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La Camara aims to be the preeminent point of reference for the Spanish-Australian business community and to facilitate and foster the development of business relationships within this community.

La Camara achieves these aims through events such as corporate lunches, ministerial briefings, seminars, private boardroom functions, networking evenings and more relaxed cultural and cocktail events, as well as a variety of services and promotional opportunities for our members.

Events organised by La Camara allow both members and non-members to develop the professional contacts they need within the Spanish-Australian business community.

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Omnidots vibration monitoring solutions now available from Position Partners

June 04, 2021 Intelligent positioning solutions provider Position Partners to distribute Omnidots’ innovative wireless vibration monitoring platform throughout Australia and New Zealand. Omnidots specialises in easy to setup, autonomous, reliable vibration monitoring systems for use in infrastructure and geophysical applications. Under the agreement, Position Partners has been appointed Master Distributor for the Omnidots range. “The Omnidots solution is unique in its capacity to deliver a fully automated, wireless, and integrated vibration monitoring platform that can be installed and setup in minutes,” said Andrew Jones, Monitoring Marketing Development Manager at Position Partners. “The Omnidots range compliments our other deformation monitoring solutions and has already received very positive feedback from customers using it for commercial construction and infrastructure projects,” he added. Vibration monitoring is important in a wide range of applications, from demolition projects to construction of tunnels, rail, building and other infrastructure where nearby residents, buildings, or other solid structures can be impacted. Bridges, heritage buildings and other structures of significance can also be monitored if they are in active seismic zones or potentially impacted by heavy traffic, rail, or nearby construction. “Position Partners is well placed to support the Omnidots solution, given the company’s dedicated monitoring team, geographic reach and core customer base across the geospatial, construction and mining markets,” said Marko Bolt, CEO of Omnidots. The Omnidots solution comprises the SWARM vibration sensors that can be quickly and easily installed on almost any surface. The compact, durable SWARM sensors are wireless and self-levelling, transmitting vibration data to the HONEYCOMB web software platform via 3G/4G, WI-FI or Power Over Ethernet (POE) connectivity. Honeycomb is Omnidots' web platform for users to configure settings as well as view, analyse, and report on vibration data. Measurement settings can be added anywhere and anytime, wherever the SWARM is mounted. Measurement data can be viewed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Honeycomb, from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Honeycomb displays measurement data in graphs, which can be easily turned into reports. The measurement data can also be exported to CSV and Excel overviews at the touch of a button. For users that have existing analysis software, SWARMs data can be connected to other platforms using the Omnidots Application Programming Interface (API). For more information about Position Partners’ deformation monitoring range, click here.

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CIMIC’s CPB and UGL selected for M6 motorway, revenue of $1.95BN

May 24, 2021 CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors and UGL, in a joint venture with Ghella, have been selected by the New South Wales Government to deliver stage 1 of Sydney’s M6 motorway. The design and construct contract will generate revenue of approximately $1.95 billion to the CIMIC Group companies. The $2.5 billion M6 Stage 1 will connect Sydney’s south to the city’s wider motorway network. It will improve journey times, reduce congestion and remove trucks from local streets. CIMIC Group Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Juan Santamaria said: “CIMIC Group companies are delivering major transport projects across Australia. Having successfully completed several WestConnex projects, our companies have specific expertise in delivering motorways in urban areas. This experience will be applied to safely and successfully deliver the M6 Stage 1 for the NSW Government.” CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said: “This is an important addition to the portfolio of road, rail and airport projects that CPB Contractors’ experienced teams are delivering across NSW. We are very pleased to have been selected to work closely with Transport for NSW to safely deliver this key piece of transport infrastructure for the people of Sydney.” UGL Managing Director Doug Moss said: “UGL is helping to improve transport infrastructure right across Australia, and we look forward to bringing our expertise to the M6 project. We pride ourselves on providing a high quality and safe outcome for our clients, our people and our communities.” The joint venture will deliver an underground motorway connection between President Ave, Kogarah and the M8, mainline tunnels, exit/entry ramps, shared cycle and pedestrian pathways and tunnel stubs for a future Stage 2 of the M6 (subject to obtaining relevant planning approvals). Work will commence in 2022 and is scheduled to be completed in 2025. Read more.

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Navantia: NUSHIP Stalwart Sails for Home

May 20, 2021 The Royal Australian Navy’s second Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship, NUSHIP Stalwart departed for Australia from Pier 12 in Navantia’s Ferrol shipyard on Thursday, 20 May 2021. Australian ambassador to Spain, Her Excellency Ms Sophia McIntyre, farewelled NUSHIP Stalwart, together with Navantia’s president, Mr Ricardo Domínguez and the director of the Ferrol shipyard, Mr Eduardo Dobarro, as part of a small ceremony. After the speeches, the rope launching manoeuver was carried out and the anthems of Australia and Spain were played. Navantia’s Global President, Mr Ricardo Domínguez, reaffirmed the commitment of the company by stating, "Whilst the departure of NUSHIP Stalwart today might represent the conclusion of the SEA1654-3 program, this does not mean the end of our relationship with Australia.” “Australia has relied on Navantia to provide a decisive capacity to achieve its strategic objectives in the maritime field. Navantia, through Navantia Australia, will continue to be Australia’s partner now and in the future”. The director of the shipyard, Eduardo Dobarro, acknowledged the efforts and contributions made by all subcontractors, including Navantia Australia personnel, Teekay, Raytheon, SAAB, the Royal Australian Navy and the Department of Defence involved with the delivery of the program. Stalwart will spend the next 30 days navigating world oceans before arriving at her homeport of HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia. After her arrival in Western Australia, Stalwart will then undergo a final fit-out where the installation and testing of the combat and communications systems, as well as some logistics areas will be completed by Australian industry. Stalwart is the second and final ship of the Royal Australian Navy’s new Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships, which will operate in a joint manner to provide operational support for the deployed naval or combat forces operating far from the port on the high seas for longer periods. The contract for the two AOR vessels, signed with the Commonwealth of Australia in May 2016. The contract also includes their sustainment, for which Navantia Australia is developing an advanced asset management model to support the life cycle during the first five years. Australia is a strategic client for Navantia Australia. When the second AOR is operational, the Royal Australian Navy will have in service 19 naval units (or over 110,000 tonnes) designed by Navantia, for which Navantia Australia is now the Design Authority and involved in providing through-life support. Read more.

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