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May 13, 2021
An eagle on the wing

An eagle on the wing

Customer supplied editorial A new air charter business is now operating out of Charters Towers. Aquila Air Services has based itself in the gold city because of access to wide tracts of land through three cardinal points. Aquila, being Latin for ‘eagle’, draws on the theme set by sister company Eagle Drilling NQ, also based… ...

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May 13, 2021
EOI call for $600m hybrid power project

EOI call for $600m hybrid power project

The proponents behind the $600 million North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project (NWQHPP) are calling for expressions of interest from contractors. State Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the call was out for Queenslanders to build what could be Australia’s largest hybrid generator, generating 50 megawatts of cleaner, cheaper energy. Publicly… ...

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May 13, 2021
Charge On challenge to electrify haul  fleets

Charge On challenge to electrify haul fleets

Mining giants BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have launched a global competition for technology innovators to develop new concepts for large-scale haul truck electrification systems. The Charge On Innovation Challenge aims to help significantly cut emissions from surface mine operations and unlock safety, productivity, and operational improvements. The big miners are founding patrons of the… ...

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May 13, 2021
QX Resources builds funds to drive CQ projects

QX Resources builds funds to drive CQ projects

QX Resources is adding $3 million to its coffers as it ramps up exploration at Central Queensland gold projects including the former Lucky Break mine. The company indicated it would also be re-examining its advanced Anthony molybdenum project north-west of Clermont as a matter of priority. QX Resources has received firm commitments from investors for… ...

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May 13, 2021
Hammer hits Mount Isa tenements with 4000m drill program

Hammer hits Mount Isa tenements with 4000m drill program

Hammer Metals has started a 4000m RC drilling program at North-West Queensland tenements, including its recent Trafalgar copper-gold discovery. “The commencement of drilling in Mount Isa is pleasing and presents Hammer with its first opportunity since the Trafalgar discovery earlier this year to drill Hammer’s 100 per cent-owned prospects which sit along trend and in… ...

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May 13, 2021
Ensham extension plans advancing

Ensham extension plans advancing

A plan to extend the Ensham coal mine to add an extra nine years to operations is advancing, with the environmental impact statement (EIS) out for public comments. The $315 million extension project would see the mine continue to produce about 4.5 million tonnes of coal each year and support more than 600 full-time jobs… ...

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May 12, 2021
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From road construction to bulky waste reduction, saleyards software to stormwater network assessment and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByThu, 13 May 2021 11:00 AMFCRC010886: CTIS002 – 2122 – Cassandra Crescent, Road Construction Fraser Coast Regional CouncilThu, 13 May 2021 2:00 PMMBRC010707: Samford Valley R...

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May 12, 2021
Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Queensland Metals is encouraging university students from North and North-West Queensland to join its summer Vacation Student Program. Applications close this Sunday for the 2021-2022 Vacation Program intake, which runs from November to February at Mount Isa Mines, Ernest Henry Mining and Copper Refineries. Disciplines include engineering, metallurgy, environmental science, accounting, information...

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May 12, 2021
Pure Hydrogen signs water deal for Gladstone plant

Pure Hydrogen signs water deal for Gladstone plant

Pure Hydrogen has sealed an agreement for water supply for its planned large-scale Project Jupiter hydrogen plant in Gladstone. The company said the contract with the Gladstone Area Water Board was among its initiatives to secure supply of critical inputs for Project Jupiter to proceed. The water supply contract is subject to conditions including project… ...

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