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Nov 06, 2020
Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

An Australian-first technology designed by Gladstone Ports Corporation to improve ship-loading operations is rolling out at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal. GPC’s operations systems team has been working on the online interactive tool, which displays a real-time view of coal loading onto vessels. The technology will feature in GPC’s Digital Twin Decision Automation system along… This content is ...

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Sep 29, 2020
Dawson adds to remote blasthole drill capability

Dawson adds to remote blasthole drill capability

Anglo American has work underway to automate two more drill rigs at its Dawson mine after successfully achieving world-first remote operation of a multi-pass drill. The team at Dawson coal mine produced the first known rotary blasthole drill rig to be able to complete multi-pass operations remotely – a feat that earned the Innovation (Miner)… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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Sep 25, 2020
Longwall tech innovation from Mackay business

Longwall tech innovation from Mackay business

Mackay-based company Vayeron has launched an innovative industrial IoT sensor product for underground longwall mines. The next generation wireless inclinometer delivers safety and productivity improvements by providing automation control data. Vayeron says its new product represents a low CAPEX alternative to conventional inclinometers that are necessary for capturing guidance and control informat...

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Sep 25, 2020
LNP enters space race with $15m pledge for CQ launch site

LNP enters space race with $15m pledge for CQ launch site

An LNP Government would build a rocket launch site near Abbot Point to help the Queensland space industry lift off, State Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said. The proposed $15 million investment to construct a government-owned orbital rocket launch site is forecast to create 300 jobs – 100 jobs in construction and 200 secure jobs when… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Sep 25, 2020
Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator for underground drill operators and maintenance teams. The Digital Driller family – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training to improve operator and drilling performance. Sandvik says the new version features the latest developments in underground drilling̷...

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Sep 24, 2020
Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Central Queensland drilling contractor Gas Field Services has been named the 2020 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year, for excellence in productivity, safety and innovation. The title was announced at a sold-out, 350-person black-tie gala held last night in Mackay to celebrate the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards. Gas Field Services took out the Safety Initiative… This content is for iQ I...

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Sep 14, 2020
Off-grid water treatment plant wins design honours

Off-grid water treatment plant wins design honours

Ampcontrol and Aurecon’s innovative off-grid water treatment solution Gilghi has been awarded a Good Design Awards accolade in the Social Impact category. The Gilghi water treatment plant is designed for use in remote communities, using a standalone hybrid power supply consisting of solar photovoltaic panels, a back-up diesel generator and battery storage. “We are incredibly proud…...

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Sep 12, 2020
Drill and blast tool draws  design honours

Drill and blast tool draws design honours

State-of-the-art technology that captures real-time fragmentation measurement data for optimising drill and blast operations has won a Good Design Award Accolade. FRAGTrack drew the honours in the Engineering Design category for Orica and design partners Design Anthology, Newie Ventures and Your Engineer Mechanical Design. The Good Design Awards Jury praised FRAGTrack, commenti...

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Aug 20, 2020
Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

A world-first tablet for underground mining, economic rehabilitation at Century mine and a very slick looking underground grader are among the top-notch projects short-listed in a key resource industry awards event. This year’s finalists have been revealed for the Queensland Mining Awards, with winners to be revealed in five weeks’ time at the gala awards… This content is for iQ Indus...

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