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Initial trials confirm heavy scaling potential at Ohaaki geothermal site

The Materials Test Rig was installed at Ohaaki Thermal Kilns earlier this year as an outcome of our AGGAT program, with generous fabrication support from some of our members. Currently undergoing commissioning works, early trials on the rig have confirmed significant scaling potential from the geothermal resource available on site. Ohaaki thermal kilns owner Mr…

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Opportunities don’t fall from trees. You create them.

Mahatma Gandhi once stated, ‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’ Obvious, yet so profound. Its connotations have far reaching implications for how we think about our present. It mandates deliberation in planning and purpose in action. Such thinking, that likely shepherded Gandhi to achieve the major task of delivering India from…

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Call for interest – Join our HERA Industry Advisory Panel and make a difference!

HERA is seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to be on an Advisory Panel for heavy engineering industry development. This objective of this panel will be to provide sound advice and counsel on the future direction for general heavy engineering such as in the petrochemical, marine or transport industry (but with lesser…

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Sharing innovation experiences at the University of Auckland Business School

Recently, we were invited to speak at the University of Auckland School of Business on our innovation and entrepreneurship experiences in the heavy engineering industry. Invited by University of Auckland School of Business Professor Kenneth Husted, our Manager Industry Development Dr Boaz Habib presented on the practicalities of creating an innovation culture in the industrial…

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A major milestone struck in our seismic testing on stainless

We’re pleased to announce that the first test on stainless steel connection was successfully performed 28 July 2017 at the University of Auckland’s testing lab. Answering what we believe is a growing industry necessity to understand the behaviour of structural stainless steel connections under severe seismic load. For HERA it’s an area where we currently…

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Research partnership fails to ignite industry buy in

As an avid reader of our news updates you’ll be aware of the unique opportunity we offered to leverage significant government co-funding for research activities through our Research Partnership Proposal. Sadly, we report the Research Partnership Proposal has stalled from progressing. Insufficient levels of industry co-funding stopping us from submitting a credible and workable bid…

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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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There’s an art to picking the right turbo-expander technology for your project

Turbines and volumetric expanders are the most common devices used for energy conversion of fluid heat into mechanical energy. However its numerous applications in power generation, and across a range of industries means there are many models to choose from to power projects. Several could be fooled into thinking that any turbo-generator you pick will…

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Call for interest – Co-funding request for steel construction research

HERA members associated with the wider steel construction sector will have or will receive a request for co-funding to the steel construction projects of HERA’s research partnership proposal intended to be submitted to MBIE. You may have been aware from last month’s HERA News item, that out of the original 13 applications submitted; we were…

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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…