Bowen Basin

Aug 07, 2020
Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Queenslanders can count on the resources industry to continue to strictly comply with all government protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The industry was working closely with the State Government and office of the Chief Health Officer (CHO) to prevent the spread of the virus, especially into regional areas, and will do what...

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Aug 06, 2020
Fitzroy Basin scores a ‘B’ for waterway health

Fitzroy Basin scores a ‘B’ for waterway health

The ecological health of the waterways of the Fitzroy Basin has received a ‘B’ on its latest report card. The catchment area is home to scores of coal mines as well as farming interests. According to the annual Fitzroy Partnership for River Health Report Card, the ecological health of the waterways improved in the 2018-19 period compared to the previous year, rising from a high ...

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Aug 06, 2020
Coal giant Peabody details global jobs cull

Coal giant Peabody details global jobs cull

Peabody’s latest quarterly report has outlined cost cutting measures across its Australian and United States operations in the face of reduced coal demand and pricing. Over the past 18 months, Peabody has reduced its workforce by about 24 per cent. This includes 450 jobs shed since April, including contractors, across several mines – taking the total cuts across operations and c...

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Aug 03, 2020
BHP coal mines put new spin on circular economy

BHP coal mines put new spin on circular economy

A new circular economy initiative in the Bowen Basin will see mining truck tyres recycled for the first time in Australia. Up to 30 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the partnership between BHP and Novum Energy. Used earth moving tyres from all seven BMA and BMC coal mines will be supplied to Novum, who will convert them into heavy and light oils, carbon black, syngas and s...

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Jul 31, 2020
Strong mining rates for Stanmore Coal

Strong mining rates for Stanmore Coal

Stanmore Coal has notched up another record, mining 3.02 million tonnes of coal (ROM) at the Isaac Plains complex, Moranbah, in the past financial year. It marked a three per cent increase on the previous year, and included 638 tonnes mined in the June quarter and 813 tonnes in the previous quarter. The company highlighted industry-leading dragline performance and the introduction of a CAT6...

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Jul 30, 2020
Earthmoving owner takes to life in the fast lane

Earthmoving owner takes to life in the fast lane

Having your own excavation business is handy if you’re a buggy enthusiast keen to build an off-road racing circuit. Newman Trucking and Excavations owner Ray Newman has achieved just that at Moranbah, with his circuit playing host to its first Queensland Off Road Racing Championship round this month. He built it with his own equipment and assistance from AE Group Civil & Mining C...

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Jul 30, 2020
Carborough Downs coal fall investigation continues

Carborough Downs coal fall investigation continues

Mining activities in development areas at Carborough Downs remain suspended as investigations continue into an incident that left two workers injured on Monday night. Paramedics transported a man in his 20s and another in his 30s to Moranbah hospital, but both were discharged by the next day. Mine owner Fitzroy Resources said they were struck by coal that became detached from a rib in ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

The new $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence has officially opened its doors to students and industry.State Development Minister Kate Jones said the one-of-a-kind facility in Queensland featured an Underground Simulator Mining Facility, control room, workshop, laboratory, and classrooms.“This is about creating jobs and ensuring locals have the training they need to fill them,” Ms ...

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Jul 21, 2020
Strong performance at BHP’s Qld coal sites

Strong performance at BHP’s Qld coal sites

BHP has achieved record production at its Caval Ridge and Poitrel coal mines in the Bowen Basin in the last financial year. Metallurgical coal production was down three per cent to 41 million tonnes across its Queensland operations, based on BHP’s stake in the mines. The total output for the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance and BHP Mitsui Coal operations in Queensland last year was about 73 mi...

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