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Metallurgical coal

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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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Oct 01, 2020
Isaac River milestone on road to production

Isaac River milestone on road to production

Bowen Coking Coal has lodged its Environmental Authority application for the Isaac River project, located beside BMA’s Daunia mine in the Bowen Basin. The company said the move was a significant milestone in the critical path to converting the project into a producing asset, following on from the mining lease applications lodged earlier this year…. ...

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Oct 01, 2020
Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

BHP will create 2500 new apprenticeship and traineeship positions within five years through its BHP FutureFit Academy hubs at Mackay and Perth. That will mean about 1250 positions at Mackay, including the 225 people already enrolled, in addition to a separate skills development investment focused on regional areas throughout Australia. The commitment today from BHP… ...

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Sep 30, 2020
Bowen Coking Coal takes control of Broadmeadow East

Bowen Coking Coal takes control of Broadmeadow East

Bowen Coking Coal has completed acquisition of the Broadmeadow East coking coal project near Moranbah, paving the way for development of its first mine. The company said today it had mine planning and environmental approval processes underway to fast-track the start-up of operations. “We are genuinely excited about having completed the Broadmeadow East acquisition well… ...

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Sep 30, 2020
Class action lawsuit over North Goonyella fire

Class action lawsuit over North Goonyella fire

A class action lawsuit has been launched against Peabody Energy and two executives over the North Goonyella coal mine fire in Central Queensland. Law firm Labaton Sucharow has filed the action on behalf of Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System, arguing stockholders had been adversely impacted by the company’s actions from April 3, 2017 to… ...

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Sep 29, 2020
Red-letter day for Pembroke Resources

Red-letter day for Pembroke Resources

Olive Downs has already assembled the key elements required to commence construction following the grant of the Bowen Basin project’s mining leases, Pembroke Resources says. This includes securing access to power, water, rail and port, even as finance and offtake partners are finalised.  The mining leases granted today represented the final major approval hurdle to… ...

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Sep 29, 2020
Council hails ‘vote of confidence’ in local mining

Council hails ‘vote of confidence’ in local mining

Isaac Regional Council has welcomed the approval of the $1 billion Olive Downs project as a vote of confidence in the future of Queensland coal mining. “There is a lot of discussion about the future of coal – and of course demand and prices will always fluctuate – but investments like this show it has… ...

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