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Sep 08, 2021
New $4.5m port facility open for business

New $4.5m port facility open for business

A new $4.5 million truck staging area is open for business at the Port of Townsville, providing safer access for the 300,000 trucks that pass through the port gates each year. Up to 20 triple road trains can assemble just outside the main gates on Benwell Rd at any one time on the purpose-built 13,000sq… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s...

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Sep 07, 2021
Sandvik adds sampling option to DTH rig

Sandvik adds sampling option to DTH rig

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing a new reverse circulation (RC) sampling option for its Leopard DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig. Fully integrated into the Leopard DI650i platform, the RC drilling system maximizes drill rig utilisation and increases productivity, the manufacturer says. The ability to drill inclined holes with a boom-type drill rig, provides… This content...

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Sep 07, 2021
Export agreement for refinery hydrogen venture

Export agreement for refinery hydrogen venture

North Queensland is a step closer to shipping thousands of tonnes of renewable hydrogen to South Korea after an agreement between Port of Townsville and Ark Energy. A feasibility study will investigate the development of a renewable hydrogen facility at the Sun Metals zinc refinery in Townsville along with hydrogen export facilities at the port…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Sep 07, 2021
Yarrabee gets behind Healthy Harold

Yarrabee gets behind Healthy Harold

A $30,000 donation from Yarrabee coal mine is helping the Life Education Mobile Learning Centre to continue to work with children across Central Queensland schools. Life Education is Australia’s largest children’s charity and delivers specialised health education programs featuring mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe. Yarrabee coal operations manager Cris Shadbolt said he was proud to… This c...

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Sep 07, 2021
Mastermyne snaps up Pybar in $47m deal

Mastermyne snaps up Pybar in $47m deal

Mackay-based coal contracting powerhouse Mastermyne Group is storming into the hard rock sector with a takeover of Pybar Mining Services. It will acquire all Pybar Holdings shares in a $47 million deal that will see Pybar continue to operate as an independent business unit within the Mastermyne Group. Mastermyne said the combined group would have… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Sep 07, 2021
Timing crucial in heavy equipment sales

Timing crucial in heavy equipment sales

Pickles Industrial says it is increasing its consultation with vendors as more and more businesses are seeing the benefit of turning over high capital items more frequently. Pickles Industrial spokesman Steve Wainhouse said recouping a considerable sum by selling industrial equipment was easier than ever before. “We work with our vendors to develop their asset… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Sep 07, 2021
Australian coal has strong future says Pitt

Australian coal has strong future says Pitt

Coal will remain a significant contributor to the Australian economy well beyond 2030 as global demand continues to grow, says Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. It comes after a United Nations envoy called on the country to phase out the fossil fuel, at the same time as the prices for export thermal coal and coking… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo,...

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Sep 07, 2021
RPM Group on a roll with NQ business buy-up

RPM Group on a roll with NQ business buy-up

A major automotive group is continuing its empire building in the North with the purchase of Direct Wholesale Tyres in Townsville for $1.7 million in cash and shares. The RPM Group is making the acquisition as part of an expansion strategy which has seen it snap up Carline Automotive Cairns, Carline Automotive Townsville and Revolution… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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Sep 06, 2021
Central Queensland tenders update

Central Queensland tenders update

This week includes Capella Cultural Centre upgrade and paint, concrete bunds for adblue tanks, Bluff landfill rehabilitation work and Goosepond and Seaforth Creeks bank protection …. Click here for details… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rockhampton, iQ Coal and Mining North, iQ Coal and iQ Geo, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ...

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