Technology

Since 1970, IHI Engineering Australia Pty Ltd (IEA), along with IHI, has achieved numerous technology firsts and milestones, and has been a proud supporter of advanced technology development and implementation locally in Australia-Oceania.

Japanese Monozukuri Techniques

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Technology drives everything that IHI does—from fundamental research and development to design, manufacturing, construction, operations and maintenance. IHI is developing, engineering and delivering solutions that improve the quality of life both sustainably and reliably by imparting their strength in Japanese monozukuri techniques.

According to JETRO (*): {In Japanese, the words mono (thing) and zukuri (process of making), when taken together literally mean the process of making or creating things, however a mere translation does not convey the accurate connotation of monozukuri. The concept is much more intense; monozukuri means having the spirit to produce excellent products and the ability to constantly improve a production system and process.}

Australian Achievements in Technology

Technology is a key driver for IHI, from fundamental research and development to design, manufacturing, construction, operations and maintenance. IHI’s achievements in Australia span the past four decades and include:

  • High reliability large coal-fired boilers for New South Wales power stations

High reliability large coal-fired boilers for New South Wales power stations (Bayswater)

  • High-efficiency super-critical boilers for Callide C and Tarong North power stations (Queensland)

High-efficiency super-critical boilers for Callide C power station (Queensland)

  • First high-efficient LM6000 gas turbine installation (Parkeston, Western Australia)

First high-efficient LM6000 gas turbine installation (Parkeston, Western Australia)

  • World’s first thin steel casting mill (Project M, New South Wales)
  • First zero-emission demonstration coal-fired power plant (Callide Oxyfuel Project, Queensland)

First zero-emission demonstration coal-fired power plant (Callide Oxyfuel Project, Queensland)

Construction Technologies

In parallel to IHI’s vision in manufacturing, IEA strives for continual improvement and project management excellence during site engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance to deliver projects on-time and on-budget while achieving industry-leading quality, environmental and safety performance.