- Atlas Copco
- BHP Billiton
- Doray Minerals
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Ichthys LNG
- iron ore
- job cuts
- liquefied natural gas
- Nev Power
- Northern Territory
- oil and gas
- Rio Tinto
- tailings Dam
- Western Australia
- Moody’s lifts Fortescue rating on back of iron ore strength
Moody’s Investor Service has upgraded Fortescue’s (FMG) credit ratings amid the higher iron ore price.
- BHP, Vale negotiate Samarco clean up costs
Vale, BHP Billiton Brazil and Samarco have entered a preliminary agreement with Brazil’s Federal Prosecutors’ Office over remediation fees following the Samarco tailings dam failure.
- Boyne aluminium smelter poised to slash workforce, lower production
Rio Tinto’s Boyne Smelters (BSL) is set to announce a round of job cuts after it revealed plans to reduce production.
- Mining moves: Doray Minerals appoints new managing director, and more
Australian Mining brings readers the latest corporate appointments and departures in the local and international mining industry, including the appointment of a managing director at Doray Minerals and Fortescue’s new CFO.
- Rio Tinto’s latest Amrun contract to create 150 jobs in Queensland
Rio Tinto has awarded a $70 million bulk earthworks contract to civil engineering firm QBirt for the development of mine infrastructure at the Amrun bauxite project in northern Queensland.
- South32 overcomes challenges to keep production targets in reach
Despite performance challenges South32 believes it remains on track to achieve the 2017 financial year production guidance set at most of its operations.
- Samarco restart ‘probable’ in March
Brazil’s mines and energy minister Fernando Coelho Filho has suggested a restart of production at Samarco is likely in March.
- EnerMech acquires electrical supplier EPS Group
Engineering company EnerMech has acquired oil and gas electrical services supplier EPS Group in Australia and the Americas.
- Caterpillar to expand range of autonomous trucks
Caterpillar has launched a project that will see the mining equipment manufacturer move further into autonomous technology.
- Rio Tinto, Chinalco end exploration joint venture in China
Rio Tinto and Aluminium Corp of China (Chinalco) have reportedly terminated their joint venture set up to explore for copper.
- Struggling uranium market pushes ERA to another impairment
Rio Tinto subsidiary Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) is anticipating it will report a $231 million impairment for 2016 as lower uranium prices continue to impact the company.
- Swift Networks to keep Ichthys entertained
Communications company Swift Networks has won a contract to supply a broad suite of services, including entertainment content, connectivity and related support to the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project offshore Western Australia.
- RCR Tomlinson secures EPC contract at Pilbara lithium project
Lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract at the Pilgangoora project in Western Australia to RCR Tomlinson.
- Hexagon Mining snaps up Perth-based tech company MiPlan
Hexagon Mining has acquired Perth-based technology company MiPlan, a developer of mobile software applications for field data collection, fleet management, production management and reporting.
- Atlas Copco plans to spin-off mining division
Swedish equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco is planning to split into two companies next year, with its mining and construction tools division shaping as the basis of a new entity.
- Rio Tinto boosts iron ore shipments as Pilbara mines lift output
Rio Tinto has cited a three per cent increase in Pilbara iron ore shipments in 2016 compared to 2015.
- Australian LNG developments trigger export growth: EnergyQuest
Australia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports surged in 2016 as a plethora of new projects in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland triggered a flood of new shipments to global markets, a new report from EnergyQuest has found.
- Fortescue locks in Gaines as new CFO
Fortescue Metals Group has appointed one of its directors, Elizabeth Gaines, to the role of chief financial officer.
- WA-based Kalamazoo Resources lists on the ASX
Western Australia gold and copper explorer Kalamazoo Resources has listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) after successfully raising $5 million in capital.
- WA approves Cameco uranium project despite environmental concern
Cameco’s proposed Yeelirrie mine in the Goldfields region of Western Australia is the latest uranium development to be approved by the state government.