering from a series of early mornings spent clambering to the TV screen to watch the America’s Cup. There’s nothing that swells the pride more than this 35th regatta. Emirates Team New Zealand finally earned redemption, and it was…

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There’s a new kid on the ‘welding’ block!

It’s great to have Thomas Karstens from the Jade University of Applied Technology Wilhelmshaven Germany join us for a six month internship as part of our Welding Centre teams research deliverables. Bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table after completing an apprenticeship with distinction and a Diploma as an International Welding Engineer. One of…

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The stage is set for a ‘world of engineering simulation’

We’re excited to attend the NAFEMS World Congress 2017 which incorporates the 3rd International Conference on Simulation Process & Data Management next week in Stockholm, Sweden from 11 – 14 June. Bringing together industrial users, technology experts, academics and software vendors, this is an ideal forum to explore advances in numerical simulation, engineering analysis, modelling…

Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards a great success!

Last Friday, April 7, our Director Wolfgang Scholz and Welding Centre General Manager Michail Karpenko were pleased to attend the annual IPENZ Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards in Wellington, New Zealand. Attended by over 400 people, this was an opportune time to recognise the hard work, dedication and innovation of New Zealand engineers – and celebrate…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Nicole Hsu

Nicole is a Process Engineer at New Zealand Steel who has been there for just over three years. She’s has had the opportunity to work on various assignments, including a Paintline project focused on improving customer satisfaction by creating and improving a model that simulated the customer order submission, scheduling, production and delivery process – a memorable…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Haiam Abbas

Haiam is a Research Engineer focused on heat transfer for clean energy technology, who directly and indirectly has been in the industry for over 20 years. She brings a unique combination of computational design, computer analysis and experiment skills that allow her to write equations, predict performance and integrate value engineering into the lifecycle of a…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Nine Groeneveld

A recent Student Intern at HERA, she joined us from the Netherlands for a six month secondment to help drive our wave and tidal energy research and development project for our heavy engineering membership. While Nine’s principle studies are in Coastal & Marine Management, her interest in oceans providing a reliable and sustainable source of…