Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mining industry hits out at expected blow for Australian coal power

The mining industry has raised “serious concern” following reports that this week’s final Finkel review on the Future Security of the National Electricity Market may rule out modernized coal-fired power stations. An emphasis on renewable energy sources and gas will take its place, according to the Minerals Council of Australia executive for coal, Greg Evans, …

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Project UPDATE : St Andrew’s Ipswich Private

A leading engineering contractor has won the primary tender for a $64 million health project in Queensland’s metropolitan area. John Holland Group (JHG) recently secured the head contract for the St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital Redevelopment.

JHG is tasked with refurbishing key areas in the existing hospital, including 90 new beds and the first private hospital Emergency Department within the Ipswich area.

We have learned the deal between JHG and proponent Ramsay Health Care is worth $45m. A key contact confirmed what sub-contracting packages are available.

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AGL announces development of $295m gas-fired power station

AGL has announced plans to invest $295 million to develop a 210mW gas-fired power station alongside the company’s Torrens Island plant, near Adelaide. Construction of the Barker Inlet power station is scheduled to begin later this year, with full operation expected to be underway in early 2019. “Our decision to move ahead with this development reflects …

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Adani’s $16b Carmichael coal mine gets go-ahead

Adani has given the green light to start work on the $16 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Chairman Gautam Adani announced he had signed off on the project in a statement on Tuesday. “I am proud to announce the project has Final Investment Decision (FID) approval which marks the official start of …

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Project UPDATE : M-City Monash

The project director of a $1 billion residential, retail and office development in Melbourne’s east has talked Projectory through the upcoming tender process.  Private developers Schiavello and The Saraceno Group are teaming up for the new project, which will be located near Monash University. 

The development, M-City Monash, will be situated on a 3.52ha parcel of land on the corner of Blackburn Road and Princes Highway. The new project will include the construction of three residential towers and a nine-level office tower. The scope of work also includes the construction of a 250-bed international hotel. Retail and convenience stores are also planned as well as a cinema complex.

“The early works package is currently in the final stages of tender,” Vito Chiodo, National Property Executive at Schiavello communicated. “That package will be let by the end of June. We are planning on putting the construction works to tender by July, with the aim to mobilize or start construction by the end of the year.” The project is expected to be complete in 3.5 years.

“We anticipate that 1,500 direct and indirect jobs will be created, and we have a strong preference for procuring within Australia.”

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Australian ‘fly-in, fly-out’ operator extends BHP Billiton mining contract

Alliance Aviation will continue to supply scheduled “fly-in, fly-out” chartered flights for BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHPIO) miners after its contract was extended. Australasia’s leading provider of contract, charter, and allied aviation services, Alliance provides essential services to the mining and energy sectors in Australia. The business currently operates a fleet from operational bases in …

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Mining leaders meet in Melbourne over industry’s future

Resource sector leaders are meeting in Melbourne on Thursday as Australian industry, including mining, faces a major change. Steve Knott, CEO for the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), said resource employers have been riding a wave of transformation for some time, particularly concerning the management of globalization, collaboration, and automation. “The resource industry has been …

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Project UPDATE : Shenton College

A builder which has been picked to extend a high school in Perth’s western suburbs is expected to offer subcontracting opportunities, according to the project’s proponents. Cockram Construction beat eight other tenderers for the contract—valued at $37.4m—to significantly expand facilities at Shenton College.

Shenton College Stage 2 will be located on the western side of the campus between the Shenton Bushland Reserve and the heritage-listed former Lemnos Hospital buildings. Shenton College Principal Chris Hill told Projectory he believed Cockram would be subcontracting some of the building works.

“(The project) is a $50m building for a senior secondary educational facility there is a STEM technology aspect to it, there is a performing arts arena, there are multiple general purposes classrooms, science laboratories, and food science facilities,” he said

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Design phase for WA gas project announced

The design competition phase for the Waitsia gas project in the northern Perth Basin has been given the green light. Starting immediately, the competition for the project facilities will include a gas plant capable of processing 100 TJ/d, carbon dioxide extraction, collection hubs and flow lines. The approach will allow the joint venture to establish …

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Statoil to begin Great Australian Bight drilling

Statoil has been granted regulatory approval to revive exploration in the Great Australian Bight after signing a swap agreement with BP. The Norwegian company will take over two permits off Australia’s southern coastline to drill an exploration well before the end of October 2019. The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has approved the transfer, …

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