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Metallurgical coal

Aug 25, 2021
BHP shows laser-sharp innovation focus

BHP shows laser-sharp innovation focus

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance is trialling a fibre laser cleaner to replace high-pressure blasting in maintenance work at the Hay Point coal terminal near Mackay. The new approach came through its BHP’s Supplier Innovation Program, with technology from Perth-based joint venture Laser Technologies. Hay Point maintenance manager Bevan Gostelow said the Laser Technologies laser cleaner had the… This...

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Aug 24, 2021
New hatch seal guidelines sparked by coal mine death

New hatch seal guidelines sparked by coal mine death

New statewide guidelines have been issued on hatch seals in underground coal mines after coronial recommendations over the death of electrician Paul McGuire at a Bowen Basin mine. Mr McGuire died in May 2014 when he attempted to enter a sealed goaf area while calibrating gas sensors at Anglo American’s Grasstree mine.  The inquest heard… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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Aug 20, 2021
Vitrinite on home straight at Vulcan

Vitrinite on home straight at Vulcan

Vitrinite has started bulk sample mining at its Vulcan coal complex as it awaits the granting of its mining lease, expected to come within weeks. The Vulcan hard coking coal project lies between Moranbah and Dysart in the Bowen Basin. Vitrinite has contracted Turners Engineering to conduct mining operations at Vulcan and Kalari for truck… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Aug 19, 2021
Union members vote down BMA enterprise agreement offer

Union members vote down BMA enterprise agreement offer

Union-related mineworkers have rejected the latest proposed enterprise agreement with BMA. BMA, a joint venture between BHP and Mitsubishi Development, operates seven Bowen Basin mines including Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Daunia, Peak Downs, Saraji, Blackwater and Caval Ridge. The agreement proposal attracted a resounding 96 percent ‘no-vote’ this week from 1494 EA employees, the majority o...

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Aug 19, 2021
Kestrel Coal builds a workforce for the future with eight new deputies

Kestrel Coal builds a workforce for the future with eight new deputies

An investment by Kestrel Coal Resources in its human capital has paid off. The Bowen Basin mine now has and an additional eight, fully-qualified mine deputies in its ranks. Kestrel Coal Resources Chief Executive Officer, Shane Hansen, said the successful Deputies highlight the team’s combined capability, and demonstrates Kestrel’s commitment to advancing the industry skills… This content is...

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Aug 04, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal adds Burton mine to its trove

Bowen Coking Coal adds Burton mine to its trove

Bowen Coking Coal is acquiring the Burton mine and New Lenton coal project in a deal to set it on the way to becoming a multi-mine coking coal producer. The company has signed a binding term sheet with New Hope Corporation to gain a 90 per cent stake in asset owner the Lenton joint venture… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rock...

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Aug 04, 2021
Step forward for $1b Winchester South mine

Step forward for $1b Winchester South mine

Whitehaven Coal’s $1 billion Winchester South coal mine is a step closer, with the release of a draft environmental impact statement. The metallurgical coal project, 30km south-east of Moranbah, is expected to create 500 construction jobs and 500 operational jobs once approved. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the mine would generate more than $500 million… This content is for iQ...

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Aug 03, 2021
Coal sector’s master of opportunity

Coal sector’s master of opportunity

Contractor Mastermyne expects the restarted Cook Colliery near Blackwater to support a workforce of 180, with the bulk of the underground jobs up for grabs towards the end of the year. Recruitment is also ramping up for Sojitz Blue’s Crinum underground operation, including a program to provide opportunities for ‘clean skins’. And another major opportunity… This content is ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Coal a low point amid bumper results for Anglo

Coal a low point amid bumper results for Anglo

Mining giant Anglo American has reported record half year financial performance, generating underlying EBITDA of almost $16.5 billion ($US12.1 billion). At the same time it announced plans to return an additional $2.7 billion ($US2 billion) to its shareholders through a share buyback program and a special dividend. But while the global miner saw commodities including… This content is for iQ...

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