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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Yalla Group’s net income increased by 56.2% in Q1, with a net income margin of 39.5%

GetNews 25 May 2024
The outstanding performance have garnered widespread commendation for Yalla Group within the global gaming industry ... In contrast, Yalla Group has maintained a measured growth trajectory since its inception eight years ago, progressively diversifying from voice-based social networking into casual gaming and the mid-to-heavy game segment....

Investment puzzle

Dawn 25 May 2024
The ground realities are that Pakistani entrepreneurs are shifting their industries to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh due to heavy input costs of electricity, natural gas, deteriorating law and order situation, ......

Hydrogen fuel ‘Gateway’ announced in North Vancouver

North Shore News 25 May 2024
The $900-million project is intended to provide a reliable supply chain of hydrogen for medium- and heavy-duty industrial vehicles. Because of its quick refuelling time and no need for large batteries, hydrogen is poised to become the preferred zero-emission energy source for industry as it moves to decarbonize, said HTEC CEO Colin Armstrong....

Happy Heavenly Born Day to ‘The Overweight Lover’ Heavy D!

The Source 24 May 2024
On this day in Hip Hop history, “The Overweight LoverHeavy D was born in Mandeville, Jamaica, in 1967 ... Heavy D, born Dwight Errington Myers, moved to Mount Vernon, New York, in the late 1970s ... Heavy D’s legacy will live on forever in the work he created and the mark he left on the Hip Hop industry as a whole....

$900M B.C.-based hydrogen fuel network will create jobs while cutting emissions: Eby

North Shore News 24 May 2024
Premier David Eby said Friday that the H2 Gateway differed from past hydrogen projects because it targets specifically the medium- and heavy-duty transport industry with an accessible supply of the clean-burning fuel. "HTEC has a vision for these fuelling stations that's targeted at industry, particularly the transportation industry,” Eby said....

Two parties partner to pioneer liquefied hydrogen carrier technologies

SAFETY4SEA 24 May 2024
and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., will spearhead the project ... Simultaneously, HD Hyundai Heavy Industries will be tasked with developing hydrogen engines and designing the liquefied hydrogen carriers ... .......

Cement industry pilot testing 150 E-trucks for green logistics

The Times of India 24 May 2024
India's cement industry is piloting the usage of EV trucks (E-trucks) for ......

InventHelp Inventor Develops New Track Hoe Product to Deflect Mud (TRO-1097)

The Milton Standard Journal 24 May 2024
PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- "I'm a heavy equipment operator with years of experience using track hoes in the oil pipeline industry. I thought there should be a way to deflect mud away from the openings near the upper .......

Cadeler Orders Another Wind Install Vessel as it Books its Largest Contract

The Maritime Executive 24 May 2024
With demand continuing strong for jack-up offshore vessels for the wind energy industry, Cadeler reported it is moving forward with the construction of a third giant vessel, the seventh it now has on order ... The company already has two A-Class vessels on order and exercised the option for a third with COSCO Heavy Industries in Qidong, China....