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Aug 07, 2020
Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Queenslanders can count on the resources industry to continue to strictly comply with all government protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The industry was working closely with the State Government and office of the Chief Health Officer (CHO) to prevent the spread of the virus, especially into regional areas, and will do what...

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Jul 16, 2020
Adani breaks ground for Carmichael box-cut

Adani breaks ground for Carmichael box-cut

Adani Mining has kicked off work on the box-cut for its Carmichael coal mine, in what new chief executive officer David Boshoff hailed as a significant milestone in the construction schedule. “We are on track to export first coal in 2021,” Mr Boshoff said. “It’s great to see our big new gear, the Liebherr R 996B excavator and CAT 796 dump trucks, hard at work. “In time they will reach th...

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Jul 07, 2020
G&S snags major Adani works contract

G&S snags major Adani works contract

Mackay-based G&S Engineering will build the coal handling plant for Adani’s Carmichael coal project in a contract expected to support 200 jobs. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said G&S Engineering, owned by DRA Global, was a leading provider of services to the Australian resources sector, having completed similar work for other coal mines across the country. “Ma...

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Jun 29, 2020
Carmichael construction kicks on

Carmichael construction kicks on

Adani Mining has released footage of its Liebherr 996 excavator and CAT 796 dump trucks completing their first dig and haulage operations at the Carmichael coal project. The company said the machines were digging and hauling materials to make roads at the site. The Liebherr 996 is one of the largest production diggers in the world, weighing in at over 600 tonnes. The bucket holds 36 cubic m...

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Jun 23, 2020
Adani marks Carmichael coal milestone

Adani marks Carmichael coal milestone

Adani has marked 12 months since the start of construction of its Carmichael coal and rail project with a visual wrap-up of project highlights. It includes this month’s awarding of a $350 million-plus civil construction contract to Queensland-based BMD. The BMD work package is expected to generate 600 jobs and the company says the majority of the workforce will come from Rockhamp...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable said.“A...

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Jun 12, 2020
Shiploaders rise for Reg

Shiploaders rise for Reg

It was a guard of honour with a difference as Gladstone Ports Corporation celebrated the life and legacy of Reg Tanna today (June 12). Three shiploaders at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal Wharf rose to form the guard and GPC staff held a moment’s silence as they marked the anniversary of Mr Tanna’s death 20 years ago. With his motto, ‘there is no I in team’, Mr Tanna (pictured below...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found strong momentum towards employment growth ov...

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