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Jun 03, 2020
Aurizon earnings expected to escape COVID-19 bite

Aurizon earnings expected to escape COVID-19 bite

Rail freight operator Aurizon has refinanced $1.3 billion in debt, adding an extra $420 million to its previous level, while reiterating its expected earnings for this financial year. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said operations across Aurizon’s s coal, bulk and network businesses had continued with minimal disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As ...

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Jun 03, 2020
QRC welcomes certainty on coal export infrastructure

QRC welcomes certainty on coal export infrastructure

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a State decision providing regulatory certainty for rail and port infrastructure critical to the coal industry. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Treasurer Cameron Dick had declared the Central Queensland Coal Network (CQCN) and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) as regulated monopolies until 2040 and 2030 respectively. “The decision m...

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May 22, 2020
Hundreds of jobs in Hay Point overhauls

Hundreds of jobs in Hay Point overhauls

BMA’s Hay Point Coal Terminal is rolling out a multimillion-dollar  raft of major upgrade projects and maintenance programs from mid-year. The work is good news for local industry, with Hay Point general manager Melissa Johnson stressing a preference for local content wherever possible. About 600 jobs will be supported across the three projects, which BMA views as enabling work in the lead-...

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May 07, 2020
Gladstone coal terminal hits the Big Four-O

Gladstone coal terminal hits the Big Four-O

Gladstone’s RG Tanna Coal Terminal is celebrating a major milestone this week, with the facility marking 40 years of operations. Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen and BHP chairman Sir James McNeill officially opened the Gladstone Ports Corporation facility on May 7, 1980. What was then known as the Clinton Coal Facility had already seen its first shipment leave the wharf, just over two week...

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May 04, 2020
Long wide load – coal country style

Long wide load – coal country style

This mighty load hit the road early on Saturday in Mackay. The shiploader boom cost $2.2 million to fabricate and will be installed at the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance Hay Point Coal Terminal. It weighs 73 tonnes, is 49.2m long, 7.35m wide and 5.3m high. Fabricated at Melco’s workshop in Mackay, the Shiploader 1 boom was transported by road under police escort to a leased laydown ar...

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Apr 14, 2020
Bumper 12 months for Abbot Point coal exports

Bumper 12 months for Abbot Point coal exports

Adani’s Abbot Point Operations near Bowen has set a new record for coal shipped through Australia’s most northerly coal port in a 12 month period. Adani Infrastructure chief executive officer Trista Brohier said a total of 32,036,065 tonnes of coal from Queensland mines passed through the Port of Abbot Point in the 12 months to the end of March – breaking the previous record by 3.2 milli...

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Apr 02, 2020
New executive at the helm at Abbot Point

New executive at the helm at Abbot Point

A new general manager is taking the helm at Adani’s Abbot Point operations near Bowen. Allan Brown (pictured below) has been appointed general manager – port operations from April 14. Chief executive officer Adani Infrastructure Trista Brohier said Mr Brown joined the business with a wealth of experience in senior leadership roles from Gladstone Ports Corporation and most recently New...

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Mar 26, 2020
McConnell Dowell onboard for Hay Point overhaul

McConnell Dowell onboard for Hay Point overhaul

McConnell Dowell has secured an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract with BMA for a major infrastructure project at Hay Point Coal Terminal, near Mackay. The project scope encompasses complete replacement of one of the three berths and shiploaders at the coal terminal. The Berth 2 wharf and shiploader being replaced had reached end of life, the contractor said. While replacing bot...

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Mar 16, 2020
Old-timer on show as port development pushes ahead

Old-timer on show as port development pushes ahead

A D6 dozer, dating back to 1947, has found new digs at the East Shore 1B precinct at Port of Gladstone in a nod to the site’s industrial history. The dozer will be on permanent display at the precinct and has been refurbished to replicate the bulldozers that were used at the Auckland Point Coal Terminal during the 1950s. Gladstone Ports Corporation acting chief executive officer Craig Walk...

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