Business

Future of Australian subs could be in Central Queensland

AUSTRALIA'S next generation of submarines could be supplied in Central Queensland.

Emerald-based engineering firm HEME is in line to become a supplier to German submarine manufacturer, ThyssenKrupp - should it be selected to build the subs.

It's hoped a potential new venture for the 2013 and 2015 Central Highlands Business of the Year will inspire other local operators to broaden their horizons.

This pro-active approach towards growing its business and exploring new opportunities is part of the reason HEME has won two Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards," Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) general manager Sandra Hobbs said.

"I hope it inspires other local operators to consider breaking away from the norm and dreaming big to take their business to a new level."

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Australia (TKMSA) chairman, Dr John White met HEME owners and operators Tony and Kym Hellmuth during recent supplier briefings across Australia.

"As the most experienced designer and builder of conventional submarines, we have been very impressed with the calibre of HEME, especially their precision machining, their work on major plant and ongoing focus on innovation," he said.

The SEA1000 Future Submarine Program is expected to cost $50 billion, the largest Defence procurement program in Australia's history.

Proposals by ThyssenKrupp and two other companies, from Japan and France, are being considered under the Federal Government's Competitive Evaluation Process.

Topics:  business, central queensland, engineering, submarine




Discounted Rockhampton rates due date arrives

Rockhampton Regional Council's discounted rates are due tomorrow.

Rocky's discounted rates due date is soon

VIDEO: Paving the way in Quay St

Mayor Margaret Strelow looking at the laying of sandstone pavers on Quay Street.

Sandstone pavers are being laid as a footpath on Quay Street

Miles points to science to call for land clearing laws

New research reveals more information on stresses to the Reef

Latest deals and offers

Six decades of love celebrated

ALAN Bradshaw and Yvonne met when Yvonne (Henkel) was 16 years old; her father George Henkel invited Alan to her birthday party in Mount Morgan.


Get Set for Summer!

Win One of Ten Prize Packs
Learn More

Fishermen reel in a Classic catch

Jackson Slack with 2.2kg Coral Trout and 4.1kg Sweetlip at the Tight Lines Fishing Classic on Friday.

Fishermen line up to weigh-in big catch for Coast Guard Yeppoon

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

Red hot property for sale

HOT PROPERTY: The building where Red Rooster sits on Musgrave St is for sale.

Musgrave St property up for sales

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia