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Nov 10, 2020
All systems go for silo after $3.5m rebuild

All systems go for silo after $3.5m rebuild

Contractor Walz Group has completed work on a $3.5 million coal silo refurbishment project at Queensland Alumina Limited, Gladstone. Almost 160 tonnes of scaffolding was employed during the six-month project to bring one of four QAL coal silos back into commission. “The completion of the Coal Silo 2 project is an important milestone for us,” QAL general manager Pine Pienaar said. ...

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Nov 10, 2020
Isaac announces $1m COVID-19 recovery plan

Isaac announces $1m COVID-19 recovery plan

Isaac Regional Council has approved a million-dollar COVID-19 strategic recovery plan to be implemented over the next two years. Mayor Anne Baker said the plan, unanimously adopted at a recent council meeting, had 50 separate strategies to be applied across the Isaac region. “This longer-term strategic recovery plan complements our shorter-term tactical and strategic COVID response and re...

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Nov 09, 2020
State takes a stake in key CQ coal terminal

State takes a stake in key CQ coal terminal

The Queensland Government is taking a stake of almost 10 per cent in the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal amid plans for a $1.2 billion expansion. A spokesman for Treasurer Cameron Dick said the Queensland Investment Corporation  (QIC) had signed a commitment for a 9.99 per cent stake in the Brookfield-owned facility. That stake is understood to be worth about $150 million. Brookfie...

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Nov 06, 2020
Protester locks on to coal project concrete plant

Protester locks on to coal project concrete plant

Police were called to a Carmichael coal project work site today after a protester locked himself on to a concrete batch plant. Frontline Action on Coal, sharing news of the action on social media, identified the protester as Magnetic Island man Barney Jackson. FLAC shared his comments: “I grew up on Magnetic Island on the Great Barrier Reef and I’ve seen the damage and pressures that ...

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Nov 06, 2020
Mines rescue team tackles highway fire threat

Mines rescue team tackles highway fire threat

The Capcoal Mines Rescue Team helped save the day when a vehicle fire spread to grass along the Middlemount-Tieri Rd yesterday. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokeswoman said the incident happened about 11.45am. It is understood a driver stopped near the Capcoal mine site after noticing a fire in his utility tray and the fire subsequently spread to the grass beside the main road. ...

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Nov 06, 2020
Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

An Australian-first technology designed by Gladstone Ports Corporation to improve ship-loading operations is rolling out at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal. GPC’s operations systems team has been working on the online interactive tool, which displays a real-time view of coal loading onto vessels. The technology will feature in GPC’s Digital Twin Decision Automation system along with 60 other...

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Nov 05, 2020
Adani rebrands after 10 years in Australia

Adani rebrands after 10 years in Australia

‘Stop Adani’ protesters and ‘Start Adani’ supporters will all need a new catchcry after news the Carmichael coal mine developer is rebranding. Adani is launching a new brand for its Australian mining business, Bravus Mining & Resources. It comes as the company marks its 10-year anniversary of operations in Australia and construction of the controversial Carmichae...

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Nov 04, 2020
Olive Downs rundown at November event

Olive Downs rundown at November event

Pembroke Resources’ $1 billion Olive Downs coking coal project will be the focus of the final Bowen Basin Mining Club luncheon for 2020. Pembroke Olive Downs general manager Blair Richardson will be keynote speaker at the November 26 event. The State Government in September announced the granting of the mining leases for the Bowen Basin project – the final approvals needed for ...

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Nov 04, 2020
Coopers adds Queensland steam to its brewing

Coopers adds Queensland steam to its brewing

Sponsored content South Australian brewers Coopers are building a reputation in Queensland as being the good blokes of the beer industry. The generational brewer recently placed orders for two steam boilers with Brisbane-based East Coast Steam. East Coast steam manufactures steam boilers and pressure vessels that are distributed throughout the Asia-Pacific.  Brewers make up ...

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