ABB launches new Australian-designed motor control centre that improves safety in mining industry

Automation technology group ABB has launched a new Australian-designed motor control centre for mining and industrial applications, addressing the key needs of operators and...

Rio Tinto mines record volumes of iron ore in Australia

Rio Tinto extracted record volumes of iron ore in Australia in 2014, adding to the global oversupply of the commodity which pushed prices to...

Manufacturing Minister Tom Kenyon backs $350-million smelter transformation

Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade Minister, Tom Kenyon last night attended a public meeting in Port Pirie to discuss legislation before State Parliament providing Nyrstar...

Fortescue to strengthen ties with China with eight new MoUs

Fortescue Metals Group is signing eight Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with public and private steel mills from various provinces and municipalities across China on...

Rio Tinto’s autonomous haul trucks achieve significant milestone

In yet another milestone, Rio Tinto has announced that its fleet of autonomous haul trucks last week moved their one-billionth tonne of both ore...

QLD Government to Pay if Dredging Caused Fish Poisoning

  Shine Lawyers, acting for Gladstone fishermen has warned that the Queensland government could be forced to pay more than $20 million in compensation if...

Indonesia Revokes Australian Mining Permit

Indonesia has revoked a gold mining exploration permit granted to an Australian miner, following deadly protests against the project. In 2010, West Nusa Tenggara province...

World’s Biggest Miner, BHP Billiton Puts $30b Expansion Plans On Hold

BHP Billiton has announced it will investigate an alternative, less capital-intensive design of the $30 billion Olympic Dam open-pit expansion in South Australia. The world's biggest...

Chevron starts production at Wheatstone LNG project

Chevron has commenced production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Wheatstone Project located 12km west of Onslow on the Pilbara coast of Western...

New mine investment to generate 500 jobs in Victoria

A new multi-million dollar investment in the Stockman zinc-copper mine project near Benambra is expected to create more than 500 jobs in East Gippsland,...
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