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Civil Contractors

Jun 10, 2021
Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japan-based oil trader ENEOS Corporation will partner with Sojitz to build a large-scale solar power generation business in southwest Queensland. ENEOS acquired 100 percent of the shares of Edenvale Solar Park Pty Ltd, which will operate the plant spread across 248 hectares, through Sapphire Energy Pty Ltd. Sapphire Energy is a joint venture with another Japanese based… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

The $26.4 million Cairns Hospital emergency department expansion will be fast tracked, with construction works now set to commence as early as September. The accelerated works schedule would deliver an expanded ED six months earlier than originally planned, said Health Minister Yvette D’Ath. “We’re fast tracking our expansion of the Cairns Hospital ED to tackle… ...

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May 13, 2021
WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) is reporting significant improvements in blast performance as it fine tunes its trailblazing use of wireless technology. The site has been one of the first mines in the world to trial Orica’s Wireless Electronic Blasting system, WebGen. Following the first trial of WebGen in 2017, Glencore said the EHM team… ...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Pride of Rockhampton’s fleet set to take the field

Pride of Rockhampton’s fleet set to take the field

The pride of Rockhampton’s civil fleet have arrived in the city. The two new graders and a loader are parked at Rockhampton Regional Council’s Gracemere Depot making up the front row of its road building team. But, they won’t be there for long. The three machines form a significant part of Council’s road network capital… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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