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WorleyParsons Limited is a large Australian provider of project delivery and consulting services to the resources & energy sectors and complex process industries. Services cover the full asset spectrum both in size and lifecycle – from the creation of new assets to services that sustain and enhance operating assets. A comprehensive global network services the customer sector groups to deliver small studies through to mega-projects.The company is an ASX50 company. Wikipedia.


Verdich M.,WorleyParsons Group Inc
Australian Geographer | Year: 2010

Concepts of creativity and the attraction of a 'creative class' have become increasingly prominent in regional economic development literature and policy. Richard Florida's books 'Rise of the creative class' and 'Who's your city?' have encouraged city and regional planners to move away from strategies focused on infrastructure development and the attraction of businesses towards strategies which attract people as migrants, particularly the 'creative class', through a focus on characteristics such as a 24/7 lifestyle, cultural amenity and ethnic diversity. This research explored why people who could be categorised as 'creative class' move to Launceston in Tasmania, and what keeps them there. In the regional centre of Launceston, lifestyle, amenity and diversity were not characteristics that attracted in-migration initially. Instead, characteristics particular to small and rural places attracted creative and other professional workers, such as outdoor amenities, downshifting, time with family, proximity to the natural environment and a strong sense of community. Only after arrival did Launceston's comparative cultural wealth come to be appreciated by in-migrants, instead becoming a factor helping to retain newly arrived migrants. © 2010 Geographical Society of New South Wales Inc. Source


Gouws S.C.,WorleyParsons Group Inc
Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy | Year: 2015

Sustainable infrastructure development has long been identified as a key enabler for socio-economic growth and poverty reduction in societies globally. Twenty-one years into the young South African democracy, economic prospects are fragile and unemployment statistics are high. According to Trading Economics (2015) the GDP growth rate in South Africa averaged 3.07% from 1993 until 2015. Through the National Development Plan 2030, the government has responded by instituting the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) to direct national growth and drive job creation by effecting a long-term infrastructure investment programme. The Commission is mandated by Cabinet to coordinate, integrate, and accelerate implementation of more than 150 individual social and economic infrastructure plans. In the civil infrastructure development sector, increased urbanization is compelling governments and the public sector to expand safe and reliable public amenities, but the availability of real estate for construction in congested cities is a challenge. Within the mining infrastructure construction industry safe, rapid, and efficient mine extraction strategies are imperative to realize increased production, business hurdle rates, and stakeholder expectations. Asset owners and stakeholders are obliged to consider advanced mechanized underground excavation and support technologies in order to present feasible solutions timeously. From an engineering design, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) perspective tunnelling technology and boring applications have a distinct advantage over conventional excavation techniques. These solutions may enhance commerce and transportation by expanding infrastructure in concentrations of national economic activity, providing crucial linkages with rural areas, between cities, and across international borders. This paper explores the contribution by mechanized tunnelling technology and boring applications applied in conjunction with digital and automation technologies compared with conventional methodologies. The technological expertise, combined with a paradigm shift in delivery of project objectives, will promote economic growth, aid recovery from the economic downturn, and improve social development. © 2015 The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Source


Patent
WorleyParsons Group Inc | Date: 2010-05-25

A waste heat recovery system in which hot waste fluids, such as flue gasses, pass through a fluid heat exchanger configured to transfer energy in the form of heat to a heat transfer liquid, preferably molten salt. The energy in the molten salt is used to generate useable power such as electrical energy. The waste gas heat recovery system is especially adapted for use with batch processes, such as steelmaking and copper converting, and allows continuous or substantially continuous power production.


Jones J.A.T.,WorleyParsons Group Inc
Iron and Steel Technology | Year: 2010

Steel production has been a benchmark industry for many countries as a measure of their economic development. The ability of a nation to meet its own steel production needs for infrastructure and industrial development, as well as an opportunity to participate in trade within the global market, has been a key driver in the growth of steel production around the world. Steel production is one of the most energy-intensive industrial activities. The net energy consumption is highly dependent on the process route employed. Two process routes dominate most of the world's steel production. There are two types of offgas system configurations for BOF vessels. The open combustion system allows a large quantity of air to enter between the BOF vessel and the BOF hood. As a result, all of the CO leaving the BOF vessel is combusted to carbon dioxide. Source


Patent
WorleyParsons Group Inc | Date: 2010-01-12

Systems and methods for the collection of liquid sulfur with integrated degassing are described, wherein the system and methods include the use of one or more liquid jet pumps or eductors employing a pumped liquid sulfur recycle stream as motive fluid to boost sulfur rundown pressure. The new invention eliminates piping constraints inherent with conventional gravity flow, thus permitting location of the sulfur collection vessel above ground and remote from the sulfur recovery unit. In addition, the described methods provide entrainment and enough agitation in the liquid sulfur such that simultaneously degassing occurs within the sulfur collection piping and associated systems described herein. The instant systems and methods are integrated with the degassing system, meaning that the sulfur will be initially degassed during the collection process, and then further degassing occurs by the methods described herein.

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