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Macarthur Minerals has been awarded their environmental approval for the development of the Ularring Hematite Project scheduled to begin its BFS by early 2014 and construction is scheduled to begin by August 2014.
Rio Tinto has announced it is spending $400M to expand its iron ore production capacity to 360Mtpa by 2017 which will include plant equipment modifications and additional heavy machinery.
YTC Resources continues construction on its Hera gold/silver project in NSW, with production planned for June 2014.
Centrex Metals has received the Fed Govt’s environmental approval for its Port Spencer development project
BHP Billiton is spending $301M to replace two shiploaders at its Nelson Point port operations in Port Hedland
Iron Ore Holdings received the environmental approval for the development of its Cape Preston East iron ore export facility It expects to begin construction in late 2014, subject to capital approval
King Island Sheelite is working towards reopening its open cut tungsten mine, with 90 jobs set to be created if the operation resumes production.
Western Desert Resources will export its first shipment of iron ore from its $172M Roper Bar mine in the NT just two years after lodging its first project approval.
GVK-Hancock Kevin’s Corner project has received Fed Govt Approval, now they just need the money
BMA is battling Customs for the right to import parts for a coal loader, as part of its Hay Point terminal expansion, without paying the 5% tax tariff.
Carabella Resources has lodged is EA for its $35M Bluff Project. The company has already short-listed contractors to run the site and the CHPP.
POSCO has announced it will offer up its 12.5% share in Roy Hill Holdings as collateral for the project as moves to raise $7B.
Whitehaven is transitioning from being a 4Mtpa to 23Mtpa prodocer where the next step will be the construction of its Maules Creek mine, which now has both State and Federal approval and is due to deliver first coal in the second half of 2014.
KBL Mining has secured approval from the WA EPA for its Sorby Hills project.
Astron Corporation has announced that the Donald Mineral Sands Project completed a DFS with positive results.
Five of Yancoal’s seven mines – Moolarben, Austar, Ashton, Yarrabee and Middlemount – have displayed improving volume and cost trends during the September quarter as former Xstrata Coal chief operating officer Reinhold Schmidt was appointed chief executive of the company.
Anglo American is using an earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine (TBM) to excavate access tunnels (drifts) at its Grosvenor coal. something quite innovative in the coal sector – way to go Anglo.
Port Hedland has posted another record month of iron exports to China with 25.2Mt shipped.
AngloGold Ashanti’s earnings jump in the third quarter with production was up 12% and optimising its capital expenditure and enhancing efficiency by slashing waste and improving its mine plans
Bandanna Energy’s Springsure Creek coal mine’s has received its EIS for its operations in the Bowen Basin.
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Gold Wind Australia has begun work on the 167.5MW Gullen Range Windfarm NSW.
BHP and ExxonMobil have been granted Federal approval for a massive floating LNG plant off the WA coast near Exmouth, a project worth $10B.
Pacific Hydro reported financial closure for the Portland Wind Energy Project with the 47MW PWEP project now in the first phase of construction, with early site preparations and civil works conducted by Consolidated Power Project
Mitsui & Company Bald Hills windfarm has selected REpower Australia as the principal contractor for the project.
Energy Australia announced the acquisition of the 1,320MW Mt. Piper and 1,000MW Wallerawang power stations and associated infrastructure
APA Group is believed to be looking for a partner to help purchase the supply pipelines to LNG plants that are under construction on Curtis Island.
Schneider Electric has signed a contract with Roy Hill Iron Ore to provide a comprehensive Demand Chain Planning and Scheduling (DCPS) system
Action Drill & Blast has won a six month contract for blast works at the Roy Hill project.
WDS has been awarded the $142.8M Eagles Downs drift construction contract by Aquila Resources.
Terex Corporation has sold its trucks business to Volvo Construction Equipment for USD $160M
RCR Tomlinson have been awarded 3 major mining contracts totalling around $125M.This includes a $70M contractfor work on GlencoreXstrata’s Ernest Henry mine expansion including the installation of underground crushing and materials handling equipment. It also won works for the West Crusher of Panel Cave 2 at Cadia Valley operations. It has also just won an IPCC plant D&C for Rio Tinto’s MESA J mining operations
Fyfe is opening an office in the Philippines following a year of 40% growth in 2012-13, reaching $76M in revenue
Monadelphous unveils record sales revenue of $2.61B
AECOM, in partnership with Aurecon Design, has snared a multi-million dollar contract to deliver a component of the required design services for the $1.5B Moreton Bay rail project in Queensland.
Aker Solutions has sold its tunnel and shaft boring technology to China Railway Tunnelling Equipment (CRTE).
Decmil has won a $37.5M contract for the construction of rail fuel yard, mine fuel yard, go-line fuel facility, mine services fuel, and rail wet commissioning at Roy Hill.
Bis Industries has acquired Powertrans for approximately $30M.
Thiess have won an additional $550M contract at the Lake Vermont Coal mine to increase production again over the remaining five years of the current contract.
AMEC has won $20M detailed design and engineering contract for the Roy Hill mine’s bulk ore handling facility.The contract was awarded by Samsung C&T and will see AMEC operating at Port Landslide, in WA’s far north.It is partnering with Halcrow to provide a combined team for the ore handling facility’s design and engineering.
Downer EDI has been awarded a 4.5 year $500M contract for mining services at the Roy Hill iron ore mine.
Skilled has entered into an agreement to acquire the main subsidiary of maintenance services business Thomas & Coffey for $33.5M
Downer Infrastructure has won a new electrical and instrumentation contract on the downstream component of Chevron Corporation’s
Leighton Contractors has been awarded a three year, $249M contract at the Isaac Plains open-cut coal mine to include the operation of a BE1370 dragline, and the supply and maintenance of mobile plant and equipment, to produce approximately 2.7 M ROM tonnes/yr
Bielby Holdings has won a major contract on the Bruce Highway project to begin works on the $790M Cooroy to Curra section A upgrade within week
Downer EDI has won a $400M contract with Bechtel for two electrical and instrumentation packages at the Wheatstone project.
Sandvik Mining’s AutoCut system, designed for its MB series of miner-bolter continuous mining machines, has won the NSW Minerals Council’s Mining Technology Award.
Veyance’s $32M plant expansion was opened recently.
SEW-Eurodrive has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide Rio Tinto’s Nammuldi iron ore mine with six belt conveyor drives.
Calibre Global has been awarded the DES contract by Rio Tinto for the Koodaideri Iron Ore Mine and Rail project development. Project construction is scheduled to begin by the end of 2014, with expected completion in two years.
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