money-funding

AGGAT seeks to continue thriving past October

There’s still a lot of life left in the AGGAT program, which is why our Industry Development team have recently entered the highly contestable science funding round to seek financial support from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). So far, we’ve covered significant ground in building a technology platform to cater to the…

geothermal-site

HERA making inroads in geothermal opportunities

HERA has long understood that clean energy represents a great business opportunity for many of our members – particularly in the geothermal sector. That’s why we’re pleased to announce Dr. Boaz Habib from our Industry Development team now sits on the New Zealand Geothermal Association (NZGA) Board of Directors. We see this as a pivotal…

onesteel-arrium

Steelmaker Arrium goes into voluntary administration

On the 7th April 2016, Arrium Limited announced that Voluntary Administrators have been appointed to oversee the affairs of the company. Staff from Grant Thornton have been appointed to act as Voluntary Administrators for each of the relevant companies including OneSteel. HERA understands since this announcement that the administrators have changed to KordaMentha and Grant…

aggat-impact-statements

AGGAT is progressing well through it’s research themes

The AGGAT program underwent a major transition phase last year which saw HERA strengthen its relationship further with the University of Auckland and established key roles internally in turbine research and heat transfer research by the appointment of Dr. Lei Chen and Dr. Haiam Abbas within our team respectively. Since then the AGGAT programme has…

haiam-abbas-best-paper

AGGAT paper wins ‘Best Paper’ award at NZGW 2015

At the recent NZ Geothermal Workshop held in Taupo, Dr. Haiam Abbas, AGGAT Research Engineer won an award for best paper in Above Ground Technologies. The prize was awarded as this piece of work enhanced fundamental understanding of science and engineering principles in the context of existing above-ground technology. The paper titled ‘Development and Validation…

2015

AGGAT progress update 2015

Research aim 1-2 materials knowledge base research and 1-3 geothermal scaling and corrosion The AGGAT Materials Research Group has successfully completed a Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study on the Materials Test Rig scheduled to go onsite in December 2015. The meeting had all its key stakeholders present which was a very fruitful outcome, considering the complexity…

conference-scene

HERA at the 10th Pacific conference on earthquake engineering

The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering and the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society co-hosted the Tenth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (PCEE 2015) in Sydney, Australia. The conference was held between 6 and 8 November 2015, and was very well-attended by a mixture of practitioners and researchers from around the world. The keynote presenters at…

maxine-aldred-aut-award

HERA proud to award engineering students

Auckland University of Technology mechanical engineering final year project HERA is proud to award the 2015 HEERF engineering prize to Maxine Aldred from Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) engineering school for her project on alleviating the troubles of sleep apnoea. A respiratory condition where a person will experience a cessation of breathing while asleep due to…

david-nethercot-iabse

Attending the IABSE conference 2015

Following the establishment of the New Zealand National Group of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), Structural Systems General Manager Dr Stephen Hicks attended the IABSE Conference in Geneva in September 2015. The conference objective was ‘Providing Solutions to Global Challenges’, which was underpinned by following global themes: Climate Change and the…