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Award for modelling closer to reality

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Network damage in the Byfield area north of Yeppoon, mapped using the ROAMES technology after Tropical Cyclone Marcia passed through the area in February. Technology developed by Ergon Energy that creates a virtual version of the real world to allow inspection and assessment of electricity networks has received the 2015 International Edison Award. The Remote Read More

Anniversary closes in on memorial plans

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Artist Impression of the planned memorial to honour those killed on the Moura-Kianga coalfields. A Moura community group is engaged in a last-ditch bid to raise enough funds to have a major miners’ memorial ready to mark the 40th anniversary of the Kianga disaster. The $535,000 project will honour those killed in three mass disasters Read More

Indigenous contractor recognised by MMG

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 Hookey Logistics celebrated its one-year milestone with MMG Century at a presentation hosted onsite at Lawn Hill by MMG Queensland Operations Commercial Manager Julie Hilder. Tyrone Hookey is a young man who loves trucks. The 29 year old who left school at 15 so he could be around trucks is now celebrating his first year Read More

Komatsu shifts Carmichael coal

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Komatsu has received an order for 55 960E-2 and 930E-4SE super-large dump trucks for use at Adani Mining’s Carmichael coal mine, about 160km north-west of Clermont. The heavy equipment manufacturer said the trucks were to be delivered from the second half of 2016. Komatsu has not disclosed the value of the agreement or made any Read More

Origin awards Surat Basin contract to Morris Corp

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Morris Corporation has won a three-year, $250m contract to supply accommodation services to Origin Energy’s Surat Basin operations. Morris will provide catering, facilities management and maintenance services to six accommodation villages and to offices, workshops and sewage treatment plants. Services include catering, cleaning, grounds management, security, health and recreation management. Morris was conscious of delivering cost Read More

Altona attracts Chinese funding

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A Chinese construction group has agreed to sink $US214 million ($280 million) into bringing Altona Mining’s Cloncurry copper project to production, paving the way for about 280 new operational jobs. The new joint venture aims to develop a mine at the Little Eva deposit within that project, 95km north-east of Mount Isa, which is expected to Read More

Osborne defies pessimists and invests in open cut operation

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Underground at Osborne  - owner Chinova is investing in open cut   Chinova Resources has approved an open-pit operation that will keep its Osborne site running for two years after underground mining winds up in September. General manager operations Neal Valk said the company was investing about $50 million in the project, which would also Read More

Adani open ended about Carmichael

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Indian energy and logistics giant Adani has given a  non-committal statement on its plans for a massive Carmichael coal lease and rail project in north Queensland. Rumours have been circulating on the feasibility of the project near Clermont in the northern Galilee Basin since reports that Adani had suspended engineering works. While there’s obviously a Read More

Quick reaction urged to keep Adani

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Adani has been hung out to dry according to the Resource Industry Network Peak industry body, the Resources Industry Network (RIN) in Mackay, has called for decisive action in the face of an announcement by Indian logistics and energy company Adani, it had halted engineering contracts for the Carmichael project. The lease near Clermont in Read More

Online water storage levels

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Burdekin Falls Dam Queenslanders facing ongoing drought in the outback and water restrictions in coastal centres now have online reference to dam and weir levels. Sunwater has facilitated public access to information on 19 dams and 33 weirs and barrages it operates. The website covers current storage capacity and levels as well as changes measured Read More

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