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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GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of 15 new LNG carriers (GTT – Gaztransport & Technigaz SA)

Public Technologies 26 Feb 2024
) Paris - 26 February 2024.GTT announces that it has received in early 2024 an order from its partner the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of 15 new Liquefied Natural ......

Germany plans to enable underground storage of carbon dioxide at offshore sites

Wtop 26 Feb 2024
Germany, which is home to many energy-intensive industries, aims to cut its emissions to “net zero” by 2045 ... Environmental group Greenpeace complained that the German plans “bear the mark of the energy industry and heavy industry” and would allow even industries for which there are “climate-friendly solutions” to carry on as they have to date....

US updates sanctions against Russia

SAFETY4SEA 26 Feb 2024
The new sanctions continue Treasury’s campaign to disrupt and degrade Russia’s military-industrial base, with a focus on advanced manufacturing and technology such as machine tools, including computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, which are used in Russia’s heavy ......

Defense minister, US naval chief discuss N. Korea, defense industry cooperation

Korea Times 26 Feb 2024
... security and the defense industry, the ministry said ... He is scheduled to visit Hanwha Ocean and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, the nation's two largest shipbuilders, to discuss cooperation in naval vessel maintenance, repair and overhaul, according to sources familiar with issue....

Biden administration to bring port crane manufacturing back to the US

Seatrade Maritime News 26 Feb 2024
At the beginning of this year, US launched security risk investigation into ABB questioning its cooperation with China’s leading port equipment manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries on port cranes installed at US ports....

Greek owner Samos Steamship reveals $341m worth of newbuilding investments

Tradewinds 26 Feb 2024
According to its website the Greek owner has added an order for a ......

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The Stranger 26 Feb 2024
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Longview News-Journal 26 Feb 2024
... Pte LtdRussell HardyChief Executive Officer, VitolTak Ishikawa – President and CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries AmericaMohamed Jameel Al Ramahi -- CEO, MasdarLorenzo SimonelliChairman and CEO, Baker HughesMarcel van Poecke – Chairman, Carlyle International Energy Partners....

Amid Shortages, Upstream Gas Operators Seek Price Hike to Between $2.60/Mcf, $5/Mcf

This Day 26 Feb 2024
Up to 80 per cent of electricity generated in Nigeria is powered by gas while many heavy industries in the country like cement manufacturers depend on the commodity to produce. The IPPG argued that the current price does not reflect the cost borne by the industry and poses a threat to investors’ confidence and ultimately supply....

Flux Power Appoints Kevin Royal as Chief Financial Officer

The Huntsville Item 26 Feb 2024
Previously he was Senior Vice President and CFO of Maxwell Technologies, a publicly traded developer and manufacturer of energy storage and power delivery products for automotive, heavy transportation, renewable energy, wireless communications, and industrial and consumer electronics applications ... INDUSTRY KEYWORD....

Can Nigeria turn the tide on plastic pollution?

Gulf-Times 26 Feb 2024
When it rains heavily in Lagos, the torrents of water gushing down streets and sidewalks sweep up disposable drinks cups, plastic bottles and packaging and dump them into the coastal city’s drains and waterways.“Most floods in Lagos happen because of blockages of ......