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Meat processor JBS Australia to acquire Primo Group for $1.25 billion

JBS Australia, the largest meat processing company in Australia, has agreed to acquire Primo Group, the largest ham, bacon and small meat products producer in Australia and New Zealand.
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Inquiry examines safety of FLNG projects in Australian waters

A parliamentary inquiry into the safety of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) processing plants is being held in Western Australia.
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New facility in Australia aims to boost food processing industry

The University of Sydney has opened a new training center for the food processing industry.
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Mussel processing in New Zealand improving

New Zealand fishing company Sanford Limited recently invited proposals from research organizations across New Zealand in an effort to improve the way it processes the shellfish.
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World's largest water recycling facility to be built in Sydney, Australia

A new water recycling facility to be built in Sydney, Australia, will be the largest of its kind in the world, according to Sydney Water.
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OPW to acquire Australia's Liquip

Fluid-handling solutions specialist OPW said on Monday that it has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Australian company Liquip International.
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Australia's Seqwater reverses flow to send water to dry north

Seqwater, the water utility in South East Queensland, Australia, is reversing its Northern Pipeline Interconnector (NPI) this week for the first time, in order to supply water from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast.
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BP to close Australian refinery in 2015

BP has announced plans to close down its refinery in Brisbane, citing an inability to compete with large refinery complexes in the Asia Pacific region.
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Report on Australian water utility exposes huge water loss

State-controlled Water Corporation has been accused of allowing as much as 43 billion liters of drinking water to go to waste, either through leaks and bursts or because of faulty meters.
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Shell sells Australian refinery to Vitol

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to sell as many as 870 service stations and its Australian refinery to Swiss oil company Vitol. The deal is worth approximately $2.6 billion.
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