Selling to the Australian Mining and Energy Sector

Australian Mining and Energy updates

Selling More to the Australian Mining and Energy Sectors Feb 2014

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vstorypicmine_171sj99-171sj9c  Mining News

Linc Energy’s Teresa longwall mine EIS is at public exhibition phase

Rio Tinto have approved a $599M brownfields expansion as part of a plan to increase production in the Pilbara to 360Mt by 2015.

Northern Star Resources has agreed to acquire 51% of the East Kundana JV in WA from Barrick Gold which will make it the fifth-largest ASX-listed gold miner

The Hillgrove gold mine planning to restart operations at the site in March.

The WIM150 Mineral Sands Project, Vic, is moving toward the development phase

Fortescue Metals Group has signed a 20yr gas transportation deal which will underwrite a new $178M gas pipeline to the company’s Solomon hub power station.

Killara Resources has entered into a binding agreement with Berkah Ciwi Lestari Kaltim, an experienced Indonesian mining contractor, for further development and coal production from its PT Borneo Emas Hitam coal project in East Kalimantan.

BMA is waiting on environmental approval for a mining lease that would extend two existing Bowen Basin mines and could lead to a brand new mega mine.

Valence Industries is preparing for the restart of Uley Graphite Mine

Octagonal Resources has received all approvals necessary to start mining its Pearl Croydon gold deposit in Vic.

Rio Tinto has permission to expand its Mt Thorley-Warkworth mine

QCoal Groups Drake Coal project has recieved final by the Qld Govt

Amex Resources has signed a $100M PCM contract with a Chinese contractor for its Delta iron sands project in Fiji.

Waratah Coal welcomed the Fed Govt’s approval of its $6.4B Galilee coal project.

The Red Hill Mining project has been given the official go-ahead by the Qld Govt.

Rio Tinto is trialling new ‘cutting edge’ noise monitoring systems at its Hunter Valley coal mines for real time management of noise.

Iron Ore Holdings has been given the environmental nod for the development of its Bungaroo South iron-ore mine

Four Mile uranium project construction has begun.

Atlas Iron has announced it will expand its Mt. Webber project to 6mtpa capacity

Wallarah 2 coal mine has given the nod by the NSW Dept of Planning and Infrastructure

CuDeco has taken full ownership of the Cloncurry user-rail load facility, which was set to be constructed in Queensland.

Arafura Resources has identified another $400m in cost savings to develop its Nolans project.

Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit will be extended by 8 years

Oxley Plant Sales wants to mine an area covering 40.44 hectares at New Chum.The company propose to start “small open-cut mining activity in 2013-2014” with activity scheduled to continue until 2022-2023.

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LNG  Energy News

Surat Coal Seam Gas Project stretching from Milmerran to Wandoan has gained the Fed Govt tick of approval.

Wind Prospect Group Sapphire 318MW windfarm project in NSW awaits final approval by the Fed Govt.

Shell has sold its stake in the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project for $1.13B

The 18MW Coonooer windfarm in Vic has moved a step closer after a major contractor agreement was signed between Windlab Systems and Alstom Australia

Aimex  Supplier News

Calibre Group has acquired New Zealand engineering and surveying firm Spiire NZ from Downer EDI.

Monadelephous have announced that they have secured a $680M contract with the Ichthys LNG Project for mechanical works at the Onshore LNG Facilities

Ausenco has been awarded a contract to provide project management and engineering support services for Bandanna Energy Limited’s Springsure Creek Coal Project

Ausdrill has completed renegotiations to extend its existing contract until the end of the Prominent Hill mine’s open pit life in

GR Engineering has given the greenlight by Wolf Minerals to begin construction of its Hemerdon tungsten and tin project.

Leighton Contractors has picked up $63.3M to upgrade a key road corridor in Auckland

Downer EDI has been awarded a $100M contract to construct the Maules Creek mine CHPP. As part of the contract Downer will erect the CHPP, construct all the structures, buildings, mechanical, and electrical and instrumentation services for the 1600 tph plant

A 50:50 JV of Australia-based UGL and the Kentz engineering group has won a $716M contract from the Inpex-led Ichthys LNG project for structural, mechanical and piping construction work

BGC Contracting has won a $60M contract to supply ballast for Roy Hill’s railway system.

Downer EDI has won a one year mining contract extension for its operations at the Boggabri coal min

BAM Clough JV has been awarded by FMG a design and construction contract for a fifth iron ore loading berth at the Anderson Point facility in Port Hedland.

Downer EDI has been awarded a$250M contract to continue to provide mining services at the Commodore coal mine.

$1.7B Toowoomba second range crossing project has begun, with an expressions-of-interest process to follow.

Laing O’Rourke, Leighton Contractors and a JV between Downer EDI and Parsons Brinckerhoff were shortlisted for early works on Sydney’s light rail network expansion in the CBD and southeast.

Downer has received a $70M notice of intent by Crocodile Gold to start underground production at its Cosmo gold mine.

Toll has won a $90M transport and logistics contract to service the INPEX Ichthys LNG project

Boart Longyear won a 2 year contract by Crocodile Gold

Calibre has won a $22M EPCM contract for Rio Tinto’s West Angelas iron ore mine expansion.

Sandvik has won a $77M EPC two bucket-wheel stackers/reclaimers contract for an Australian coal mine.

AMEC has made a $3.2B recommended offer to take over Foster Wheeler

McNab has won a 3 year DCM contract with Santos.

Tenova Australia have entered into a DC contract with Maules Creek Coal for the delivery of two portal reclaimers.

Wenco fleet management system will be implemented by Roy Hill

AMEC, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, and Hyundai Rotem Company have been awarded the Early Contractor Involvement for Rex Minerals’ Hillside project.

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has been awarded a $40M electrical and instrumentation works contract for the Car Dumpers and Screenhouse at Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert Port B project.

Leighton has been awarded a $100M contract to deliver a train support facility for Aurizon which will support its coal haulage fleet.

Thiess has won a $230M one-year contract extension at Glencore’s Mt Owen coal mine which will see the contractor continue full services at the site until 2016.

Thiess has won a 3 year mining services contract by Western Desert Resources.The contract entails mining, load, haul, and dump operations over the next year years.Under the terms of the contract Thiess will provide the mining fleet, plant operators, and on-site management team.

Leighton Contractors has been selected by the New Zealand Transport Agency to deliver the $A900.9 million

Downer EDI Mining has been awarded a $100M contract by BHP Billiton WA Iron Ore.The first contract is for the D&C of rail works at the ore car repair workshop with the second contract is for the shiploader one and two project

Komatsu is making its way underground as it joins forces with GE Transportation to develop a range of next generation mining equipment.

BGC has been awarded a contract worth more than $100M to restart operations at Arrium Mining’s Iron Knob mine.

Thiess has been awarded a $570M – 4 year contract by Wesfarmers Resources to extend Thiess’ involvement in the Curragh North Coal Mine.

Whittens has landed a $50M contract for works at Roy Hill project, The contract with BGC includes the delivery of 44,000m3 of concrete to build a car dumper facility, stacker reclaimer and conveyor structures.

McAleese has won a $250M iron ore haulage contract with Atlas Iron at its Mt Webber operations.

Watpac has been awarded a D&C $83M contract from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

Decimal Group has won a $34M D&C contract with Atlas Iron.

Sandvik has won a $77M a EPC contract  two bucket-wheel stackers/reclaimers for a coal mine.


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All information contained in this blog derives from information available within the public domain. SG Partners/Michael Lang take no responsibility for information that may be incorrect at time of collation. Where statements/editorials are made it is on the bases of pure speculation and no malice is intended.


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