Bowen Basin

Sep 02, 2020
Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

BHP has signed a deal that will see it meet half of the electricity needs across its Queensland coal mines from low-emissions sources, including solar and wind. The company says the renewable power purchasing agreement will help it halve emissions from electricity use in its Queensland operations by 2025, based on FY2020 levels. The agreement, with state-owned clean energy generator and re...

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Sep 01, 2020
New safety measures to fight lung dust disease

New safety measures to fight lung dust disease

New standards apply from this week to reduce coal and silica dust exposure for workers in Queensland’s quarries and mines. The allowable limit for respirable coal dust is cut to 1.5 milligrams per cubic metre from 2.5 and from 1 to 0.05 milligrams per cubic metre for silica dust. The measure follows a nationwide review by Safework Australia and aims to protect workers from t...

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Aug 28, 2020
Positive coal quality findings for Hillalong North

Positive coal quality findings for Hillalong North

New washability and coal quality results from the Hillalong North project confirm potential for high quality coking coal at excellent yields, Bowen Coking Coal says. The company said today that early assessment had also confirmed the potential to produce various coking coal products, offering significant flexibility whilst maximising profitability. “The washability tests have indicated th...

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Aug 25, 2020
TerraCom builds fleet to back owner-operator move

TerraCom builds fleet to back owner-operator move

TerraCom has invested $3.2 million in mobile plant and equipment to allow its transition to owner-operator at the Blair Athol mine in Central Queensland. The extra fleet, already in operation at the mine, includes excavators, trucks, dozers and other equipment. Combined with Blair Athol’s dragline and CHPP, TerraCom says it now has the necessary plant and equipment to achieve a two mi...

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Aug 24, 2020
Stanmore builds on Isaac Downs coal resource

Stanmore builds on Isaac Downs coal resource

Stanmore Coal has increased the mineral resource estimate for its Isaac Downs project to 36 million tonnes as a result of exploration work over the past 18 months. The announcement comes after the $90 million mining project near Moranbah was declared a prescribed project earlier this month, with construction tipped to begin in early 2021. Stanmore said work undertaken for its bankable feas...

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Aug 20, 2020
Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

A world-first tablet for underground mining, economic rehabilitation at Century mine and a very slick looking underground grader are among the top-notch projects short-listed in a key resource industry awards event. This year’s finalists have been revealed for the Queensland Mining Awards, with winners to be revealed in five weeks’ time at the gala awards dinner in Mackay. Bowen Bas...

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Aug 20, 2020
Report shows healthy project pipeline for Mackay region

Report shows healthy project pipeline for Mackay region

Nearly $40 billion worth of projects have been listed on the newly released Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) Regional Projects Development Register. The updated register lists 489 projects and highlights the project pipeline in the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region. Mackay has $1 billion in infrastructure projects planned and $2.7 billion in construction projects; Isaac has more than $15 bill...

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Aug 18, 2020
New rail company recruiting for Bowen haulage business

New rail company recruiting for Bowen haulage business

A new rail business is launching in Bowen with a focus on providing haulage services to the Abbot Point export terminal. Bowen Rail Company head of project delivery David Wassell said the company had purchased its own state-of-the-art locomotives and rollingstock. The first four locomotives are due to arrive in 2021. “We are an innovative new business and we plan to use leading technology...

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Aug 18, 2020
BHP to offload BMC Queensland coal assets

BHP to offload BMC Queensland coal assets

BHP has flagged plans to offload the Bowen Basin metallurgical coal mines it owns in joint venture with Japan’s Mitsui and Co. In its annual results presentation today the company said it would pursue options to divest its interests in BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) as well as thermal coal businesses New South Wales Energy Coal and the Cerrejón mine in Colombia. BHP holds an 80 per cent stak...

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