Mar 13, 2018 - Specialising in Compressed Natural Gas products servicing a range of industries, Oasis Engineering is a Tauranga-based company with a global vision. A company renowned for its innovation, product development and customisation Oasis Engineering has been a staple in the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) industry since the 1980s. But it was when Andy Cameron brought the company in 2003, that the company really took off.
Seequent, (formerly ARANZ Geo), a world leader in the development of data visualisation software, today announced the release of Leapfrog® Works for the civil engineering and environmental industries. Built on the trusted Leapfrog 3D implicit modelling engine, Leapfrog Works improves understanding, visualisation and communication of subsurface conditions and the interaction with infrastructure.
Feb 6, 2018 - Emirates Engineering has announced an agreement with Qantas for aircraft maintenance, including the stripping and repainting of eight Qantas A380 aircraft starting next month.
The aircraft will be repainted with the latest Qantas livery at the state of the art Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai. The agreement also covers the replacement of landing gear for one Qantas A380 aircraft by Emirates Engineering this month.
"We are delighted to be working with Qantas for maintenance on their A380 aircraft. As the largest operator of Airbus A380s with over 100 aircraft in our fleet, Emirates Engineering has built strong expertise over the years in the maintenance and repainting of this aircraft type," said Mohammed Jaffar Nasser, senior vice president of Engineering Maintenance.
"We have worked hard to create efficiencies and productivity gains across all lines of maintenance, thereby freeing capacity and allowing us to offer our services and know-how to external customers. Our goal is to promote Dubai as a centre of excellence for Airbus A380 maintenance. We have the knowledge, infrastructure, competence and the confidence to achieve this goal," he added.
Emirates operates all-A380 daily services from Auckland and Christchurch to Dubai and beyond.
The maintenance agreement between Emirates and Qantas complements the strategic commercial partnership that is in place between the two airlines and heralds the start of collaboration in the areas of maintenance and engineering.
The Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre is the world’s largest dedicated aircraft painting facility owned by an airline. During the last financial year, Emirates Engineering completed 38 aircraft paint makeovers at its dedicated paint hangar.
In addition, the centre has also installed a number of customised and eye-catching decals on Emirates’ fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft including most recently the tribute livery of the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, and special decals dedicated to Expo 2020 Dubai.
Emirates received its first A380 in 2008 and is today the largest operator of this aircraft type with 101 of the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft currently in its fleet. The airline’s engineering division operates modern, extensive facilities in Dubai that include seven heavy maintenance hangars and four light maintenance hangars that can all accommodate the A380s. It also the most experienced and equipped Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider in the world for the iconic double decker aircraft with over 110 A380 C-Checks completed to date.
| An EmiratesEngineering release || February 06, 2018 |||
5 Feb, 2018 - MITO is thrilled to launch its new training programme that leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering – a new and innovative programme that significantly enhances the training opportunities in New Zealand’s heavy automotive industry.
An award-winning, pioneering technique for assessing earthquake damage to steel in buildings or bridges will allow engineers to give faster, more reliable information to engineers, with tangible flow-on results for insurers and building owners.
Jan 18, 2018 -PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Norman Disney & Young (NDY), a leader in sustainable infrastructure engineering design. Established in 1959, NDY maintains offices throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, the United Kingdom, and Canada. NDY incorporates innovative technologies and solutions into designs, helping to create environments that use less energy, recycle water, and provide safe and sustainable infrastructure.
“The addition of NDY to our sustainable infrastructure design practice will enable Tetra Tech to offer technically differentiated solutions to our commercial and government clients on a global scale,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO. “NDY will join our high-end design team in the United States to provide worldwide coverage and complementary client relationships.”
“We are very excited to join Tetra Tech,” said Stuart Fowler, NDY’s CEO. “Tetra Tech expands our ability to provide our high-end services, provides opportunity for technical collaboration, and adds new clients. We look forward to further developing the science of sustainable design and providing industry-leading technical solutions.”
