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Metallurgical coal

Feb 22, 2021
Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

The withdrawal of workers from Moranbah North is the latest in a series of events that has left Queensland underground coal miners rattled, a key union says. Operations have been suspended at Moranbah North after mine management identified carbon monoxide and ethylene gas levels in the gas monitoring system, pointing to indicated a potential spontaneous heating in the longwall panel. CFMEU...

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Feb 22, 2021
Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Experts are continuing assessments to pinpoint the cause of an event which prompted Anglo American to evacuate workers from its Moranbah North underground coal mine at the weekend. The company said elevated levels of some gases in the goaf had triggered the withdrawal of workers from the longwall operation as a safety precaution. “At the time of the incident, we had been mining throug...

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Feb 04, 2021
Vitrinite poised to bring Vulcan coal mine online

Vitrinite poised to bring Vulcan coal mine online

Queensland-based Vitrinite aims to start mining by mid-year at a new open-cut coal operation set to create about 150 permanent jobs. The company already has a workforce on the ground at the Vulcan site to complete pre-mining civil works as well as building its office, workshop and mine infrastructure. Vitrinite director Nicholas Williams said the work being undertaken now would pave the way...

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Jan 30, 2021
Full steam ahead for Stanmore Coal

Full steam ahead for Stanmore Coal

Stanmore Coal says its new Isaac Downs open-cut mine remains on track for development in the second half of this year, as it moves through the approvals process. The $85 million Isaac Downs mining project near Moranbah is expected to create 250 jobs in construction.The operation would also provide ongoing long-term employment for workers at the company’s existing Isaac Plains mining compl...

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Dec 09, 2020
Macmahon seals deal on $250m Foxleigh contract

Macmahon seals deal on $250m Foxleigh contract

Macmahon Holdings says it has been formally awarded a $250 million contract for work at the Foxleigh coal mine near Middlemount in Central Queensland. It comes after the mining services firm was named as preferred contractor in October. The agreement will see Macmahon provide equipment hire and maintenance services at the Foxleigh mine over a five-year term from March 1 next year. “The f...

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Oct 21, 2020
Macmahon wins $250m in work at Foxleigh

Macmahon wins $250m in work at Foxleigh

Macmahon Holdings has been selected as the preferred tenderer to provide equipment hire and maintenance services at the Foxleigh mine near Middlemount from March next year. Macmahon expects the work to generate about $250 million in revenue. The proposed scope of work involves the hire and maintenance of 21 largecapacity dump trucks and other ancillary equipment over a five-year term, toget...

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Oct 20, 2020
BHP records lift in  metallurgical coal production

BHP records lift in metallurgical coal production

BHP has reported a four per cent increase in metallurgical coal production in the past quarter, with Blackwater back at full capacity towards the end of that period. The company said guidance for the 2021 financial year remained unchanged at between 40 and 44 Mt in relation to its stake in the metallurgical coal mines (71- 77 Mt on a 100 per cent basis). However it said it was monitoring fo...

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Oct 19, 2020
Eagle Downs decision due by end of 2020

Eagle Downs decision due by end of 2020

Central Queensland should know the future of the Eagle Downs metallurgical coal project near Moranbah within three months. In its quarterly report today South32 said it remained on-track to consider a final investment decision with its joint venture partner by the end of this calendar year. Eagle Downs is a large metallurgical coal development project located about 25km south-east of  ...

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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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