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Oct 27, 2020
Growth spurt for Coxons  cooling business

Growth spurt for Coxons cooling business

Cooling solutions supplier Coxons Group is investing more than $1 million to expand its Rockhampton facilities. The upgrades will include a 400sqm washdown and strip bay, with additional engineering and fabrication facilities, while a new sandblast, painting and storage facility is to be constructed on an adjacent block. The company said the Rockhampton expansions were still in the approva...

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Oct 20, 2020
Kirkwood officially named in RIN leadership role

Kirkwood officially named in RIN leadership role

Dean Kirkwood has been appointed general manager for Resource Industry Network and is due to officially start in the role in early November. Mr Kirkwood started with the organisation last year as the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub manager. He took on the acting general manager role after Adrienne Rourke resigned in May after six years as RIN general manager. RIN chair David...

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Oct 15, 2020
Mastermyne posts strong results in challenging times

Mastermyne posts strong results in challenging times

Mackay-based mining contractor Mastermyne has posted a record year for revenue despite the impact of COVID-19 and softer coal prices. Metallurgical coal projects account for about 95 per cent of its order book and additional development units were brought on for contracts at at Aquila and Moranbah North mine. Revenue hit a record $292.7 million – a 23 per cent increase on the previou...

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Oct 13, 2020
Civmec to build new Hay Point shiploader

Civmec to build new Hay Point shiploader

Civmec has announced a major contract win with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance as part of a cluster of projects it has been awarded with a total value of about $175 million. BMA has engaged Civmec to fabricate, modularise and commission a 1800-tonne shiploader for Hay Point terminal. The large material handling equipment will be fabricated at the company’s Henderson manufacturing facility in Wes...

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Sep 25, 2020
Longwall tech innovation from Mackay business

Longwall tech innovation from Mackay business

Mackay-based company Vayeron has launched an innovative industrial IoT sensor product for underground longwall mines. The next generation wireless inclinometer delivers safety and productivity improvements by providing automation control data. Vayeron says its new product represents a low CAPEX alternative to conventional inclinometers that are necessary for capturing guidance and control ...

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Sep 24, 2020
Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Central Queensland drilling contractor Gas Field Services has been named the 2020 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year, for excellence in productivity, safety and innovation. The title was announced at a sold-out, 350-person black-tie gala held last night in Mackay to celebrate the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards. Gas Field Services took out the Safety Initiative Award and were strong co...

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Sep 22, 2020
Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has officially opened the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub. Part of Resource Industry Network, the hub was established last year as a result of funding from the Australian Government’s SME Export Hub Initiative, the Queensland Government, and the Local Buying Foundation. It is tasked with identifying, establishin...

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Sep 15, 2020
BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP has injected more than $33 billion into the Australian economy in the past financial year. The company’s latest economic contribution report showed this included about $11.2 billion in taxes, royalties and other government payments during the year. In Queensland, where BHP operates a raft of Bowen Basin coal mines, the company paid $919 million in taxes and royalties. Nationwi...

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Aug 17, 2020
Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Wilson Mining has released a new polypropylene alternative to steel mesh for roof and wall cladding applications in underground mines. The Mastermyne-owned company describes Stratanet as a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and multi-directional high-strength alternative to steel. A honeycomb design helps to distribute the load of any loose debris, having undergone several iterations to prov...

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