Western Australia

The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) is actively involved in • various initiatives to support the steel industry in Western Australia. Key areas of focus in 2023-2024 included:

  • Met with government officials to discuss • job creation in the steel sector.

  • Represented members on the Advanced Manufacturing Taskforce (WA steel firms are investing in advanced technologies like automated systems and robotics).

  • Emphasised the need for traceability of building materials to support recycling and the circular economy, with ASI advocating for traceability in government procurement. 

  • Addressed issues with project specifications and promoting third-party certification to ensure quality and compliance in steel fabrication. 

  • Ensured government procurement policies support compliance and traceability, with ASI promoting the Steel Sustainability Australia (SSA) scheme for supply chain certification. 

  • Supported decarbonisation efforts through the development of hydrogen and renewable energy projects for steelmaking.

  • Collaborated on the Bulk Freight Wagon Initiative to enhance efficiency in rail heavy haulage and support research and development.

  • Highlighted opportunities in decommissioning activities off the coast of WA, presenting significant business opportunities for ASI members.

  • Brought on AMOG as a sponsor for Curtin University’s annual final-year engineering student awards.

  • Attended a Net Zero Australia and Infrastructure Needs for Heavy Industry Processing Scenario webinar organised by the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC).

  • Attended FEnEx CRC Colloquium: Fundamental Research and Partnerships – Unlocking the use of Pilbara Iron Ore in Low Carbon Ironmaking.

These efforts aim to strengthen the steel industry in WA through innovation, compliance and sustainable practices.



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