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Bowen Basin

Jul 30, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal has been awarded preferred bidder status in the sale process for the mothballed Bluff open-pit coal mine. The sale of the former Carabella Resources site is being conducted by FTI Consulting as receivers and managers and controllers on behalf of mining contractor MACA. Bowen Coking Coal announced today that it had paid… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

QCoal Group subsidiary Constellation Mining has engaged Mastermyne Group to resurrect operations at the mothballed Cook Colliery, near Blackwater. Former Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining went into voluntary administration late in 2019 after a string of setbacks, including rockfalls in the mine. The project will be restarted over two distinct phases, with the first phase… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

M Mining has executed contracts with Australian Mining Rehabilitation and MCC Group as it prepares to start operations at the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal mine. Australian Mining Rehabilitation has secured a $30 million contract covering drill and blasting, overburden mining and coal mining activities from August. M Mining said AMR would work with auger… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bowen Coking Coal’s ambitions to become a low-cost, high-quality coking coal producer within the next few years have received a boost from scoping studies for two of its Bowen Basin assets. Scoping studies for the Broadmeadow East and Isaac River open‐cut coking coal projects indicated a peak annual production of 1.7 million tonnes per annum… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

The State Government has granted the mining leases for the $82 million Isaac Downs coal project, clearing the last significant approval required for construction and operations to begin. The new open-cut operations will act as an extension for the Isaac Plains Complex, near Moranbah, supporting the ongoing employment of 200 to 300 people in operations… ...

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Jul 26, 2021
Japanese fossil fuel cuts no mortal wound for sector

Japanese fossil fuel cuts no mortal wound for sector

Australia’s thermal coal exports are likely to continue to grow out to 2030, despite concerns over a Japanese plan to slash the use of fossil fuels, according to Commodity Insights director Mark Gresswell. And while some parties were quick the jump on the news as another nail in the coffin for coal, Mr Gresswell said… ...

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Jul 14, 2021
Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire workers are treated like second-class citizens at Central Queensland coal operations, a Senate inquiry on job security has heard. Rockhampton-based pump crew operator Chad Stokes was among the individuals giving evidence yesterday on behalf of the CFMEU. “I’ve been in labour hire … for seven years. There just aren’t any permanent jobs being offered… ...

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Jul 13, 2021
Millennium poised for August kick-off

Millennium poised for August kick-off

Mining is set to start in August at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine near Moranbah following completion of the site sale agreement between Peabody Energy Australia and new owner MetRes. MetRes is a 50/50 joint venture between M Resources and Stanmore Resources, which owns the nearby Isaac Plains coal operations. “We are excited to… ...

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Jul 13, 2021
Site death halts coal mine operations

Site death halts coal mine operations

BMA halted operations at the Goonyella Riverside mine near Moranbah after the death of a worker attributed to a medical emergency. A company spokesman said the worker had reported feeling unwell last night (Monday, July 12), sparking action from the site emergency response team, supported by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). “The safety and wellbeing… ...

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