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Jun 25, 2021
Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

The CEO and managing director of major Australian engineering company Austin Engineering has resigned forcing a reshuffle. The incoming interim CEO will be on a package worth more than the equivalent of $1 million/year. The Brisbane headquartered company advised the asx today that the move had been brought forward from 31 July 2021. Former Austin… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jun 24, 2021
Q-FE steps forward in spreading

Q-FE steps forward in spreading

Melbourne-based manufacturer Quality Fabrication and Engineering (Q-FE) has partnered with IVECO to bring a new forward-moving aggregate spreader to the market. Forward spreading provides additional visibility and increases safety in road building applications, which normally involve busy work sites with multiple machines operating at once alongside workers.   Based on the latest Austral...

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Jun 22, 2021
Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

The new Joy HRX 1000 is being billed as a hard rock sizer designed to push the envelope on where sizers can be successfully applied. Its high capacity and compact package make the HRX 1000 an excellent choice for hard rock underground or mobile applications, according to manufacturer Komatsu. Utilizing Joy pick technology, the HRX… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civ...

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Jun 21, 2021
Howzat for a Caterpillar milestone

Howzat for a Caterpillar milestone

When Brisbane-based QH&M Birt took ownership of their 100th Caterpillar scraper, the company also became the first in the world to take delivery of not one but six of the first production Cat 657’s worldwide. Distributor Hastings Deering was determined to ensure the 100th scraper stood out: with a special wrap to mark the occasion… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Thiess fleet hits haul road to lower emissions

Thiess fleet hits haul road to lower emissions

Major contractor Thiess is phasing in the use of locally sourced gas to displace diesel in large mining trucks in its Bowen Basin fleet. Thiess has teamed up with Mine Energy Solutions to introduce lower emission, dual-fuel technology in the trucks. “Partnerships like this ensure Thiess is playing a role in reducing emissions on our operations and leading the path to decarbonisation… This c...

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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 05, 2021
New Legend marks Aussie manufacturing milestone

New Legend marks Aussie manufacturing milestone

Kenworth is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing trucks in Australia with the release of of the Legend SAR – on sale for one day only, July 8. The Legend SAR is modelled on the W900SAR, built and sold in Australia from 1975 until 1985 and the first Kenworth model designed, engineered and built in Australia… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Min...

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Jun 04, 2021
Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Comments open on Bruce Highway priorities and National Construction Code, local government project news, and more in this week’s round-up. BMD close to wrapping up Carmichael rail works BMD’s civil works component of the Carmichael Rail Network project in Central Queensland is set to be complete in around three months. BMD said this week that… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jun 02, 2021
Thiess backs driverless dozer tech at Lake Vermont

Thiess backs driverless dozer tech at Lake Vermont

Thiess has expanded its Cat MineStar Command for Dozing program at Lake Vermont, running a six-strong fleet of driverless Caterpillar D11 dozers at the Dysart district coal mine. It is the largest deployment of Semi-autonomous Tractor System (SATS) technology worldwide, and has delivered significant productivity improvements, the company says. The SATS system enables one operator… This cont...

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