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Nov 02, 2021
PIMS taps Komatsu for Millennium fleet

PIMS taps Komatsu for Millennium fleet

Global manufacturer Komatsu is equipping Mackay-based PIMS Group to deliver on its $425 million contract to provide underground mining services at the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal complex near Moranbah. Komatsu said it would be providing a full-time preventative maintenance team at the mine sites to help maximise the operation of the eight pieces of… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Nov 01, 2021
Epiroc eases miners into battery conversion

Epiroc eases miners into battery conversion

Epiroc is offering customers conversion kits to transform loaders from diesel-powered to battery-electric-driven in a move set to aid mining’s shift to an emissions-free future. Epiroc president and chief executive officer Helena Hedblom. Battery conversions are already underway, with Epiroc’s Scooptram ST1030 loader being the first vehicle to undergo the transformation for Evolution Mining. ̶...

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Oct 28, 2021
Battery venture targets underground mining

Battery venture targets underground mining

Vehicle electrification specialist Proterra is teaming up with OEM Komatsu to develop battery-electric LHDs, drills and bolters with Proterra battery systems. Under the collaboration, Proterra will supply its H Series battery system technology to Komatsu for the development of equipment for underground hard rock mining. Komatsu plans to develop prototype machines with the battery systems this̷...

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Sep 29, 2021
Scholarships to add environmental value to  mining

Scholarships to add environmental value to mining

Two scholarships worth up to $35,000 a year are up for grabs for students working on innovative ways to improve land rehabilitation at Queensland coal mines. The Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund, hosted by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), is calling for student applications for its 2022 postgraduate scholarship program. Two positions available The Fund… This content is for iQ ...

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Sep 16, 2021
Current List of tenders in Central Queensland

Current List of tenders in Central Queensland

From design, supply, install and operate a parking management system by Rockhampton City Council to a water supply security strategy for Central Highlands Regional Council, here are the latest council tenders issued in Central Queensland…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Aug 30, 2021
Conference shines light on emerging coal opportunities

Conference shines light on emerging coal opportunities

Thousands of jobs and more than $3 billion of procurement opportunities throughout Central Queensland are set to be highlighted in an online industry conference in November. The Connecting Coal Conference Queensland will see decision-makers from seven major metallurgical coal and torbanite projects present their plans for construction and development. Organiser, Connecting Industry managing direct...

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Aug 26, 2021
Central Queensland tenders update

Central Queensland tenders update

This week includes a pathway and bridge in Mackay and the supply and delivery of bagged cement products in Rockhampton. Click here for detail…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Aug 25, 2021
Union drops $16m coal worker class action

Union drops $16m coal worker class action

The Mining and Energy Union has dropped a class action seeking about $16 million in entitlements for about 900 current and former casual miners employed by labour hire company WorkPac. The Renyard v WorkPac class action was discontinued due to legal advice it could not succeed due to the recent High Court Rossato judgment and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In R...

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Aug 24, 2021
New hatch seal guidelines sparked by coal mine death

New hatch seal guidelines sparked by coal mine death

New statewide guidelines have been issued on hatch seals in underground coal mines after coronial recommendations over the death of electrician Paul McGuire at a Bowen Basin mine. Mr McGuire died in May 2014 when he attempted to enter a sealed goaf area while calibrating gas sensors at Anglo American’s Grasstree mine.  The inquest heard… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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