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Jan 25, 2016
Amrun work forums hit FNQ

Amrun work forums hit FNQ

Regional businesses targeting work opportunities at Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion bauxite mine expansion on Cape York can tap into vital information at far northern forums in early February. Aurukun Shire Council will host a two-day workshop to drive economic development in that community, while the Cairns Chamber of Commerce will co-host a project opportunities session… This content is for iQ I...

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Jan 22, 2016
CuDeco head makes an exit

CuDeco head makes an exit

Cloncurry miner CuDeco has lost chairman David Taylor, who this week tendered his resignation from that role and as a non-executive director with the company. The Brisbane lawyer was appointed as interim chairman in July last year when CuDeco founder Wayne McCrae resigned to appease the company’s three key Chinese-based investors. Mr Taylor’s resignation letter… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Jan 22, 2016
Wellsite work keeps flowing for Decmil

Wellsite work keeps flowing for Decmil

Decmil Group has won a $35 million extension to its QCLNG wellsite installation services contract in the Surat Basin. It will continue to support QGC’s operations with wellhead construction, logistics, material management and a range of construction services throughout 2016. Decmil chief executive officer Scott Criddle said the CSG sector in regional Queensland held ongoing… This content is...

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Jan 21, 2016
Calls for a wider response to address fallout from the resources downturn

Calls for a wider response to address fallout from the resources downturn

Regional Queensland leaders are calling for a proportional response from the state government to the resource industry downturn. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced an accelerated works program in Townsville opening up access to projects that have the potential to unlock 430 jobs. That’s in the face of more than 230 sackings from Queensland Nickel and… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Jan 20, 2016
Questions over Queensland Nickel’s plant asset value

Questions over Queensland Nickel’s plant asset value

Some light has been thrown on the viability of Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel (QN) operation. FTI Consulting was appointed as voluntary administrators on Monday to manage the company’s operations. Mr Palmer had constantly quoted that the site was worth billions, Empower Economics principal economist David Lynch said. “That is correct for replacement value,” Mr Lynch… This content is for i...

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Jan 20, 2016
Gladstone supply chain promotion

Gladstone supply chain promotion

Gladstone Engineering Alliance is hosting an event in March to promote the region’s supply chain capability to major industry groups statewide. The inaugural Gladstone Resource Industry Supply Chain Expo will be held at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre on March 17. GEA projects officer Kim Roberts said invitations had gone out to organisations including… This content is for...

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Jan 20, 2016
QCoal progresses construction at Byerwen

QCoal progresses construction at Byerwen

The earth is moving at QCoal Group’s $1.7 billion Byerwen coal project, with Stage 1 of construction under way. The company said rail infrastructure manager Aurizon and civil works contractor Murphy Pipe and Civil mobilised to the site in late 2015 and had commenced earthworks for the project’s rail loop. The initial workforce of about… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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Jan 20, 2016
Sweet NQ haulage deal for Aurizon

Sweet NQ haulage deal for Aurizon

Aurizon has secured a two-year deal expanding its bulk sugar haulage operations with Wilmar Sugar Australia. The agreement will see Aurizon transport about 245,000 tonnes of bulk sugar a year from the Proserpine mill to Mackay harbour and 60,000 tonnes of molasses from Burdekin mills to Port of Townsville from this month. This is in… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ C...

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Jan 20, 2016
Jobs relief for sacked Townsville workers

Jobs relief for sacked Townsville workers

More than 430 jobs for North Queensland are to be supported under a Queensland Government Accelerated Works Program announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Speaking at the Port of Townsville following a special meeting of the Working Queensland Cabinet Committee, Ms Palaszczuk said an extra $126 million in accelerated works had been identified on top of… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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