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Bauxite and aluminium

Jun 12, 2020
Subcontractor dispute over Amrun project payment

Subcontractor dispute over Amrun project payment

Subcontractor Southern Cross Electrical Engineering is seeking more than $10.5 million from engineering group Decmil, saying the money remains owing from its work on the Amrun project. The company announced on Thursday that it was pursuing its claims in formal arbitration. Southern Cross had a subcontract to design, supply and construct the electrical, communications, instrumentation… This ...

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May 23, 2020
Aurukun bauxite plans still in motion for Glencore

Aurukun bauxite plans still in motion for Glencore

Glencore is continuing to progress work on plans for an open-cut bauxite mine on Cape York with the potential to employ up to 350 people in construction and about 400 in its operation. The Aurukun Bauxite Project is in the feasibility stage and the company is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for submission to the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ ...

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Apr 30, 2020
Bauxite expansion delayed as COVID-19 bites

Bauxite expansion delayed as COVID-19 bites

Metro Mining expects to put back its planned $51.4 million Bauxite Hills expansion due to uncertainty sparked by the COVID-19 crisis. Completion of Stage 2 and the associated expanded production was not expected to occur prior the second half of 2021, Metro said. The Stage 2 expansion, taking the Cape York operation to 6 million… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil...

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Apr 30, 2020
Shutdown calendar to give Gladstone suppliers an edge

Shutdown calendar to give Gladstone suppliers an edge

Gladstone industry leaders have launched a shutdown calendar to help supply chain businesses with planning. The Gladstone Industry Leadership Group and Gladstone Engineering Alliance initiative outlines planned maintenance outages over a 12-18-month period. It covers operations including Gladstone Ports Corporation, Rio Tinto Yarwun, Queensland Alumina Limited, Boyne Smelters Limited, Orica Yarwun...

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Apr 15, 2020
Smooth sailing for 2020 restart at Bauxite Hills

Smooth sailing for 2020 restart at Bauxite Hills

The Bauxite Hills operation is loading its first ship of the year, the Vialli, at the port of Skardon River on Cape York after the mine’s wet season break. The shipment, which commenced loading on April 14, is the first this year to foundation customer Xinfa – who will purchase about two million dry metric… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, i...

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Apr 15, 2020
Rio Tinto lab expertise a handy health weapon

Rio Tinto lab expertise a handy health weapon

Rio Tinto Aluminium is developing hand sanitiser at on-site laboratories in Australia and New Zealand to help tackle the spread of COVID-19. The company says chemists and researchers at Yarwun Alumina Refinery at Gladstone, Bell Bay Aluminium in Tasmania, and New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) have developed hand sanitiser formulas to World Health Organization specifications… This conte...

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Apr 08, 2020
Metro marks ‘key milestone’ in NAIF loan process

Metro marks ‘key milestone’ in NAIF loan process

Metro Mining is nearing financial close on a $47.5 million NAIF loan facility for Bauxite Hills after receiving State backing for the proposal. The Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility funds would go towards the construction and mobilisation of a floating loading terminal as part of the Stage 2 expansion of the Cape York bauxite operation. The… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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