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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… ...

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Apr 12, 2021
China Huaneng backs Qld carbon capture project

China Huaneng backs Qld carbon capture project

China Huaneng Group Clean Energy Research Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Glencore to work together on carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology, starting with a project at the Millmerran power station. Signing the MOU, both companies committed to supporting the deployment of low emissions technologies like CCUS to reduce greenhouse emissions… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Arrest and fines as Carmichael coal protests roll on

Arrest and fines as Carmichael coal protests roll on

Police have arrested a Cairns woman and fined two other people as activists hit the Carmichael development for the second time in three days. Bravus Mining and Resources (formerly known as Adani Mining) said works had continued unaffected on the Carmichael mine and rail project despite a group of about 15 anti-coal protesters trying to… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine is preparing for the Western Australian government’s hair trigger COVID protocols by organising a foolproof conference next month. The not-for-profit mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry organisation, is hosting its Austmine21 conference and exhibition in Perth from May 25-27. Be there or not, everyone can participate. Austmine chief executive officer Chris...

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Apr 06, 2021
CoalLog standard updated

CoalLog standard updated

A new CoalLog standard for exploration has been presented to coal industry professionals. The Australian Institute of Geoscientists is reporting that CoalLog has been developed with financial assistance from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) by a number of committees with representatives from most major mining, consulting and software companies in the Australian coal… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Mar 30, 2021
AGL business split to silo gas and coal-fired plants

AGL business split to silo gas and coal-fired plants

Major energy company AGL has revealed plans to spin its gas and coal-fired power plants into a separate business called PrimeCo under a ‘structural separation’. And it is beginning sale processes for assets described as ‘less critical to our future direction’, including the Newcastle Gas Storage Facility and Queensland’s Silver Springs gas project. Filling about…...

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Mar 24, 2021
Anti-coal activists lock on at Carmichael work site

Anti-coal activists lock on at Carmichael work site

Police were called to the Carmichael coal construction site this morning, where three people are reported to have locked on to equipment in a protest that Frontline Action on Coal said was intended to halt progress on the project’s rail line development. The activist group said the three women had come from the New South… ...

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Mar 22, 2021
Martinus beefs up Carmichael rail project fleet

Martinus beefs up Carmichael rail project fleet

An array of specialised track equipment has arrived at the Carmichael coal project site, where Martinus is building the miner’s rail network. The fleet includes two completely rebuilt locomotives, DC 4571 and DC 4444, which arrived last week to build the track. Two continuous track lifters, one track-laying machine, flash butt welding units, a high-production… ...

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