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Marine energy is out there, but when will we start recovering it?

Last week HERA attended AWATEA’s AGM in Wellington as part of the Board. It was an opportune time for us to take stock of where New Zealand’s advances in wave and tidal energy are sitting in government agendas, what opportunities are out there for our fabricating members and also the association’s own focuses moving forward.…

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Stirling success for metal project!

As part of our works to tap into the minds of our up and coming engineers we like to support local universities and recognise students who are breaking barriers and showing exceptional skill.  And last week was no different. We were pleased to attend the University of Auckland Department of Mechanical Engineering Final Year Project…

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Wyoming roaming for CCVIII

Our General Manager Structural Systems heads to Wyoming USA from 30 July to 2 August where he’ll present at the 8th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete.   Organized by Virginia Tech, and sponsored by both the American Society of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural…

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Intern Risa Hoshi is putting geothermal policy into focus

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Risa Hoshi to our Industry Development team – who joins us from Akita University Japan, for a three month internship. Risa comes to us in her fourth year BA in International Resource Policy Management with a major focus in international law & cooperation, development, economics and resource area…

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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…