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Metallurgical coal

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… ...

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Aug 18, 2020
Inquiry delves gap in safety recording systems

Inquiry delves gap in safety recording systems

Anglo American’s Grasstree mine was promoted internally as having achieved zero High Potential Incidents in 2019, when the Department of Natural Resources and Mines documented 55 HPIs, an inquiry has heard. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry has touched more than once on the fact that Anglo uses its own HPI system, in line… ...

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Aug 17, 2020
Anglo boss denies safety trade-off for production

Anglo boss denies safety trade-off for production

Anglo American globally had set targets to double cashflow by 2023, and for its Moranbah North and Grosvenor mines to lift production to a combined total of 24Mtpa, a safety inquiry has heard. Metallurgical coal business chief executive officer Tyler Mitchelson was questioned during Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry hearings today over ‘the Anglo… ...

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Aug 12, 2020
Special project status for Isaac Downs

Special project status for Isaac Downs

Stanmore Coal’s $90 million Isaac Downs mining project near Moranbah has been declared a prescribed project. Regional Development Minister Glenn Butcher said the project would provide ongoing long-term employment for workers at the region’s existing Isaac Plains mining complex as well as new jobs and economic growth. “Pending all necessary approvals and Stanmore Coal’s business pla...

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Aug 11, 2020
Sedgman to carry out Jellinbah plant upgrade

Sedgman to carry out Jellinbah plant upgrade

Sedgman has been awarded a contract to deliver an upgraded coal handling and processing plant for the Jellinbah mine, north of Blackwater in Central Queensland. Sedgman commenced the feasibility study for the plant upgrade in February this year, continuing into front-end engineering design phases and an EPC offer provided to Jellinbah Group in June. The… ...

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Aug 10, 2020
Conveyor contract awarded as Aquila advances

Conveyor contract awarded as Aquila advances

Fenner Dunlop ACE has been contracted to deliver an overland conveyor system for Anglo American’s $415 million-plus Aquila coal project, near Middlemount in the Bowen Basin. The new contract will see Fenner Dunlop ACE undertake the complete design, supply and installation of the ACV002 overland conveyor. Works will include the overland structure, belting, electrics and… ...

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Aug 09, 2020
Glencore rolls out coal mine stoppages to cut volume

Glencore rolls out coal mine stoppages to cut volume

Glencore has announced temporary shutdowns at its Newlands and Collinsville coal operations. Workers will be required to take leave to co-incide with the September school holidays. It is part of a push to reduce Australian coal volumes by about seven million tonnes against a backdrop of poor returns. The company also plans to roll out… ...

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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,… ...

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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… ...

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