NDY is joining the Commercial and International Business Group’s Asia Pacific operations. The acquisition will be subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
About Norman Disney & Young
NDY is a global engineering design firm of more than 700 professionals operating across 13 offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Canada. NDY provides sustainable engineering design services for the built environment, including commercial offices, education, health, industrial, mission critical, residential & hotels, retail and transport facilities. For more information about NDY, please visit ndy.com.
About Tetra Tech
Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. We are differentiated by Leading with Science® to provide innovative technical solutions to our clients. We support global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 16,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook.
Any statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements made in this release represent management’s best judgment as to what may occur in the future. However, Tetra Tech’s actual outcome and results are not guaranteed and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions (“Future Factors”), and may differ materially from what is expressed. For a description of Future Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, see the discussion under the section “Risk Factors” included in the Company’s Form 10-K and 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jan 10, 2018 - Miller Electric, a manufacturer of arc welding equipment, is expanding its ClearLight Lens Technology to all digital welding helmets. ClearLight enhances clarity for welding operators so they can produce better welds with less rework.
Jan 9, 2018 - Kalmar has signed an agreement to acquire the port services business of Inver Engineering in Australia. The investment in Inver Port Services supports Kalmar’s goal of growing in services while strengthening and broadening its existing service capabilities throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The acquisition was closed on 29 December 2017.
Dec 22, 2017 - While the inaugural Kaeser Compressors Network Evening in Wellingtons’ Hutt Valley would be expected to generate local interest, it was the comments of director Paul Jessup that delivered as much discussion as the Metco’s new Seaview premises.
Metco is owned by Paul Jessup and Brent Greer, two men with a firm grip on running an engineering component supply operation in the digital machine age. Building on its established presence in the Japanese market supplying friction window stays, the company has leapt from strength to strength, necessitating a recent move to the new expanded Seaview premises. Metco joins a growing list of New Zealand companies that have turned away from the commodity driven markets of yesteryear, ignored the third world competition bleating and got on with building niche operations using our unique Kiwi strength of rapid turn around and a solution based approach. The results speak for themselves with a portfolio of 600 customers including the Defence Force, Parliament and Rocket Labs.
The amount of digitally controlled equipment is stunning and listening to Jessup’s description of the expandable potential gave the attendees a heartening glimpse of what is possible. Metco’s roots and mainstream activities come out of traditional brake pressing cutting and folding industry, with the adaption of the latest digital technology. “This technology is leading edge.” quoted Paul Jessp “The machines are a good example of how New Zealand Industry could be positioned, developing and applying the next era of machine tools. The potential of automated lazer welding is a prime example. We have the ability to think outside the square and the innovation and efficiency to rapidly deliver it. However, there is absolutely no political drive or backing to support our potential. The machine tool operations you see in front of you would be considered a trade in any other country, but here it is not recognised and there is absolutely no training capability offered by the technical education sector to satisfy it. The bums on seats mentality of the sector is costing this country dearly.” Metco have given up looking for by outside training and now recruits, trains and develops its entire specialised staff itself.
Digital technology provides infinite scalability meaning the team can quote in numbers from 1 to 1 million, but the key to success in Jessups view is Metcos’ ability to control the entire process from start to finish. Jessup and Greers innovative approach is not restricted to new age machine tools and customers needs however. Their ethos extends to their own older traditional brake presses where a looming problem with traditional noise issues was resolved by addressing the noise generated by the die shear action. The attendees were impressed by the quietness of the operation, a view shared by Worksafe.
The Kaeser Compressors Network Evening series is as much about highlighting the capabilities of local companies as it is about spectacular achievements or interesting maintenance challenges and the Metco evening proved once again that innovation is a thriving capabaility in New Zealand.
The MESNZ Kaeser Compressors Network Evenings are hosted to showcase local operations and provide networking opportunities for engineers across all regions of New Zealand. The evenings offer the opportunity to take a look at the host operation and discuss common issues and solutions in a relaxed after work environment. Open to interested members of the public, the nights are well patronised.
The Maintenance Engineering Society is active across New Zealand, providing professional development opportunities for maintenance engineers and manufacturing operations to network and share innovations and experiences; both at a national level at their annual national conference or at these regional events. The 2018 National Maintenance Engineering Conference will be held in Rotorua on November13-15.