Bowen Basin

Oct 17, 2020
CQ coal terminal expected to be sold off

CQ coal terminal expected to be sold off

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) for its $1.4 billion Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, Reuters reports. Brookfield had put its plans for a sale or listing on hold in March amid coronavirus travel restrictions, but talks resumed with investors in July, sources said. The Reuters report indicated that DBCT would meet with Australian and ...

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Oct 15, 2020
Mastermyne posts strong results in challenging times

Mastermyne posts strong results in challenging times

Mackay-based mining contractor Mastermyne has posted a record year for revenue despite the impact of COVID-19 and softer coal prices. Metallurgical coal projects account for about 95 per cent of its order book and additional development units were brought on for contracts at at Aquila and Moranbah North mine. Revenue hit a record $292.7 million – a 23 per cent increase on the previou...

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Oct 14, 2020
Axe falls on 100 jobs at troubled coal mine

Axe falls on 100 jobs at troubled coal mine

Anglo American will cut about 100 jobs at the Grosvenor mine, five months after an explosion that injured five men and brought longwall operations to a halt. Expressions of interest for voluntary redundancies have been open at the site for the last few weeks. CFMEU Mining and Energy district president Stephen Smyth has used the job cuts to again blast the practice of casualisation and outso...

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Oct 14, 2020
Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Rail freight operator Aurizon will look into low-carbon options to drive its trains, including battery and hydrogen power. The company has announced a $50 million Future Fleet Fund as part of a climate strategy released today. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said more than 90 per cent of the company’s emissions were associated with the consumption of energ...

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Oct 14, 2020
Thiess secures $110m Caval Ridge contract extension

Thiess secures $110m Caval Ridge contract extension

Thiess has won a $110 million contract extension to provide mining services at BMA’s Caval Ridge mine in the Bowen Basin.The 12-month extension will see Thiess continue to operate and maintain three 600-tonne excavator fleets to move additional overburden for the Caval Ridge Mine operation. “We’re proud to continue our work at Caval Ridge where we have a proven track record of delive...

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Oct 13, 2020
Civmec to build new Hay Point shiploader

Civmec to build new Hay Point shiploader

Civmec has announced a major contract win with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance as part of a cluster of projects it has been awarded with a total value of about $175 million. BMA has engaged Civmec to fabricate, modularise and commission a 1800-tonne shiploader for Hay Point terminal. The large material handling equipment will be fabricated at the company’s Henderson manufacturing facility in Wes...

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Oct 09, 2020
Jasper truck’s unusual hue a touchstone for inclusion

Jasper truck’s unusual hue a touchstone for inclusion

A new Komatsu 930E-5 haul truck at BMA’s Goonyella Riverside Mine stands out from the rest – with its tray painted turquoise in celebration of BHP’s LGBT+ ally community, Jasper. The group’s name was inspired by the gemstone jasper – an opaque and fine-grained variety of quartz known for its unique multi-coloured patterns – reflecting the rich diversity of the LGBT+ communi...

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Oct 08, 2020
Activists target Adani work site in water protest

Activists target Adani work site in water protest

Police were called to a construction site on Adani’s Carmichael coal project rail corridor this morning, where a group of activists was staging a protest – with one chained to a cattle grid. Frontline Action on Coal said the action came as Adani faced court proceedings over its scheme to pump water from the Suttor River. An Adani Australia spokeswoman confirmed around midday that p...

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Oct 08, 2020
Bullish coal junior favours fast lane to production

Bullish coal junior favours fast lane to production

Bowen Coking Coal is bullish on the future of metallurgical coal as it drives two key Queensland projects towards ‘shovel-ready’ status as quickly as possible. The company made major announcements last week on advances at the Broadmeadow East and Isaac River coking coal projects in the Moranbah region. Both would be open-pit operations using contract mining and each could generate aroun...

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