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Thermal coal

Mar 26, 2020
McConnell Dowell onboard for Hay Point overhaul

McConnell Dowell onboard for Hay Point overhaul

McConnell Dowell has secured an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract with BMA for a major infrastructure project at Hay Point Coal Terminal, near Mackay. The project scope encompasses complete replacement of one of the three berths and shiploaders at the coal terminal. The Berth 2 wharf and shiploader being replaced had reached end of life,… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

A central Queensland local government leader is pushing miners to lock down their FIFO workforce within the shire’s boundaries. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Cr Anne Baker has called on all stakeholders, particularly industry and government, to play their part to secure a localised workforce model. Isaac Mayor Cr Anne Baker Keeping the mining industry going… ...

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Mar 20, 2020
BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP announced today it would hire 1500 additional people to support its workforce operating across Australia. The jobs would be offered as six-month contracts and cover a range of skills needed by BHP operations in the short term, the company said. The roles will include machinery and production operators, truck and ancillary equipment drivers, excavator… ...

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Mar 19, 2020
Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Junior miners chasing greenfield discoveries continued to both struggle for funding and brace for the impact of coronavirus on equity markets, according to Mitchell Services CEO, Andrew Elf. Mitchell Services generates approximately 90 per cent of revenue from drilling for Tier 1 producers with long life, low-cost mines who are focused on resource definition, development… ...

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Mar 18, 2020
McCabe takes leadership role with Stanmore Coal

McCabe takes leadership role with Stanmore Coal

Stanmore Coal has appointed former Wesfarmers Resources executive Craig McCabe as its company chief executive officer. Mr McCabe worked in a range of roles with Wesfarmers, including chief executive officer from August 2017 to December 2019 with responsibility for the Curragh and Bengalla mining operations. “We are delighted to appoint a CEO with Craig’s leadership… ...

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Mar 17, 2020
Coal mine employees cleared of COVID-19

Coal mine employees cleared of COVID-19

Daunia coal mine workers isolated after contact with an infected supplier have returned negative COVID-19 test results. Mine owner BMA said the visitor had limited contact with the team at Daunia, 30km south-east of Moranbah, before his positive results. Those identified as having close contact with the individual were placed in in self-isolation as a… ...

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Mar 17, 2020
New safety authority to kick off from July

New safety authority to kick off from July

Queensland’s 66,000 resources workers will have their own health and safety ‘champion’ after Parliament passed legislation supporting a new independent body. The Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) statutory body will kick off from July 1. The new authority will regulate the safety and health of the state’s minerals, coal, petroleum and gas, quarry, small-scale… ...

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Mar 14, 2020
Bowen Basin mine visitor tests positive for COVID-19

Bowen Basin mine visitor tests positive for COVID-19

A supplier who recently visited BMA’s Daunia coal mine in the Bowen Basin has tested positive for COVID-19. A BMA spokesman said the man had limited contact with the team at Daunia, 30km south-east of Moranbah. “A small number of people were identified as having close contact with the individual and are in self-isolation as… ...

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Mar 13, 2020
‘Big Australian’ still the most valuable mining brand

‘Big Australian’ still the most valuable mining brand

Australia’s BHP has retained the title of the world’s most valuable mining, iron and steel brand, according to the latest report by consultancy Brand Finance. The ‘Big Australian’ topped the list despite recording a 3 per cent drop in brand value to $US5.8 billion. “BHP, along with all mining, iron and steel brands, is having… ...

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