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Aug 08, 2017
Leases granted for $7b coal project

Leases granted for $7b coal project

Glencore has been granted the first mining leases for its $7 billion Wandoan coal project in the Surat Basin. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today approved the grant of three 27-year leases over 30,000 ha for Stage 1 of the project, west of Wandoan. When operational, a new mine could produce up to 22 million tonnes of high-quality thermal coal annually. This would be the fi...

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Aug 08, 2017
Red River secures Thalanga offtake deal

Red River secures Thalanga offtake deal

Red River Resources has sealed an offtake deal for the zinc and lead concentrates to be produced from its Thalanga zinc project in north Queensland. Commodities trading group Trafigura has agreed to fixed tonnage contracts with Red River’s wholly owned subsidiary Cromarty Resources. Trafigura has also agreed to provide up to US$10 million to assist with the costs of production and general workin...

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Aug 07, 2017
Death confirmed after weekend coal mine incident

Death confirmed after weekend coal mine incident

A contractor from Independent Mining Services (IMS) has died as a result of injuries sustained in an incident that occurred during maintenance work at the Goonyella Riverside Mine in central Queensland on Saturday. Daniel Springer, 31, died in hospital, leaving behind wife Carmela Xiriha Springer and a son. Mine owner BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) confirmed the death this afternoon. ̶...

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Aug 07, 2017
Stacker reclaimer arrives for Hay Point

Stacker reclaimer arrives for Hay Point

A stacker reclaimer weighing in at 1150 tonnes will be unloaded from a ship at Port of Mackay over the next two weeks, bound for Hay Point Coal Terminal. The MV Happy Dover arrived in Mackay at the weekend carrying the first of two replacement stacker reclaimers for BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) operations at Hay Point. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) chief executive office...

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Aug 06, 2017
Current Defence supply opportunities

Current Defence supply opportunities

Fuel contracts, electrical upgrades, fabrication and landscaping are all on the agenda for Defence. And there are many opportunities in Queensland. Generally, to fuel first where the Royal Australian Navy has made a request for tender for the provision of Defence’s national requirement for Naval Aviation Fuel (F-44) Supply and Service. The Fuel Services Branch is approaching the market via relea...

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Aug 06, 2017
Building, construction and maintenance works in Mackay region

Building, construction and maintenance works in Mackay region

First to Proserpine where the Department of Education and Training (DET) is calling for submissions for construction of a new covered awning between the existing Prep Centre Buildings `P’ and `Q’ located at the state school. More detail here including where to get the tendering documentation. Tenders close on 17 August. There are another five tenders for building services and supply c...

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Aug 06, 2017
Win for Rockhampton tarmac upgrade plans

Win for Rockhampton tarmac upgrade plans

Rockhampton Regional Council has won $5 million in Federal Government funding towards a $12.6 million project to upgrade the city’s airport tarmac. The Rockhampton Airport Pavement Upgrade Project will include asphalt resurfacing on the main runway plus surface enrichment to the taxiways, runway shoulders, and  the military and regular public transport aprons. It is due to be completed by t...

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Aug 06, 2017
Electrical design tender at reef research centre.

Electrical design tender at reef research centre.

There’s a big electrical design job at the Australian institute of Marine Science located south of Townsville. It includes preparing a masterplan for the entire GMS system and designing hardware, software and communications connections requirements for a range of facilities including solar power. Tenders close 14 August. Details are here. ...

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Aug 05, 2017
Green light for $1.5b solar venture

Green light for $1.5b solar venture

Western Downs Regional Council has approved one of the largest solar projects in Australia, expected to involve an investment of up to $1.5 billion. Equis Energy’s 1000MW Wandoan South Solar Project is expected to generate up to 600 jobs across the three stages of development. Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh said the project was further evidence of the council’s commitment to renewable en...

