Month: September 2015

Infrastructure

Transport & Logistics

Meeting Alice – the 10th largest tunnel boring machine ever built

The Waterview Connection project is New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project, currently under construction and due for completion in early 2017. At the heart of the project lie twin EPBM tunnels, currently being constructed by the Mega-TBM, known as Alice. We took the opportunity to interview Iain Simmons, Construction Director of the Well Connected Alliance, responsible…

30 Sep 2015, by Informa Insights

Banking & Finance

Business

AFR Tax Reform Summit – A 21 year old student’s impression by Moshe Wakil

The Australian Financial Review Tax Reform Summit evidenced that building consensus around key reform areas is a genuine possibility. Experts representing both major government parties, big-business, Australian workers and academia endorsed the idea that an efficient tax mix is important to facilitate long-term productivity gains and corresponding rises in our standards of living. Australia’s corporate…

25 Sep 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Transport & Logistics

Low coal prices placing pressure on regional ports

Craig Doyle is Chief Executive Officer of Gladstone Ports and will be speaking at the 9th annual Regional Ports conference in Cairns, 29-30 October. Craig has transitioned to the ports and shipping industry in 2013 from the Australian sugar industry, with most of his career spent in refining, milling, marketing and ethanol production. He has…

21 Sep 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

A snapshot of the Hunter Valley Longwall conference

Longwall 2015 is Australia's premier underground coal event and in the lead up to the conference next month we asked three of the speakers to share a brief snapshot (without giving too much away!) of what they will be covering in their respective presentations. Who: Dr. Sebastian Mundry, Manager Longwall Automation & Engineering, Caterpillar Global…

21 Sep 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

It’s time for broadband on trains in Australia!

Informa recently held its 2nd annual Telecommunications and Train Control Forum in Sydney. Prof. Ren Ping Liu, Principal Scientist at CSIRO kicked off discussion for the two day forum addressing the topic of broadband on trains, the motivations and challenges that this presents and how we might be able to address some of these challenges…

3 Sep 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Advanced logging tool – a game changer

By: Edward Prochon, CRCMining Electrical Engineer Advanced logging tools with the capacity to measure geological data whilst drilling are being developed for Underground In-Seam (UIS) drilling by CRCMining. The aim of the Advanced Logging Tool project is to develop a suite of Measurement Whilst Drilling (MWD) tools that can facilitate faster and more reliable holes…

2 Sep 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Communication is the key

Coates Hire, Australia’s leading equipment solutions provider, is No.1 Ticket Holder for the 2015 CCF National Conference & Exhibition, to be held 14–17 October in Melbourne. Here Coates Hire’s Greg Parfitt, Executive General Manager, Sales & Product, talks about the company and some of the issues impacting the construction and infrastructure industries... Greg Parfitt knows…

1 Sep 2015, by Informa Insights