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Jan 19, 2022
Cairns secures $84m-plus Navy work

Cairns secures $84m-plus Navy work

Cairns-based NORSTA Maritime has won a $70 million contract to provide maintenance services for the Royal Australian Navy. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the contract would offer long-term employment opportunities for the region.   “As more naval ships are maintained here in Cairns, more Defence and industry personnel will be required, which will further… This content is for ...

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Jan 19, 2022
Community mourns after Bowen Basin mine death

Community mourns after Bowen Basin mine death

Production resumed at BMA’s Goonyella Riverside coal mine yesterday following the death of a worker in a medical emergency on Monday. “Our onsite Emergency Response Team and the Queensland Ambulance Service responded, however despite their efforts our colleague sadly passed away,” a BMA spokesman said. “We stopped operations to take the time to provide appropriate… T...

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Jan 19, 2022
Woomera ready for Townsville’s big dig

Woomera ready for Townsville’s big dig

Hall Contracting’s 65m-long backhoe dredge Woomera is in Townsville to begin work on the city’s $232 million Channel Upgrade project. Woomera, the largest Australian-owned backhoe dredge, has travelled 700 nautical miles from her home base in Brisbane. It is expected to begin dredging operations this month to widen the city’s 14.9km shipping channel so that… This content i...

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Jan 19, 2022
NQ in pole position as green hydrogen hot spot

NQ in pole position as green hydrogen hot spot

The North Queensland coast is well-placed to become a green hydrogen powerhouse by the end of the decade, according to Australian researcher Steven Percy  Steven Percy, senior research fellow Victorian Hydrogen Hub, Swinburne University  In a column published in The Conversation, Mr Percy said his research with the Victorian Hydrogen Hub showed that, as of next year,… This content is for iQ...

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Jan 18, 2022
Watco awarded new cattle transport contract

Watco awarded new cattle transport contract

Watco East West has been selected to operate cattle rail transport services in North-West Queensland from 2022 following a competitive procurement process. Watco East West director Chris Hood said the contract would bring exciting new opportunities to the North West region, with local recruitment underway. “We’ve identified we will need 10 qualified drivers in 2022,… This conten...

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Jan 18, 2022
Green light for Surf Lakes development

Green light for Surf Lakes development

The $187 million Surf Lakes tourist attraction proposed to be built between Rockhampton and Yeppoon has reached a major milestone, with council approval of Stage 1. Livingstone Shire Council voted to support plans for the development at the Surf Lakes site, on Yeppoon Rd, west of Yeppoon.  Stage 1 plans include a tourist attraction incorporating… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland m...

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Jan 18, 2022
HPA testwork success for TECH project

HPA testwork success for TECH project

A partnership between TECH proponent Queensland Pacific Metals and Lava Blue is yielding results, with testwork producing 4N High Purity Alumina (HPA). Dr Stephen Grocott, QPM. HPA with a purity of 99.996 per cent was produced from aluminium hydroxide feedstock produced by QPM as part of its piloting of the DNi Process to be used… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log ...

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Jan 18, 2022
Rock chips point to new lodes for Superior

Rock chips point to new lodes for Superior

Superior Resources says it has identified two new areas containing significantly mineralised multiple gold lodes between its Steam Engine and Bottletree prospects in North Queensland. The company said it had not conducted any prior work at the new Windmill East and Origin prospects within its Greenvale project, about 210km west of Townsville. Rock chips collected… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jan 18, 2022
Silver demand beats ‘two new Canningtons a year’

Silver demand beats ‘two new Canningtons a year’

More than two new Cannington mines would have to be built each year to meet a forecast rise in silver demand out until 2040, major producer South32 says. The company highlighted the surging demand and shortage of new operations to meet that demand in a presentation stemming from its pre-feasibility study (PFS) for development of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log I...

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