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Jul 19, 2021
Altrad to acquire Valmec services group

Altrad to acquire Valmec services group

Industrial maintenance services firm Altrad Australia intends to acquire Valmec in a $52 million deal. Valmec is an Australian contractor providing design, construction, operations and maintenance services to the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. The companies announced today that they had entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed, with Valmec Shareholders will receive A$0.413 per shar...

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Jul 16, 2021
Key infrastructure players call for reform

Key infrastructure players call for reform

Key industry groups involved in delivering the majority of the Australian Government’s record $110 billion investment in infrastructure projects are calling for urgent reforms to the sector. In a joint letter to the parliamentary inquiry examining procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure, the peak bodies urge the Federal Government to lead reform of how major projects…...

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Jul 15, 2021
Cat M320 promises increased swing torque

Cat M320 promises increased swing torque

The new Cat M320 wheeled excavator promises up to 9 per cent more swing torque than the Cat M320F to get work done faster. Its longer wheelbase increases operating stability and improves machine ride when roading to the next jobsite at speeds reaching 35 km/h, the manufacturer says. Improvements to the hydraulic system increase machine efficiency… ...

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Jul 14, 2021
Austin Engineering announces new CEO

Austin Engineering announces new CEO

Austin Engineering has announced a new chief executive officer. David Singleton also takes over the managing director role, effective July 14, 2021.  Austin designs and manufactures customised dump truck bodies, buckets, water tanks, tyre handlers and other ancillary products utilised in the mining industry. The company has operations in Australia, Asia and north...

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Jul 08, 2021
Record exports of LNG leave Gladstone in 2020-21

Record exports of LNG leave Gladstone in 2020-21

An annual record of LNG has been shipped out from Gladstone in the past financial year. More than 23 million tonnes left Gladstone over the 2020/21period, a 3.72 per cent increase from the year prior Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick. “Queensland’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan has created confidence in our state,” Mr Dick… ...

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Jul 02, 2021
Sandvik introduces a 16-litre Stage V engine for underground truck

Sandvik introduces a 16-litre Stage V engine for underground truck

Sandvik has released a new engine option for its largest truck, Toro™ TH663i, for underground operations. This 16-litre Stage V engine from Volvo Penta deliveris 585 kW output.  The Toro™ TH663i truck’s Stage V engine is designed to meet the requirements for non-road engines in the power range over 560 kW.  In this power range,… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

More than 500 new mining jobs are closer to fruition following the announcement of a loan to Olive Downs owners Pembroke. Olive Downs is a metallurgical coal lease located 40 kms southeast of Moranbah. The Federal Government has approved a loan of $175 million to support the mine’s first stage of development which includes rail, and… ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Rockhampton’s last timber bridge gets a concrete upgrade

Rockhampton’s last timber bridge gets a concrete upgrade

It’s the end of an era with the last timber road bridge in the Rockhampton region upgraded to a concrete structure, thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. It was great to see such an achievement as a result of Round 4 funding from the program said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister… ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Isaac Regional Council has adopted a multi-million-dollar road infrastructure budget to improve the region’s local network and support jobs. A total of $15.7M roads investment will be delivered as part of Council’s 2021-22 Budget. The 13 major projects will stimulate the local economy and deliver better roads for Isaac region’s ratepayers, said Mayor Anne Baker…. ...

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