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AGGAT progress update for December

Dec262014 The New Zealand Geothermal Workshop held in Auckland from 24 to 26 November. HERA Industry Development Senior Research Engineer Dr Boaz Habib recently attended the NZ Geothermal Workshop held in Auckland on 24th – 26th November. The conference was well-attended by the geothermal community and had international attendance from geothermally active countries such as…

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AS/NZS 2312 update now published!

It’s with great excitement that Opus International Consultant and NZ representative on Joint Technical Committee MT-014/02 can report that the long-awaited revision to the 2002 ‘Guide to the Protection of Structural Steel Against Atmospheric Corrosion by the Use of Protective Coatings’ was published last Friday 19 December. The revision is now in three Parts: AS/NZS…

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Management of welding fabrication – a new generation of smart welding machines

Last week we held afternoon seminars which took place in Auckland and in Christchurch on 18 and 20 November. It was presented by Richard Fowles, Senior Product Manager, BOC Limited, Australia, and Patrick Fenemor, Welding Specialist, BOC Limited, NZ. For all structural steel welding in New Zealand, welding fabrication shall comply with AS/NZS 1554. One…

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WTIA 4th IIW research and collaboration colloquium a success

Nov102014 Participants at the WTIA 4th IIW research and collaboration colloquium. From 5th to 7th November, as part of its National Welding Capability Project, WTIA hosted the 4th International Institute of Welding (IIW) Welding research and collaboration colloquium. With over 85 speakers and delegates from 12 different countries, the Colloquium was a unique and outstanding…

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HERA awards prizes for final year student projects

Auckland University of Technology School of Engineering This year, Auckland University of Technology’s School of Engineering students displayed their final year projects. HERA has traditionally given a prize for the best project involving metals. This year’s HERA prize winners was Mr Karl Waters, BE (Mechanical) with his project entitled Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Trade Studies. The…

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HERA to deliver keynote address at national road & rail infrastructure symposium

Our General Manager Systems General Manager Dr Stephen Hicks has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the National Road And Rail Infrastructure Symposium in Australia this month. This symposium will bring together an array of local, national and international leaders working in the area of road and rail infrastructure to try and bring…

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AGGAT progress update for September 2014

The Above Ground Geothermal and Allied Technologies (AGGAT) science research programme initiated as a collaborative effort in October 2012 between NZ Universities, Heavy Engineering industry and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The program recently went through its 2 year progress review, upon which MBIE will advise of its continuation of funding for the…