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Jul 29, 2020
Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

The new $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence has officially opened its doors to students and industry.State Development Minister Kate Jones said the one-of-a-kind facility in Queensland featured an Underground Simulator Mining Facility, control room, workshop, laboratory, and classrooms.“This is about creating jobs and ensuring locals have the training they need to fill them,”… ...

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Jul 27, 2020
Scheme to tackle emission reduction in supply chains

Scheme to tackle emission reduction in supply chains

Major mining and gas players are among the Australian industry heavyweights signing up to scheme to work towards net zero emissions in supply chains. BHP, Woodside, BlueScope Steel, BP Australia, Orica, APA Group, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers – which together represent 14 per cent of Australian industrial emissions –… ...

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Jul 22, 2020
UGL snags $180m in oil and gas work

UGL snags $180m in oil and gas work

Contractor UGL has secured a multi-year extension of its maintenance, service and shutdown services contract for GLNG’s Curtis Island facility. It was among $180 million in new contracts and extensions the CIMIC Group company announced today. They also included work at Viva Energy’s Geelong refinery, offshore platform work for Esso Australia, and a multi-year contract… ...

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Jul 21, 2020
JobKeeper changes – what they mean for you

JobKeeper changes – what they mean for you

JobKeeper payments will be extended by six months to March 28, but the amount of the subsidy will vary under changes announced today. The temporary Coronavirus Supplement for those on income support will be extended until December 31. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said extra assistance would continue to support hundreds of thousands of Australians who… ...

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Jul 16, 2020
Adani breaks ground for Carmichael box-cut

Adani breaks ground for Carmichael box-cut

Adani Mining has kicked off work on the box-cut for its Carmichael coal mine, in what new chief executive officer David Boshoff hailed as a significant milestone in the construction schedule. “We are on track to export first coal in 2021,” Mr Boshoff said. “It’s great to see our big new gear, the Liebherr R… ...

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Jun 29, 2020
Carmichael construction kicks on

Carmichael construction kicks on

Adani Mining has released footage of its Liebherr 996 excavator and CAT 796 dump trucks completing their first dig and haulage operations at the Carmichael coal project. The company said the machines were digging and hauling materials to make roads at the site. The Liebherr 996 is one of the largest production diggers in the… ...

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Jun 24, 2020
$500m milestone for Local Buying Program

$500m milestone for Local Buying Program

BHP’s Local Buying Program has reached more than $500 million in approved spend since its launch in 2012, including $421 million in Queensland. The program makes it easier for small business owners to competitively bid for supply opportunities through a streamlined onboarding, procurement and payment process that includes 21-day payment terms or less. “The Local… ...

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Jun 24, 2020
Townsville firms backed to tap Defence opportunities

Townsville firms backed to tap Defence opportunities

Seven Townsville businesses will share in more than $134,000 under the first round of the State Government’s $1.5 million Defence and Aerospace Industry Development Fund. The fund was created to help small-to-medium companies develop their capabilities and compete for national and international defence and aerospace industry contracts.“This is about helping local companies tap into multi-billion-d...

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Jun 23, 2020
Adani marks Carmichael coal milestone

Adani marks Carmichael coal milestone

Adani has marked 12 months since the start of construction of its Carmichael coal and rail project with a visual wrap-up of project highlights. It includes this month’s awarding of a $350 million-plus civil construction contract to Queensland-based BMD. The BMD work package is expected to generate 600 jobs and the company says the majority of… ...

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