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Oct 21, 2021
QEM keen to plug in to CopperString

QEM keen to plug in to CopperString

Vanadium developer QEM is seeking to connect with the proposed CopperString 2.0 high-voltage electricity transmission line to link the North West Minerals Province with the national electricity grid near Townsville.Managing director Gavin Loyden said QEM planned to develop a mine, processing facilities and associated infrastructure to take advantage of the increasing supply gap associated withR...

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Oct 20, 2021
Project team tagged for $30b energy development

Project team tagged for $30b energy development

Sun Cable has revealed the ‘powerhouse’ project team to deliver its $30 billion-plus Australia-Asia PowerLink, set to supply renewable electricity to Darwin and Singapore. The Integrated Project Delivery Team (IPDT) features Bechtel, Hatch, Marsh, PwC Australia and SMEC. “To secure the support of these globally recognised experts is an important vote of confidence in the… This c...

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Oct 20, 2021
Full steam ahead for rail supply sector

Full steam ahead for rail supply sector

Central Queensland is set to see the economic spin-offs from a $7.1 billion boost to the state’s train manufacturing industry, the State Government says. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Central Queensland would play a key role in the supply-chain as she released plans to build 65 trains in Maryborough, creating up to 3000 jobs throughout Queensland…. This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Oct 20, 2021
Funding to kick along Big Rocks Weir work

Funding to kick along Big Rocks Weir work

The Federal and State governments have agreed to unlock $6 million in funding to help cover pre-construction work for the $60 million Big Rocks Weir project,  26km north of Charters Towers. This funding, provided on a 50:50 split, will flow to Charters Towers Regional Council for activities including geotechnical work, environmental analysis and approvals and… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Oct 20, 2021
Fresh chapter for Korella phosphate mine

Fresh chapter for Korella phosphate mine

New Zealand-based Chatham Rock Phosphate has made a $12.3 million deal to acquire the Korella phosphate mine, 150km south-east of Mount Isa. The company said it planned to supply the domestic fertiliser market rather than exporting the product via Townsville. The Korella mine, owned by Australia Venus Resource, adjoins Incitec Pivot’s Phosphate Hill Mine. A… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Oct 20, 2021
Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Updates on Mount Cannindah drilling, good returns from Blair Athol coal, BHP production drop, QMines land grab, Pure Battery Technologies and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Civmec builds Central Queensland contract book Civmec Limited has announced contracts totalling about $130 million from several repeat customers for maintenance and capital works projects,…...

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Oct 20, 2021
New faces for Mount Isa mine rescue squad

New faces for Mount Isa mine rescue squad

Eight new Mount Isa Mines mine rescue recruits recently completed 25 days of training to complete their squad initiation. Glencore Queensland Metals said mine rescue team members required a broad range of specialist skills, with rookie training covering everything from crash rescue, advanced first aid and firefighting, to search and rescue. The new members are… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Oct 20, 2021
Palms Collection secures green credentials

Palms Collection secures green credentials

The $300 million-plus Palms Collection project is set to become the first EnviroDevelopment in Far North Queensland following certification by the Urban Development Institute Of Australia, the developers say. PPNQ Developments directors Darren Halpin and Evan Yelavich say they want the Cairns development to set the benchmark for sustainable living in Queensland. “It is very… This content is...

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Oct 19, 2021
Dust-busting system delivers results

Dust-busting system delivers results

A new conveyor dust suppression system installed at Glencore Port Operations in Townsville is delivering environmental and commercial benefits by reducing dust emissions and improving shiploading efficiency rates. Zinc concentrate transported from Mount Isa and unloaded at the port is transferred to ships on a conveyor system for export to customers in Asia, Europe and… This content is for ...

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