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The latest announcements, headlines and news briefs from within the industry.

The Unique Slag Mixture That's Improving SYD Airport


ASA Member, ASMS has recently provided slag to help upgrade Sydney's iconic Airport. Learn more about the unique mix here!

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How The $5.1 Billion Snowy Hydro 2.0 Project Is Using Slag


The 5.1 billion dollar Snowy 2.0 project is one of the largest renewable energy projects in Australia that supports the transition to a low-carbon future... and it's using slag to do so!

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UOW And Australian Steel Innovation


Three of ASA's members are taking part in a new project led by the University of Wollongong 

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Boral's Plans For The Future


In the 2022 financial year, Boral has some big changes coming. From expanding its low-carbon concrete range to new grants and slag projects, Boral will have its plate full.

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InfraBuild And The Development of Sydney Metro


In efforts to keep ‘on track’ with the tight construction schedule, ASA member InfraBuild was approached to assist with meeting project demands through innovative reinforcing. 

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Last Chance To Register: Ecologiq Seminar


Ecologiq- a Victorian Government program is holding an online seminar next Thursday, September 23 2021, at 10:30 AM (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra time) to support the implementation of the new Recycled First Policy- put in place to promote 'greener infrastructure'. 

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Local Project Uses Slag As A Road Base


ASA Member, ASMS (Australian Steel Mill Services), has provided a substantial amount of slag to be used as road base for the Nowra Bridge project. Find out more about the development here.

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Holcim's New Project That Aims To Make A Difference


The Circular Explorer Catamaran project, developed by One Earth One Ocean and made possible by Holcim promotes the circular economy in ocean conservation. It aims to further research and action towards ocean conservation efforts whilst using new, environmentally friendly technology to clean coastal areas from plastic waste. 

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SmartCrete CRC Welcomes New Partnership With Paintback Limited


SmartCrete CRC’s CEO, Dr Warren South announced to the public on Thursday last week that he and his team are “pleased to welcome Paintback Limited as a core partner organisation,” as both companies work together to find new ways to repurpose leftover product and incoorporate it into concrete.

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Holcim Worldwide To Rebrand And Align With Goals For The Future


On Thursday, Holcim released a statement to the public stating that all market brands are uniting to form a collective front that will actively build progress for people and the planet.

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Transport for NSW: Test Method Publications


There have been a number of Transport for NSW test methods updated via their Activity Report.

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MCi Wins $14.6M Grant From Commonwealth


MCi has recently been awarded a large sum from the Australian Government to further develop processes that reduce carbon emissions. 

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A Bridge To The Future


The future meets the construction industry in a newly announced project that combines 3D printing and concrete to support the circular economy.

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InfraBuild Announces New CEO


As of the 1st of July 2021, ASA member InfraBuild will commence operations under a new CEO, Mr Vik Bansal

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The New Low Carbon Concrete Range that Could Change The Face Of The Construction Industry


Holcim Australia releases a new low carbon concrete range that allows for carbon neutral projects.

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MECLA: Reducing Carbon Emissions In Australia


Two Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association members; BlueScope and Holcim, have joined forces with the NSW Government and WWF-Australia in a new coalition to reduce carbon emissions in Australia’s building and construction industry.

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Advances In Boral Low-Carbon Concrete Makes Way For An Exciting Opportunity.


If successful in passing trial phases, Boral has announced they will supply their decarbonised concrete to be used in Perth’s new Roe Highway Logistics Park development.

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Scholarship To Provide Stability for Aspiring Students


Dr George Wang- a dedicated educator and scholar who has contributed to slag research in Australia, received a scholarship in 1989 to study his doctorate at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and is now returning the favour to the next generation of students who wish to study civil engineering by establishing an ongoing scholarship.

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SmartCrete Fast track project given the ‘green light’ and esteemed recognition.


Earlier this year, The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association wrote a blog post expressing our support for the SmartCrete CRC fast track projects. We are pleased to continue this support as Project 2 receives deserved recognition and progresses into the next stage of execution.

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Opportunity for a new slag processing plant by WA based company.


WA-based company, Neometals is on track to deliver a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) to recover vanadium from slag in a new processing plant.

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