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Jan 19, 2022
EPSA wins $564m contract to mine Isaac Downs

EPSA wins $564m contract to mine Isaac Downs

Stanmore Resources has awarded a $564 million contract to EPSA Pacific for open-cut mining services at its new Isaac Downs coal mine near Moranbah. The company described awarding the five-year contract as major milestone in moving to full production at the Isaac Downs mine. Mining activities under the contract are set to commence early next… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Jan 19, 2022
COVID, La Niña hit BHP coal production

COVID, La Niña hit BHP coal production

BHP has highlighted workforce absenteeism forced by the spread of COVID-19 as a risk to production from its Queensland coal mines for the remainder of this financial year. The major miner reduced guidance for its metallurgical coal output in the half-year review released today. It said the revision stemmed from significant La Niña-related wet weather… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Jan 19, 2022
Cairns secures $84m-plus Navy work

Cairns secures $84m-plus Navy work

Cairns-based NORSTA Maritime has won a $70 million contract to provide maintenance services for the Royal Australian Navy. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the contract would offer long-term employment opportunities for the region.   “As more naval ships are maintained here in Cairns, more Defence and industry personnel will be required, which will further… This content is for ...

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Jan 19, 2022
Community mourns after Bowen Basin mine death

Community mourns after Bowen Basin mine death

Production resumed at BMA’s Goonyella Riverside coal mine yesterday following the death of a worker in a medical emergency on Monday. “Our onsite Emergency Response Team and the Queensland Ambulance Service responded, however despite their efforts our colleague sadly passed away,” a BMA spokesman said. “We stopped operations to take the time to provide appropriate… T...

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Jan 19, 2022
Woomera ready for Townsville’s big dig

Woomera ready for Townsville’s big dig

Hall Contracting’s 65m-long backhoe dredge Woomera is in Townsville to begin work on the city’s $232 million Channel Upgrade project. Woomera, the largest Australian-owned backhoe dredge, has travelled 700 nautical miles from her home base in Brisbane. It is expected to begin dredging operations this month to widen the city’s 14.9km shipping channel so that… This content i...

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Jan 18, 2022
Watco awarded new cattle transport contract

Watco awarded new cattle transport contract

Watco East West has been selected to operate cattle rail transport services in North-West Queensland from 2022 following a competitive procurement process. Watco East West director Chris Hood said the contract would bring exciting new opportunities to the North West region, with local recruitment underway. “We’ve identified we will need 10 qualified drivers in 2022,… This conten...

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Jan 18, 2022
Green light for Surf Lakes development

Green light for Surf Lakes development

The $187 million Surf Lakes tourist attraction proposed to be built between Rockhampton and Yeppoon has reached a major milestone, with council approval of Stage 1. Livingstone Shire Council voted to support plans for the development at the Surf Lakes site, on Yeppoon Rd, west of Yeppoon.  Stage 1 plans include a tourist attraction incorporating… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland m...

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Jan 18, 2022
HPA testwork success for TECH project

HPA testwork success for TECH project

A partnership between TECH proponent Queensland Pacific Metals and Lava Blue is yielding results, with testwork producing 4N High Purity Alumina (HPA). Dr Stephen Grocott, QPM. HPA with a purity of 99.996 per cent was produced from aluminium hydroxide feedstock produced by QPM as part of its piloting of the DNi Process to be used… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log ...

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Jan 18, 2022
Rock chips point to new lodes for Superior

Rock chips point to new lodes for Superior

Superior Resources says it has identified two new areas containing significantly mineralised multiple gold lodes between its Steam Engine and Bottletree prospects in North Queensland. The company said it had not conducted any prior work at the new Windmill East and Origin prospects within its Greenvale project, about 210km west of Townsville. Rock chips collected… This content is for iQ Ind...

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