Bowen Basin

Apr 02, 2020
Coal quality tampering probe finds high rate of breaches

Coal quality tampering probe finds high rate of breaches

About half of the coal sample analysis certificates issued by ALS laboratories in Queensland and NSW since 2007 were manually amended ‘without justification’, an investigation has found. The company today said an independent forensic investigation had been completed into the Coal Superintending and Certification Unit within the ALS coal business. “The investigation has ide...

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Apr 02, 2020
New executive at the helm at Abbot Point

New executive at the helm at Abbot Point

A new general manager is taking the helm at Adani’s Abbot Point operations near Bowen. Allan Brown (pictured below) has been appointed general manager – port operations from April 14. Chief executive officer Adani Infrastructure Trista Brohier said Mr Brown joined the business with a wealth of experience in senior leadership roles from Gladstone Ports Corporation and most recently N...

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Apr 01, 2020
Peabody cuts 40 jobs from Australian operations

Peabody cuts 40 jobs from Australian operations

Peabody Energy is shedding 40 staff from its Australian coal operations, citing a range of factors including the COVID-19 crisis. A Peabody spokeswoman described it as an extremely difficult decision for the company. “These actions come in response to macro industry conditions, including the mild Northern Hemisphere winter, historically low natural gas prices, trade and policy uncertainti...

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Apr 01, 2020
BMA eyes its options as COVID-19 measures step up

BMA eyes its options as COVID-19 measures step up

BMA is considering options including temporarily relocating workers and amending rosters to minimise travel to Queensland as the State tightens border restrictions. The company said today it supported the Queensland Government’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by limiting interstate travel to those  working in business critical roles in the mining sector. “We thank Minister L...

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Mar 31, 2020
Bowen Coking Coal seeks lease for open-cut mine

Bowen Coking Coal seeks lease for open-cut mine

Bowen Coking Coal has lodged a Mining Lease Application for its Isaac River project, next door to BMA’s Daunia mine in the Bowen Basin. The company describes the move as a significant milestone in the critical path to converting the coking coal project to a producing asset. It is looking at a contractor-operated open cut along with highwall mining, with the coal to be washed off site...

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Mar 30, 2020
Curragh kicks on while Coronado’s US mines idle

Curragh kicks on while Coronado’s US mines idle

Coronado Global Resources is placing its United States operations on ‘idle’ as a result of the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But its Curragh mine in Central Queensland will continue operations to supply metallurgical coal to key customers in India and the Asia Pacific. Curragh also supplies coal under a long-term contract to the government-owned Stanwell power ...

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Mar 28, 2020
TerraCom, Yancoal on the acquisition march

TerraCom, Yancoal on the acquisition march

Blair Athol mine owner TerraCom has completed its offer to acquire Universal Coal for $175 million. TerraCom, already the largest shareholder in Universal, said the acceptances it had received resulted in it reaching more than 90 per cent of the voting rights attached to Universal shares. It will proceed to a mandatory sell-out process and cause Universal to delist from the Australian stoc...

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Mar 25, 2020
‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

A central Queensland local government leader is pushing miners to lock down their FIFO workforce within the shire’s boundaries. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Cr Anne Baker has called on all stakeholders, particularly industry and government, to play their part to secure a localised workforce model. Isaac Mayor Cr Anne Baker Keeping the mining industry going was a national issue said...

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Mar 20, 2020
BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP announced today it would hire 1500 additional people to support its workforce operating across Australia. The jobs would be offered as six-month contracts and cover a range of skills needed by BHP operations in the short term, the company said. The roles will include machinery and production operators, truck and ancillary equipment drivers, excavator operators, diesel mechanics boilerma...

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