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Jun 12, 2020
Autonomous switch brings boost for CQ businesses

Autonomous switch brings boost for CQ businesses

Central Queensland businesses have won more than $4.2 million in contracts as BMA Goonyella Riverside mine gears up for the start of autonomous haulage operations in September. The Bowen Basin site is pioneering the coal company’s shift to the technology, and is expected to spend about $8.2 million in total with regional businesses as it works to bring it online. “The rollout of...

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Jun 12, 2020
Subcontractor dispute over Amrun project payment

Subcontractor dispute over Amrun project payment

Subcontractor Southern Cross Electrical Engineering is seeking more than $10.5 million from engineering group Decmil, saying the money remains owing from its work on the Amrun project. The company announced on Thursday that it was pursuing its claims in formal arbitration. Southern Cross had a subcontract to design, supply and construct the electrical, communications, instrumentation and co...

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Jun 12, 2020
Power-up for Glencore’s $1.5b coal plan

Power-up for Glencore’s $1.5b coal plan

Glencore’s $1.5 billion Valeria coal project in the Bowen Basin has been declared a coordinated project by Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General. A construction workforce of up to 1400 people is expected to be required for the project, and Glencore expects the mine to have an operational workforce of up to 950 people (fulltime equivalent). State Regional Development Minister G...

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Jun 11, 2020
Mini solar farms power up Cairns wastewater treatment

Mini solar farms power up Cairns wastewater treatment

Construction is underway on four mini solar farms, and additional roof-mounted solar panels, at five of the Cairns Region’s wastewater treatment plants. Solgen Energy Group was awarded the $3 million contract to build the mini solar farms. Chief commercial officer David Naismith said Solgen was working with local businesses to construct the mini solar farms. They will generate an estimat...

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Jun 11, 2020
State backs Barcaldine renewable energy plans

State backs Barcaldine renewable energy plans

The State Government is providing $300,000 towards the development of the Barcaldine Renewable Energy Hub with Sunshot Energy. Sunshot estimates the project could create 200 local jobs and attract up to $500 million of new investment to the central-west. Studies into the hub’s development will be conducted by the government’s Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development B...

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Jun 11, 2020
Rio Tinto takes up ActivEX  tenements near Cloncurry

Rio Tinto takes up ActivEX tenements near Cloncurry

ActivEX has sold two of its tenements in the Cloncurry area to global miner Rio Tinto for $50,000. The company announced the sale and purchase agreement today for EPMs 14955 and 17805. If exploration of the ground proves successful ActivEX also stands to receive a 1.25 per cent net smelter royalty for the first 10 years of production. The tenements are among a land parcel of more than 10...

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Jun 11, 2020
APLNG hits 500 cargoes out of Curtis Island

APLNG hits 500 cargoes out of Curtis Island

The 500th cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has sailed from the Australia Pacific LNG facility on Curtis Island.   ConocoPhillips Australia president Nicholas McKenna said the milestone came nearly four and a half years since our first cargo sailed in January 2016 and 10 years since the business became part of the Gladstone community. “Since 2011, ConocoPhillips Australia, as downst...

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Jun 11, 2020
Webinar to keep firms in the loop on ASMTI opportunities

Webinar to keep firms in the loop on ASMTI opportunities

An online briefing is scheduled next week for businesses looking to win contracts for Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative works at Greenvale. The Federal Government recently announced it had shortlisted three firms to lead the $800 million contract for Defence facilities at the new Greenvale training area, about 220km north-west of Townsville. The shortlisted companies for the ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

The $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence is on track for its planned official opening next month. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick today inspected the finishing touches at the centre, jointly funded by the State Government and Mackay Regional Council. He said the facility would ensure the Mackay region remained one of the world’s best sources for mining expertise and innovation...

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