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Aug 05, 2017
Kick-off for $48.5m power station overhaul

Kick-off for $48.5m power station overhaul

A $48.5 million overhaul at CS Energy’s Callide Power Station kicks off this weekend, bringing more than 300 extra workers to the site. Initial works start today for the 56-day shutdown project on Unit C4 at Callide C, near Biloela in central Queensland, with major works commencing next week. “Approximately 320 contractors will be working at the power station over the next two months from the...

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Aug 04, 2017
Contractor named for Mackay Ring Road works

Contractor named for Mackay Ring Road works

CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has been selected to deliver Stage 1 of the $497.3 million Mackay Ring Road project. The construct-only contract will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of about $215 million. Managing director Román Garrido said the company was focused on maximising opportunities for local employment and delivering a socially-inclusive procurement strategy to broaden the comm...

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Aug 04, 2017
Hilton Hotels eyes stadium precinct

Hilton Hotels eyes stadium precinct

Townsville City Council has signed an MOU to negotiate exclusively with Hilton Hotels and Queensland development company Focus Pacific to establish a 4.5-star hotel within the North Queensland Stadium Precinct. The proposal includes a preliminary plan for a seven-storey Double Tree by Hilton Hotels with a 175 bed capacity. Announcing the MOU today, Mayor Cr Jenny Hill and Deputy Mayor Cr Les Walke...

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Aug 04, 2017
Innovation drives mining safety advances

Innovation drives mining safety advances

A grassroots initiative in Queensland has led to the development of a safety device which is now being fitted across Redpath Australia’s fleet worldwide. The Safe Stop anti-jam door unit is among the 10 finalists in this year’s Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference innovation awards. Redpath HSEQ manager Graeme Christie said it was good to see the Safe Stop, which prevents cr...

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Aug 04, 2017
Altona update on $288m Cloncurry copper project

Altona update on $288m Cloncurry copper project

Altona Mining has released details of an updated definitive feasibility study for its Cloncurry copper project, with an expected start-up cost of $288 million and an increased mine life of 14 years. It comes less than a fortnight after the company announced that it had severed its funding deal with Sichuan Railway Investment Group Co for the project and was seeking an alternative backer. Altona ma...

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Aug 03, 2017
Local government supply opportunities

Local government supply opportunities

Filters, fuel supplies and bulk chemicals are among the latest batch of local government supply opportunities throughout regional Queensland. For more information on any of the tenders below visit lgtenderbox.com.au   Type Code Title OPENING CLOSING Request for Tender WHITSUNDAY REGIONAL COUNCIL RFT 500.2017.0059 Register of Prequalified Suppliers for Trade Services 26-Jul-17 18-Aug-17...

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Aug 03, 2017
Fleet upgrade for Foxleigh

Fleet upgrade for Foxleigh

The Foxleigh coal mine near Middlemount is set for a $24.5 million fleet upgrade. Two Liebherr 9400 excavators and one Liebherr 996B excavator have been ordered to replace ageing equipment at the site, majority owned by Realm Resources. A Liebherr 996B excavator at work. Realm says the new excavators will be delivered and commissioned progressively over the next nine months, which will reduce ...

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Aug 02, 2017
RCR adds more solar projects to its order book

RCR adds more solar projects to its order book

Engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson has signed an agreement with RES Australia to develop an EPC contract for a planned 80MW solar farm near Emerald in central Queensland. The company also announced today that it had been awarded a $28 million contract with Solar Powerstations Victoria for the 19MWdc Swan Hill Solar Farm in Victoria. RCR managing director and chief executive offi...

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Aug 02, 2017
Fast download for cable with MPC innovation

Fast download for cable with MPC innovation

MPC Group is rolling out new technology as it rolls out cabling in the Surat Basin. The track-mounted Cable Crawler is a hybrid, modular unit designed to fit upon its fleet of winches for efficient installation of high voltage and fibre optic cabling,. MPC Group electrical superintendent Garry Muldowney describes the machine as 21st Century thinking. “Our R&D team put in extensive effort in ...

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