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Bowen Basin

Apr 21, 2021
Coxons builds business with MRC acquisition

Coxons builds business with MRC acquisition

Coxons Group Australia is acquiring MRC Australia (formerly Mackay Radiators and Coolers) in a move to strengthen its position in heavy industry cooling solutions. Operating from Rockhampton and Newcastle, Coxons Group supplies, repairs and overhauls radiators and cooling components for all industries. MRC Australia specialises in servicing and maintaining heat transfer units, specifically industr...

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Apr 21, 2021
Bumpy start for Curragh production

Bumpy start for Curragh production

A breakdown of the bucket wheel reclaimer and seasonal wet weather contributed to a 10 per cent loss in production at Curragh early this year. Mine owner Coronado issued its quarterly report this week, noting that prices received for Australian metallurgical coal are on the rise. ROM production for the March quarter at Curragh was… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ Civi...

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Apr 19, 2021
Hilands expands horizons with blend plant

Hilands expands horizons with blend plant

Hilands plans to step up its service offering in the Bowen Basin with a Duaringa plant to produce speciality cement blends locally for mining project work. The oil, gas and coal cementing business has submitted a development application to Central Highlands Regional Council to allow it to bring a cement blending plant online, as well… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ C...

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Apr 19, 2021
Mines rescue teams set for Kestrel showdown

Mines rescue teams set for Kestrel showdown

Eight mine rescue teams from underground coal operations across the Bowen Basin will compete in the 2021 QMRS Memorial Cup at the Kestrel coal mine this week. It comes after a year when COVID-19 concerns and restrictions swept bare the competition calendar, including the national competition – which Queensland was due to host in 2020… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ Coal...

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Apr 16, 2021
QMRS rescue winder nears completion

QMRS rescue winder nears completion

A new rescue winder designed to extract workers from underground mines is set to go on show at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference at the Gold Coast in August in its public debut. The industry-funded Queensland Mines Rescue Service is working with Becker Mining Systems to fine tune communications for the device. QMRS… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and i...

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Apr 15, 2021
Stanmore in plans to restart mothballed Peabody mine

Stanmore in plans to restart mothballed Peabody mine

Stanmore Coal plans to restart mining at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine complex within months after reaching a deal to buy the site from Peabody Energy Australia. Stanmore, in joint venture with M Resources, has executed agreements to acquire the assets for an upfront payment of $1.25 million plus royalties. It said the restart… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ Ci...

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Apr 15, 2021
Winchester South advances to feasibility phase

Winchester South advances to feasibility phase

Whitehaven Coal is moving to the feasibility phase for its proposed Winchester South open-cut metallurgical coal mine, 30km south-east of Moranbah. The company said the project was continuing to progress through the Queensland Government’s Coordinated Project approval process, with the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) having been submitted to Queensland’s Office of Coordinator General in...

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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ Coal,...

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Apr 14, 2021
Rescue service set for new Blackwater station

Rescue service set for new Blackwater station

Construction is set to begin next month on a new Queensland Mines Rescue Service station about 8km east of Blackwater. QMRS chief executive officer David Carey said the construction contract should be settled within weeks for the main building, expected to cost about $7.5 million to complete. The $11 million Blackwater facility also includes a… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ ...

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