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Notice – Imminent trade delegation to UK pending

We’d like to advise that a small HERA delegation will be visiting the UK/ France to visit some Organic Rankine Cycle plant manufacturers this month. If any member is interested in joining, please contact our General Manager Industry Development Nick Inskip. There will also be an opportunity to visit a marine energy device developer as…

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AGGAT Global Conference a great success!

The first ever Global Conference on Above Ground Geothermal and Allied Technologies (AGGAT) was held on 30th April 2015 in Auckland. Around 60 delegates registered for this conference covering a mix of industry, academia, field experts and government. The conference was divided into the following research themes, which also form the basis of the AGGAT…

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AGGAT progress update for April

As part of the AGGAT program, the Heavy Engineering Education and Research Foundation (HEERF) offers scholarships to prospective university students undertaking postgraduate research related to the Heavy Engineering Sector. The AGGAT Program offers such opportunities through its research objectives in Clean Energy. This has often been a pathway of growth for our scholars into our…

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World Geothermal Congress 2015

The World Geothermal Congress (WGC) was held in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19th – 24th April 2015. The event was co-hosted by New Zealand, where a number of short courses and field trips to geothermal plants also took place post-conference. Over 1,600 delegates from over 80 countries attended the conference…

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Call for interest – Design guidance on existing steel-concrete composite bridges

Last year, HERA was successful in being awarded a new research project by NZTA to develop a design guide for existing steel-concrete composite bridges. Working in collaboration with Opus International Consultants, to date, the project has identified the many different shear connector types that have been used in New Zealand since the 1920s. Design rules…

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Congratulations to A-Ward Attachments Ltd & Milmeq Ltd

Our member A-Ward Attachments Ltd recently won the Westpac ‘Best of the Best in Innovation’, which recognises the New Zealand’s Overall Innovator of the year and Milmeq Ltd the Supreme Business Excellence award. A-Ward Attachments Ltd A-Ward CEO and also HERA Executive member Simon Ward says “This award is special because our business fundamentally thrives…

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Quality management of structural welding fabrication seminar

More than 80 professionals attended the seminars jointly-organised by the NZ Welding Centre and SCNZ in March. The seminars were held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. The seminars provided a comprehensive insight into normative requirements of the existing NZS 3404.1 and AS/NZS 1554 standard framework and included an overview of the Steel Fabricator…

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Call for comment – Seeking nominations for our Industry Awards in September

Apr102015 HERA is seeking nominations for the HERA Industry Awards to be presented at the Industry Awards Gala Dinner in the Rendezvous Hotel Ballroom, 3rd September, as part of the Metals Week event celebrating the metals industry organised by Metals NZ. Every HERA member has a real chance to pick up one of these prestigious awards. The HERA Awards will…

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Call for comment – Tosca structure optimisation

Currently HERA is considering to extend its Abaqus finite element analsysis license to include topology optimisation. We’flike to hear from interested companies if they would like to explore optimisation at this level and expand their design field in co-operation with HERA’s Structural Systems. The description and illustration of the technology is given below.   Tosca…