Tuesday 20th Oct, 2020
Copper has slumped in price.

Queensland funds smelter and refinery jobs

A multi-million economic recovery boost will assist the ongoing operations of the Mount Isa copper smelter and the Townsville copper refinery, securing more than 1000 resource and manufacturing jobs.

ABHR speaks to the team at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Australia to learn how the company supplied some of the world’s largest stackers and reclaimers for BHP’s US$3.6 billion South Flank project.

Delivering some of the world’s largest rail-mounted machines

ABHR speaks to the team at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Australia to learn how the company supplied some of the world’s largest stackers and reclaimers for BHP’s US$3.6 billion South Flank project.

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Final approvals granted for billion-dollar Olive Downs coal mine

Construction on the $1 billion Olive Downs coal mine can now begin, following the Central Queensland project being granted final approvals.

The RopeCon system transporting platinum ore from Booysendal South to the existing processing plant in South Africa has recently gone into operation.

RopeCon: An efficient link to new mining areas

The RopeCon system transporting platinum ore from Booysendal South to the existing processing plant in South Africa has recently gone…
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BGC Contracting has secured a bulk earthworks and roads contract at Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Whyalla steel processing facility set for $8M upgrade

An $8 million upgrade to a steel processing centre in Whyalla is set to secure up to 160 jobs and enhance the Spencer Gulf as a manufacturing hub in South Australia.

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World’s largest robot wins Australian Engineering Excellence Award

Rio Tinto’s autonomous railway system, AutoHaul, has won Western Australia’s Engineering Excellence Award and been named a Sir William Hudson Award finalist.

Queensland mine reforms take effect

New reforms that encourage new mines to be built, support old mines and toughen financial checks and balances on mining lease holders have taken effect in Queensland.

Mine site chooses HDPE over steel

By using recycled plastic instead of steel for its conveyor guards, a major iron miner has increased its safety while reducing its environmental impact and maintenance requirements.