Tenders were prepared and offered to the wider market in June 2015 for work on the $1.7 billion Byerwen coal mine, 20km west of Glenden in central Queensland.
Construction is scheduled to start by the end of the year at the hard coking coal project, being developed by QCoal Group and JFE Steel. Continue reading
The Environment Protection Authority has proposed changes to the Industrial Noise Policy, which has Upper Hunter residents concerned over noise from open cut mines.
The proposed changes includes raising the maximum allowable day time noise level from 30 to 35 decibels. Continue reading
AngloGold Ashanti Australia senior vice-president Mike Erickson said the gold miner is keeping an eye out for merger and acquisition possibilities in the Australian gold sector.
AngloGold, the world’s third largest gold miner operates the Tropicana and Sunrise Dam gold mines in Western Australia. Continue reading
A Brazil mine where two dams burst last week causing fatalities and devastation to nearby towns could be closed permanently.
According to deputy prosecutor General Sandra Cureau, prosecutors seek to make an example of Samarco Mineracao, an iron ore joint venture between BHP Billiton and Vale. Continue reading
Nathan Tinkler is back in the coal industry after becoming managing director of junior miner Australian Pacific Coal on Monday.
Mr Tinkler signed the deal to head the company in July, and invested about $13 million in it. He will collect $500,000 per year in director fees and was also given a $200,000 sign-on bonus. Continue reading
Mining authorities have placed a prohibition order on Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale colliery until the company fixes its urgent problems with the integrity of its operations.
The Department of Industry inspected the mine after the most recent roof collapse on October 6, and found the trend of increasing roof falls meant there was “serious risk” to workers underground. Continue reading
Mining contractors equipment that included loaders, excavators, dozers, haul trucks, workshop equipment, tools and more was sold to interstate and international bidders at a recent two day auction.
Mining contractor, Big Rim was a former contractor to Centennial Coal – owner and operator of Charbon coal mine, but was placed into liquidation on September 22. Continue reading
An iron ore company has been fined $70,000 over the death of a man at a Western Australian mine.
Brent Glew, 27, had been working in the mobile equipment workshop at the Brockman 2 mine near Tom Price in August 2011, when he was crushed to death while removing a tilt cylinder from a loader. Continue reading
Mining company Peabody, has lost a court case against a Port of Brisbane company involved in exporting coal from the Wilkie Creek mine.
Earlier this year a supreme court justice found in favour of Queensland Bulk Handling (QBH) after a legal dispute over its contract with Peabody. Continue reading
Port Kembla steel works will remain open but BlueScope says they will continue to reduce costs.
BlueScope CEO Paul O’Malley said the board had voted to continue steelmaking at Port Kembla, subject to the ratification of new enterprise agreements, in an announcement to the stock exchange Monday morning. Continue reading