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Jun 28, 2021
Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

A Queensland business designing machines to help mitigate the impacts of tailings is increasing its export profile. Lytton-based Phibion will be shipping a multi-million dollar MudMaster® to Chile this week – its first to the South American nation. The innovation has been hailed by Minister for Resources Scott Stewart who said it is just what… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland memb...

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Jun 25, 2021
Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

BMD Constructions chief executive officer Scott Power has told an inquiry how the stance of insurers is threatening key infrastructure projects and Australia’s choice in what developments should go ahead. BMD came up against a brick wall during its annual insurance renewal process last year when it came to gaining cover for its work on… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… This content is...

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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

Cairns Hospital expansion fast tracked

The $26.4 million Cairns Hospital emergency department expansion will be fast tracked, with construction works now set to commence as early as September. The accelerated works schedule would deliver an expanded ED six months earlier than originally planned, said Health Minister Yvette D’Ath. “We’re fast tracking our expansion of the Cairns Hospital ED to tackle… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Jun 10, 2021
Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

The Capricorn Copper workforce in North-West Queensland can expect increased professional opportunities and stepped up production as the mine enters a new chapter under 29Metals, according to the company head. Chief executive officer and managing director Peter Albert was commenting after the company lodged its prospectus this week for a $527.8 million IPO, with plans to list… Thi...

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Jun 04, 2021
Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Comments open on Bruce Highway priorities and National Construction Code, local government project news, and more in this week’s round-up. BMD close to wrapping up Carmichael rail works BMD’s civil works component of the Carmichael Rail Network project in Central Queensland is set to be complete in around three months. BMD said this week that… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jun 02, 2021
Thiess backs driverless dozer tech at Lake Vermont

Thiess backs driverless dozer tech at Lake Vermont

Thiess has expanded its Cat MineStar Command for Dozing program at Lake Vermont, running a six-strong fleet of driverless Caterpillar D11 dozers at the Dysart district coal mine. It is the largest deployment of Semi-autonomous Tractor System (SATS) technology worldwide, and has delivered significant productivity improvements, the company says. The SATS system enables one operator… This cont...

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May 29, 2021
Kobelco launches XD Series heavy hitter

Kobelco launches XD Series heavy hitter

Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia (KCMA) has released the first in a line of extra heavy-duty excavators in its XD Series, the SK500XDLC-10. Kobelco describes the SK500XD as being built for extreme durability and engineered to operate in the harshest conditions around the world – making it ideally suited for a variety of applications in Australia, such… This content is for...

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