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Cockatoo Coal enters administration

Baralaba Coal

(Train load-out development for the Baralaba mine expansion project)   Administrators have been appointed for Baralaba coal mine operator Cockatoo Coal, which was working on an expansion project to take production at that operation from 1Mtpa to 3.5Mtpa by 2017. PPB Advisory said it was undertaking a review of Cockatoo and was working with all Read More

Miner welcomes gas supply competition

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Incitec Pivot’s future is a lot brighter with the announcement that gas supply from the Northern Territory will go through Mount Isa. A route through South Australia has been touted for a pipeline to feed demand on the east coast. Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline will construct and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) pipeline Northern Read More

Gas boost for Mount Isa

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In what’s a much-needed shot in the arm for north-west Queensland, the Northern Territory government has confirmed plans to run gas to the east coast through Mount Isa. It  has nominated Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd as the successful tenderer to construct and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) Pipeline to connect NT gas Read More

Port boss joins Mackay peak industry board

Dalryrmple Bay Coal Terminal CEO Brett Jurd_webNov 15

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal manager, logistics Brett Jurd has joined central Queensland’s Resource Industry Network board. Network chairman Tony Caruso said Mr Jurd brought many years of senior management experience from engineering, manufacturing, production and logistics roles across the sugar and coal industries. “His current role sees him managing the supply chain that supplies Dalrymple Read More

Billion-dollar gas investment announced

QGC plant

Gas giant QGC and joint venture partners China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Tokyo Gas have announced a two-year, $1.7 billion development of natural gas tenements west of Wandoan to support gas production. The investment, which follows receipt of Commonwealth and State Government environmental approvals, has been approved by QGC’s parent company BG Group and Read More

End of an era for Osborne leader

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(Neal Valk with a copper bull, presented by Chinova Resources) Long-time Osborne manager Neal Valk is moving on as part of a restructure following the end of underground mining at the copper-gold site. Mr Valk, who is based in Townsville, finished his role as Chinova Resources general manager operations earlier this month. It ends a decade-long Read More

HOW TO TENDER TO DEFENCE: WORKSHOPS

Defence tenders

Put yourself in the running for service and supply contracts worth more than $3.6b in Queensland. Last year the Department of Defence let contracts for a hugely diverse range of Products and Services, from clothing to computers, catering to construction, maintenance and repair to major defence equipment. The defence industry can provide great rewards for Read More

Defence for breakfast in Townsville

DLU Patch

(Defence Logistics Unit NQ colour patch) Defence, local government and bauxite are on the menu at the next Townsville Industry Breakfast. It’s being held at the RSL on Charters Towers Road Tuesday December 1 from 6:30 until 8:30. Click here to book your tickets: http://townsvilletickets.com.au/event/townsville-industry-breakfast-1-december-2015-1963 Joint Logistic Unit North Queensland (JLU (NQ) Mr Larry Staggs Read More

How do you spend $5b?

NQ Big Picture

(Big picture funding questions will be answered through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Consultation (NAIFC) process) How do you spend $5b? That’s the question the federal government is putting to north Queenslanders. It wants input to the design and operation of its $5 billion concessional loan facility (NAIF) for northern Australia. The NAIF is part of Read More

Water & airport upgrades top priorities at CQROC

Water infrastructure will be at the top of the Livingstone Shire agenda at the Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (CQ ROC) meeting in Yeppoon today. The proposed construction of the Rookwood and Eden Bann Weirs will be up for discussion. The projects would provide an additional 112,000ML of water supply for both industry and Read More

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