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Sep 09, 2021
New Century Resources seals power deal

New Century Resources seals power deal

Around seven petajoules of natural gas a year. That’s what it takes to supply power to run the New Century Resources mining, processing and logistics operation in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The mine has reached a sales agreement to with Senex Energy to supply as much as that through the Diamantina Power station in Mount… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, i...

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Sep 09, 2021
Is there an effective technical solution to reduce the carbon footprint?

Is there an effective technical solution to reduce the carbon footprint?

The federal government believes the way to lower Australia’s carbon emissions is through technology and one of the technologies it is backing is carbon capture and storage or CCS. What is CCS, how and why was it developed and, most importantly, does it work? This is the topic of the ABC’s latest Rear Vision program… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo...

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Sep 08, 2021
Shine Energy pushes ahead at Collinsville

Shine Energy pushes ahead at Collinsville

Shine Energy says it is on track to start construction of its Collinsville power project in 2023 as it undertakes geotechnical work on site. The group’s proposal for a 1GWe high-efficiency, low-emission (HELE) plant last year attracted a $3.3 million grant under the federal Supporting Reliable Energy Infrastructure program to assist its feasibility study. “Currently… This content is f...

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Sep 08, 2021
Manufacturing hub up and running in Mackay

Manufacturing hub up and running in Mackay

The Mackay Manufacturing Hub has officially opened within the city’s Resources Centre of Excellence after a $4 million investment by the State Government. The hub will provide support to manufacturers across the Mackay, Issac and Whitsunday regions and will link in with hubs in Townsville and Rockhampton. Among the region’s manufacturers is Vayeron, which specialises… This conte...

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Sep 08, 2021
ABB takes mining down electric avenue

ABB takes mining down electric avenue

ABB has launched an eMine range designed to accelerate the move towards a zero-carbon mine. The company is also piloting its ABB Ability eMine FastCharge, a powerful charging system designed to interface with all makes of electric mining haul trucks. ABB said eMine comprised a portfolio of electrification technologies which made the all-electric mine possible… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Sep 08, 2021
Metal Bank upbeat on Millennium potential

Metal Bank upbeat on Millennium potential

Metal Bank is excited about the cobalt and copper intersections from the first two holes in its initial drilling program at the Millennium project in North West Queensland, says executive director Ines Scotland “The results provide us with confidence in the existing resource and the significant potential for expansion and upgrading of the resource,” she… This content is for iQ I...

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Sep 08, 2021
Details revealed on $45m water project as tenders loom

Details revealed on $45m water project as tenders loom

Townsville City Council will host an industry briefing on a $45 million project to duplicate the pipeline between the Ross River Dam and the Douglas Water Treatment plant. The web-based briefing will be held on September 15, with those interested in attending encouraged to register using this link. A call for tenders for suitably qualified… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Sep 08, 2021
Townsville airport upgrade works lift off

Townsville airport upgrade works lift off

Upgrades at the Townsville Airport terminal are moving forward, with contracts awarded for key projects. A raft of work involving the security screening zone, check-in areas and adjoining retail space has been awarded to Core Developments NQ following a tender process. The project is supported by a $9.15 million Federal Government grant and is expected… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Sep 08, 2021
Deep mining focus in UQ geoscience boost

Deep mining focus in UQ geoscience boost

The University of Queensland has appointed an inaugural Professor of Mining Geoscience as it builds expertise in response to companies pushing deeper underground for mineral deposits. Andre van As, who has worked on geoscience issues relating to mass underground mining (caving) operations and projects for the past 30 years, has been appointed to the new… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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