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Sep 24, 2021
Construction, civil and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil and infrastructure briefs

Update on Inland Rail contracts, Rookwood Weir construction, regional roadworks and more in this week’s round-up. Freight Connect consortium wins civil works for rail stretch A consortium led by Laing O’Rourke and including FKG Group will deliver Inland Rail civil works for an 85km section between North Star in New South Wales and Whetstone in… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Sep 24, 2021
Full steam ahead for new Vulcan coal mine

Full steam ahead for new Vulcan coal mine

Vitrinite is ramping up to full-scale production at the Vulcan coking coal project in the Bowen Basin after its mining lease was granted this week. Director Nicholas Williams said the company expected to start exporting premium low-volatility (PLV) hard coking coal from next month. “Mining commenced in June 2021 under our MDL (mineral development licence) approvals. Since… T...

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Sep 24, 2021
Locos unloaded for Carmichael coal fleet

Locos unloaded for Carmichael coal fleet

Bowen Rail Company is celebrating the arrival of its first locomotives through the Port of Townsville, as the business ramps up to start transporting coal for the Carmichael mine. The company said its fleet of locomotives, from Caterpillar’s Progress Rail business in the USA, were the most technologically advanced freight locomotives Australia had seen. It… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Sep 24, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Austral Resources Australia, Sunshine Gold, Tombola Gold, critical minerals research and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Tombola adds to gold hub footprint Tombola Gold has increased its ground in the Cloncurry area with the granting of an exploration permit covering 83sq km. “While the company is currently focused on… This content is for iQ I...

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Sep 24, 2021
Senex seals gas deal to power copper mine

Senex seals gas deal to power copper mine

29Metals has signed up to receive gas from Senex Energy to power its Capricorn Copper mine in North West Queensland, a fortnight after a New Century Resources deal. Capricorn Copper, about 120km north of Mount Isa, will take about 2.5 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas over three years under the gas sales agreement. The natural… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ ...

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Sep 24, 2021
Student helps drivers get the big picture on safety

Student helps drivers get the big picture on safety

Motorists travelling on the Peak Downs Highway from Moranbah to Mackay will see a new Fatal Five billboard near Coppabella as part of a community-led safety campaign to reduce road accidents and fatalities in the Isaac Region. The billboard artwork was sourced through a drawing competition held by Moranbah radio station 4RFM, which challenged students… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Sep 23, 2021
Boost for $30b Sun Cable project

Boost for $30b Sun Cable project

Sun Cable’s $30 billion-plus Australia-Asia PowerLink renewable energy project is a step closer, with the Indonesian Government today confirming key facilitation measures. The project is proposed to combine the world’s largest solar farm and battery storage facility in the Northern Territory with a 4500km transmission system to supply Darwin, Singapore and ASEAN markets with renewable… This...

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Sep 23, 2021
Blue Energy raises $10m to fire up Bowen Basin work

Blue Energy raises $10m to fire up Bowen Basin work

Bowen Basin gas proponent Blue Energy has raised $10 million to add to efforts to advance its 2P reserve build program at a key Moranbah district tenement. This work would underpin the non-binding gas supply Heads of Agreements signed with Origin Energy, Energy Australia and Queensland Pacific Metals, the company said. The 2P reserve build… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Sep 23, 2021
Latest tenders in Central Queensland

Latest tenders in Central Queensland

Central Highlands Regional Council is looking for dry-hire road rollers on a standing offer and Mackay City is offering a preferred arrangement for supply and delivery of PPS safety items. Those and other tenders are open from Central Queensland councils. Click here for more ……. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rockhampto...

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