• AWA Qld Water Awards winners (2)

    Water achievers lauded

    Winners and attendees celebrate at the Australian Water Association’s 2015 Queensland Water Awards gala dinner.   Northern engineers have featured prominently in the recent Australian Water Association Queensland awards. Dave Brooker from Mackay Regional Council took out the Water Professional of the Year and Rob Saunders from the Townsville office of GHD won the Queensland Read More

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    More power to overhaul work

    The Callide Unit B1 HP turbine rotor was the focus of recent shutdown work. CS Energy plans to spend $71.4 million on overhaul projects at its power stations across Queensland this financial year. CS Energy chief executive officer Martin Moore said this budgeted expenditure reflected the company’s commitment to the safe, reliable and efficient operation Read More

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    Nominees announced for Gladstone awards

      The nominees have been announced for the Gladstone Engineering Alliance Industry awards. Mark Whitmore, Cliff Pugh and Steve Kelly from XPort Plumbing, Dan Madden from Prime Rentals and Vern Elms from Ezi Communications are up for the Forty Calis Memorial Award. The Forty Calis Memorial Award recognises the achievements of an individual who has demonstrated an entrepreneurial Read More

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    The Buzz [sept edition] - wrap on the Carmichael project

    (The Yakka skink) Adani’s plans for a $16 billion coal mine have been hogging the headlines nationwide in a skirmish that started with a skink and a snake. It has since turned into a federal battle over the scope of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act. Approval for the Carmichael Mine was set aside in Read More

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    Geos on the downside of the resource rollercoaster

    Australian Institute of Geoscientists federal councillor and secretary Adrian Diaz lost his full-time job with a consultancy in 2013. Orphaned specialists struggle in a market which once competed for their skills Employers are taking advantage of the geoscience jobs crisis, offering below-award conditions to those struggling to find work, a senior geologist says. Australian Institute Read More

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    Drilling imperative

    Mark Adams during his farewell week at MMG’s Century mine. Former general manager of MMG’s Queensland operations Mark Adams has raised concerns about the lack of significant new operations in the pipeline in the North West as Century mine winds down. Mr Adams is now working as chief operating officer for Konkola Copper Mines in Read More