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Dec 18, 2020
Martinus muscles up to deliver CQ rail network

Martinus muscles up to deliver CQ rail network

Forty new Martinus-branded ballast wagons recently arrived at Port of Mackay, on their way to help deliver one of Australia’s largest track projects – the Carmichael Rail Network. Bravus Mining and Resources this week announced that contractors had started laying track for the 200km railway line needed to connect its Carmichael coal mine in Central Queensland to port. Australia...

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Dec 17, 2020
Charges laid over Carborough Downs death

Charges laid over Carborough Downs death

Charges have been laid against Carborough Downs Coal Management and two individuals in relation to the death of Brad Duxbury in November 2019. The Ipswich man (pictured below) died after a coal fall at the longwall face of the Fitzroy Australia Resources-owned Carborough Downs coal mine, about 20km east of Moranbah. The investigating agency, Resources Safety and Health Queensland, referred...

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Dec 17, 2020
Report shows 6240 Qld resource jobs in the pipeline

Report shows 6240 Qld resource jobs in the pipeline

Queensland will require 6240 new resources and energy employees in the next six years, driven by 20 major projects, a new report shows. Resources and Energy Workforce Forecast (2021-2026) details the operational labour demand required for new mining and oil and gas projects scheduled for completion between 2021 and 2026. Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA said the forecasting report...

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Dec 16, 2020
Boost for Winchester South coal figures

Boost for Winchester South coal figures

Whitehaven Coal has upgraded the resource for its Winchester South metallurgical coal project to more than one billion tonnes, with the planned mine now expected to have a throughput of up to 15Mtpa over more than 20 years. The project, about 30km south-west of Moranbah, is expected to cost $980 million to bring online. The company this month submitted the draft Environmental Impact Statem...

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Dec 15, 2020
Track taking shape at Carmichael coal project

Track taking shape at Carmichael coal project

Bravus Mining and Resources has shown off progress at the Carmichael coal project, where contractors this week started laying track for a 200km railway line. Between 900m and 1.2km of track is being laid daily at each end of the railway simultaneously, the Adani-owned business says. Bravus chief executive officer David Boshoff said the materials for the track – including the girders, ...

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Dec 14, 2020
New owners in groundwork at Broadmeadow East

New owners in groundwork at Broadmeadow East

Bowen Coking Coal has mobilised a drilling team to conduct a coal quality and groundwater monitoring campaign at its Broadmeadow East project, near Moranbah. The company completed acquisition of the coking coal project from Peabody Energy in September for $1 million cash plus royalties of up to $1.5 million.  It has flagged plans to start mining by the end of 2021, creating up to 200 ongoi...

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Dec 12, 2020
Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Work is underway on a $5 million study to investigate the best options for connecting gas reserves in the Bowen Basin to domestic customers and the export market. If the proposal stacks up, Resources Minister Scott Stewart said there would be potentially 1000 construction jobs available and countless opportunities in gas production and other industries which relied on affordable sources of gas...

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Dec 11, 2020
Sumitomo backs next phase of Hillalong exploration

Sumitomo backs next phase of Hillalong exploration

Sumitomo is taking its backing for the Hillalong coal project in the Bowen Basin to the next level, confirming it will proceed with Phase 2 of a joint venture agreement. This follows a successful Phase 1 exploration program which resulted in a maiden JORC Resource of 43 million tonnes and confirmation that the Bowen Coking Coal project is able to produce a low-ash, high-quality coking coal. ...

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Dec 10, 2020
Coalfields airport update reaches for the sky

Coalfields airport update reaches for the sky

The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance-operated airport at Moranbah has been renamed Moranbah ‘Bunhdhara’ Airport in recognition of the area’s Traditional Owners. A new diversity walkway and ‘Wadda Mooli’ signage, which means ‘welcome’ and ‘goodbye’ in Barada Barna language, have been added to the Bowen Basin site. A number of Indigenous heritage artefacts gathered from B...

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