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Mar 26, 2021
Isaac students in future skills pilot program

Isaac students in future skills pilot program

In a Queensland first, students from the Isaac region are being offered specialised training in new, digital, and autonomous technologies through the Resource Centre of Excellence in Mackay. The training is part of a pilot program designed by the Queensland Future Skills Partnership to prepare people for the emerging skills demands and employment opportunities of… ...

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Feb 22, 2021
Training opportunities with  BMA

Training opportunities with BMA

BMA is recruiting for 67 trainees in its Bowen Basin operations as it welcomes 60 new apprentices to the fold. “We take great pride in training members of our community to become part of our team,” BMA asset president James Palmer said. “During a challenging time for our industry, we’re creating more than 120 jobs that provide a… ...

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Oct 14, 2020
Thiess secures $110m Caval Ridge contract extension

Thiess secures $110m Caval Ridge contract extension

Thiess has won a $110 million contract extension to provide mining services at BMA’s Caval Ridge mine in the Bowen Basin.The 12-month extension will see Thiess continue to operate and maintain three 600-tonne excavator fleets to move additional overburden for the Caval Ridge Mine operation. “We’re proud to continue our work at Caval Ridge where… ...

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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… ...

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Oct 13, 2020
Evolution boss quizzed over QRC election campaign row

Evolution boss quizzed over QRC election campaign row

Australia’s third biggest gold miner has pledged to maintain its membership of the Queensland Resources Council amid fallout from the group’s anti-green election campaign. The Vote Greens Last advertising campaign saw BHP and Origin Energy suspend their QRC memberships in protest. However, Evolution Mining executive chairman Jake Klein refused to be drawn on his opinion… ...

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Oct 09, 2020
Jasper truck’s unusual hue a touchstone for inclusion

Jasper truck’s unusual hue a touchstone for inclusion

A new Komatsu 930E-5 haul truck at BMA’s Goonyella Riverside Mine stands out from the rest – with its tray painted turquoise in celebration of BHP’s LGBT+ ally community, Jasper. The group’s name was inspired by the gemstone jasper – an opaque and fine-grained variety of quartz known for its unique multi-coloured patterns – reflecting… ...

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Sep 18, 2020
General Manager appointed to Resources Centre of Excellence

General Manager appointed to Resources Centre of Excellence

The Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) has announced Mackay business leader Steven Boxall as General Manager.  Mr Boxall will return to Mackay to start the new position in early October after a successful period as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barcaldine Regional Council.  RCOE is a skills and innovation incubator tasked with sustaining the… ...

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Sep 02, 2020
Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

BHP has signed a deal that will see it meet half of the electricity needs across its Queensland coal mines from low-emissions sources, including solar and wind. The company says the renewable power purchasing agreement will help it halve emissions from electricity use in its Queensland operations by 2025, based on FY2020 levels. The agreement,… ...

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Aug 03, 2020
BHP coal mines put new spin on circular economy

BHP coal mines put new spin on circular economy

A new circular economy initiative in the Bowen Basin will see mining truck tyres recycled for the first time in Australia. Up to 30 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the partnership between BHP and Novum Energy. Used earth moving tyres from all seven BMA and BMC coal mines will… ...

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