Industry News

Jun 11, 2020
Gas companies continue to back rescue service

Gas companies continue to back rescue service

Key coal seam gas industry players have committed to a five-year funding extension for a southern Queensland aeromedical rescue service. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today congratulated CSG proponents Santos, Shell’s QGC business, Origin and Arrow Energy for keeping the Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service airborne until at least 2025. “The CSG-LNG industry continues to deliver thousands of j...

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Jun 11, 2020
Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding wins ASMTI civil works package

Golding Contractors has won an $18 million-plus civil works contract as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) upgrades at Shoalwater Bay Training Area. It construct an access road on the south eastern boundary of the training area, which is being expanded under the ASMTI. Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd said the selection of a Gladstone company was great...

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Jun 11, 2020
FIRB clears the way for Broadspectrum takeover

FIRB clears the way for Broadspectrum takeover

The Foreign Investment Review Board has given the nod for Ventia’s proposed $485.5 million acquisition of infrastructure services company Broadspectrum.Under the terms of the agreement with Broadspectrum owner Ferrovial, the transaction is expected to be finalised on June 30. The combined group is expected to generate revenue in excess of $5 billion. Ventia chairman David Moffatt said he lo...

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Jun 11, 2020
Business continuity training on offer in Gladstone

Business continuity training on offer in Gladstone

Gladstone Engineering Alliance has launched a new Business Continuity Training Workshop for local businesses. The fully-funded training is backed by the Gladstone Area Water Board and Gladstone Regional Council’s Rise Up Community Investment fund. GEA general manager Chantale Lane said development of a detailed business continuity plan was the best way to prepare and cope efficiently with u...

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Jun 11, 2020
Stanwell set for two-month  shutdown project

Stanwell set for two-month shutdown project

A $50 million overhaul is due to kick-off at Stanwell Power Station in Central Queensland next month, with an expected workforce of 600. The two-month shutdown of one of the station’s four generating units will allow works including the plant’s four-yearly boiler statuary inspection, turbine HIP cover lift, turbine LP cover lift, generator rotor detailed inspection, and AVR and synchroni...

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Jun 10, 2020
Resource company enters voluntary administration

Resource company enters voluntary administration

Moreton Resources and its subsidiaries have entered voluntary administration. The company holds a raft of Queensland assets, including the former Twin Hills silver mine and other former Texas Silver Mines tenements in southern Queensland (under MRV Metals). Moreton has a number of Queensland coal interests under its subsidiaries MRV Tarong Basin, MRV Bowen Basin, and MRV Surat Basin. Th...

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Jun 10, 2020
Council tests the market on waterfront development

Council tests the market on waterfront development

Mackay Regional Council is taking the city’s waterfront revamp to the next level with a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for development projects on six freehold sites. The projects within the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA) should support CBD revitalisation and proposed public realm upgrades nearby. Mayor Greg Williamson said calling for expressions of interes...

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Jun 10, 2020
Maiden resource of 142.8Mt  for Briggs copper project

Maiden resource of 142.8Mt for Briggs copper project

Canterbury Resources has announced a maiden mineral resource estimate for the Briggs copper project,  50km inland from Gladstone. The central porphyry zone has a JORC-compliant inferred mineral resource of 142.8Mt at 0.29 per cent copper (0.2 per cent cutoff), containing 414,120 tonnes of copper metal. Higher grade features are evident in the deposit and will be tested in planned infil...

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Jun 10, 2020
Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo Copper believes it is on a rapid trajectory towards becoming a mid-tier copper group as it announces ‘exceptional drill targets’ interpreted at the Arya prospect within the Mount Oxide project. The company has highlighted a primary massive sulphide target up to 130m thick, based on the inferred thickness of the geophysical conductor. It stretches about 1500m by 450m, and l...

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