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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Australia in Top 10 countries for coal-fired electricity

Australia in Top 10 countries for coal-fired electricity

Australia has come in at 10th place in a list of countries generating the most coal-fired electricity in 2020, published by energy think tank Ember. Ember, which is focused on accelerating the global electricity transition from coal, said its recent Global Electricity Review revealed that coal generation fell a record 4 per cent (-346 TWh) in 2020.  However,… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

A proposal to build a hangar and maintenance facility at Rockhampton airport to service the Alliance Airlines fleet has the potential to inject $30 million into the local economy every year, according to Rockhampton Regional Council. The airport today welcomed one of Alliance Airlines’ new commercial aircraft with a water cannon salute to mark its… ...

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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… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Pickles Mining is holding five auctions featuring about $10 million worth of equipment from BMA’s Bowen Basin operations and from Whitehaven Coal. Pickles Mining general manager Steve Wall said the auction house was shifting a large quantity of Caterpillar machinery for Whitehaven, including more than 20 haul trucks, as it switched its fleet to to… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
AGL and Wartsila pair up for hybrid energy solutions

AGL and Wartsila pair up for hybrid energy solutions

AGL is joining forces with Wartsila to deliver large-scale hybrid energy systems for commercial and industrial customers looking to reduce emissions. AGL chief operating officer Markus Brokhof said the partnership was aimed at supporting customers with over 20MW of energy requirements It would allow AGL to offer greater energy solutions as businesses sought to reduce emissions… ...

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