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Jun 16, 2020
Armour expands portfolio, launches fundraising

Armour expands portfolio, launches fundraising

Armour Energy is on the march with the takeover of a raft of Cooper Eromanga Basin assets and a boost in reserves at its Kincora gas project in the Surat Basin. The company has just launched a capital raising and announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer as well. Armour yesterday reported it had executed a share sale agreement with Oilex equivalent to $906,500 for the acqui...

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Jun 16, 2020
Cowboys COVID-19 staff casualties take to civil

Cowboys COVID-19 staff casualties take to civil

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ Gold Stars inaugural QRLW season was just one round old when elite pathways coach Ben Jeffries received the news of a club-wide stand-down due to COVID-19 in early April. Suddenly, hectic days spent managing the Cowboys Academy and coaching the club’s first women’s team turned into concerns on the home front, with no timeline on a return to work and a famil...

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Jun 16, 2020
GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

Gladstone Engineering Alliance is running a webinar to provide local industry with an update on plans for a $308 million high-purity alumina industrial plant.  Alpha HPA plans to produce about 10,000tpa of high purity alumina at the HPA First project in Gladstone, using its own solvent extraction and HPA refining technology. It recently raised $7 million through a share ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

The Queensland Opposition has released new concept images for its $15 billion New Bradfield Scheme proposal. LNP leader Deb Frecklington said backing such visionary projects was now more important than ever to build a stronger economy. State LNP leader Deb Frecklington. “These are never before seen concepts of the LNP’s New Bradfield Scheme,” she said. “We are laying the groundwork fo...

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Jun 16, 2020
Superior keen to test Steam Engine gold potential

Superior keen to test Steam Engine gold potential

Superior Resources plans to kick off a 2500m reverse circulation and diamond core drilling program next month as it advances a scoping study for its Steam Engine project. And there are plans for an additional three-hole 1250m diamond drilling program at the gold project, near Greenvale in North Queensland. This would test for a potential high-grade shoot feeder system that the company is pa...

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Jun 16, 2020
Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Renewable energy company Austrom Hydrogen says it has secured land in the Callide region suitable for a 3600MW solar-powered hydrogen facility. The company is exploring partner opportunities domestically and internationally to advance the Pacific Solar Hydrogen project. “We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentum ...

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Jun 15, 2020
PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

The Federal Government has announced a fresh infrastructure boost to combat the COVID-19 downturn, including $1.5 billion of new money to get smaller-scale projects moving quickly. It is also looking to accelerate the approval processes for 15 mega projects representing about $72 billion worth of planned investment by government and the private sector. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announce...

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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 12, 2020
Callide power plant ready for $60m overhaul

Callide power plant ready for $60m overhaul

A $60 million overhaul starts at CS Energy’s Callide Power Station next week, creating work for about 140 Queensland contractors and $6 million in flow-on benefits to Biloela. Downer is acting as major contractor for the project, set to run from June 20 to November 30. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the overhaul of two of Callide’s four units would also bring up to 60 speciali...

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