Heavy industry

Heavy industry is industry that involves one or more characteristics such as large and heavy products; large and heavy equipment and facilities (such as heavy equipment, large machine tools, and huge buildings); or complex or numerous processes. Because of those factors, heavy industry often involves higher capital intensity than light industry does, and it is also often more heavily cyclical in investment and employment.

Traditional examples from the mid-19th century through the early 20th included steelmaking, artillery production, locomotive erection, machine tool building, and the heavier types of mining. From the late 19th century through the mid-20th, as the chemical industry and electrical industry developed, they involved components of both heavy industry and light industry, which was soon also true for the automotive industry and the aircraft industry. Modern shipbuilding (since steel replaced wood) is considered heavy industry. In the post–World War II era, construction of large systems, such as skyscrapers, large dams, and large rockets, is also often classed as heavy industry.

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Second phase of LG polls: JI hints at making electoral alliance with all sans PTI

The News International 23 Jan 2022
PESHAWAR ... He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had planned to visit Dir ... He said that they were making announcements of development projects ... He said the government failed to buy LNG on time and subjected the people to the heavy payments ... He said industries had stopped working in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa owing to the unavailability of gas and electricity ... ....

Living with covid proving tough for a gridlocked world economy

Live Mint 23 Jan 2022
Airlines are grounding flights ... Heavy industry is also being squeezed ... In China, where much of the world’s industrial components and some consumer goods are produced shipping containers are stacking up at the already backed-up Shenzhen port as congestion in the U.S ... The veteran industry player is tempering expectations for a quick return to normal ... ....

Venezuela doubles oil output despite US bans thanks to Iran’s help

Press TV 22 Jan 2022
Venezuela has doubled its oil production over the past months thanks to Iran's help in defiance of US sanctions against Caracas, oil industry analysts say. The Venezuelan oil production reached an estimated average of 900,000 barrels per day (bpd) in December and could reach 850,000 bpd in January, oil industry sources told the Miami Herald....

This ship's cargo will make world history when it leaves an Australian port next week ...

The Daily Mail 22 Jan 2022
The $500million project is being led by a mix of Japanese and Australian companies including Japan’s energy giant J-Power, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Shell and AGL ... Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the initiative as a 'world-first that would make Australia a global leader' in the hydrogen industry. RELATED ARTICLES ... ....

Long-lost slave ship and fake riot towns spotlight race at Sundance

Urdu Point 22 Jan 2022
From its last known slave ship to heavy police militarization in the Civil ... The descendants, whose forebears escaped slavery after five years with the end of the Civil War, still live on marginalized land, hemmed in by heavy industry zones whose pollutants are linked to cancer....

Davidson commissioners plan to address plan for speculative industrial site

Winston-Salem Journal 22 Jan 2022
The approval of a speculative 272,000-square-foot industrial building is on Monday's agenda of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners. More specifically, the board is being asked to permit the rezoning change for a 35-acre tract from community shopping district to heavy industrial....

Fraggle Rock and the enduring love of Canadian children's programming

CBC 22 Jan 2022
With the Fraggle Rock revival freshly out, industry insiders ......

‘It was important for me’: Producer Jessica Chastain on making female-led thriller ‘The 355’

DNA India 22 Jan 2022
  ... When asked about the experience of producing a heavy-duty female-led thriller she said, “I have always been very outspoken about how women in the film industry have been treated in the past and it was important for me to make a film where we had actresses not just for hire but as owners…..having ownership over their work ... ....

Subhash Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru were comrades-in-arms

The Siasat Daily 22 Jan 2022
Venkat Parsa ... Primarily, it was a difference of approach ... Both were committed to Complete Independence, as opposed to Dominion Status; both believed in a socialistic pattern of society; both believed in Centralized Planning; both believed in Heavy Industry and the need to industrialize India, and both believed in State ownership of key industries ... ....

Climate, COVID, China: Takeaways from Online Davos Event

Voa News 22 Jan 2022
Scholz said the club could seek to achieve those goals "by pricing carbon and preventing carbon leakage" — designed to stop companies from shifting carbon-heavy industries to countries with looser emissions rules....

Hydrogen carrier built by Japan company arrives in Australia

Kyodo 21 Jan 2022
The Suiso Frontier liquid hydrogen carrier built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd ... (Photo courtesy of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.)(Kyodo) ... from Australia and Japan including Australian company AGL Energy Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Japanese company Iwatani Corp....

[ Press Release ][ Energy ] (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd)

Public Technologies 21 Jan 2022
). News ... The bio-oil used in KVV1 is obtained from the food and cosmetic industry residues. Retrofitting the existing firing system to handle bio-oil from heavy fuel oil will significantly extend the operational lifetime of the plant." ... Mitsubishi Power is a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd ... Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd....