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MACA adds $200m CITIC Pacific contract to books
MACA has secured a hire and maintenance contract with CITIC Pacific Mining Management (CPM) at the Cape Preston Sino iron operation in Western Australia.
Australian mining employment declines: ABS
The number of mining employees in Australia has dropped, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)’s latest quarterly data on labour forces.
John Holland positions final piece of Fortescue railway
John Holland has laid the final piece of a 143-kilometre heavy haul rail track for Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana mine and rail project in Western Australia.
Rio Tinto employs solar technology to reduce emissions
Rio Tinto is exploring the use of solar technology to cut its global carbon emissions by partnering with renewable energy technology company, Heliogen.
Cat drives productivity with updated 992 wheel loader
Cat has released its new 992 wheel loader, offering significant jumps in productivity and efficiency for mining applications.
Horizon relinquishes Menzies, Goongarrie projects
Horizon Minerals has received the last of the $8 million and shares in Kingwest Resources for the sale of the Menzies and Goongarrie gold projects in Western Australia.
Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments
Keep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including Gold Industry Group, Peabody, Laneway and more.
Liebherr advances autonomy with R 9600 hydraulic excavator
Liebherr has launched its R 9600 hydraulic mining excavator, which enables automated capabilities for the mining industry.
Sandvik unveils innovative surface drill system
Sandvik has used a digital live show to showcase its latest development in surface top hammer drilling, the Top Hammer XL.
Fortescue injects $25m into mining job skills
Fortescue Metals Group has invested $25 million to create around 200 new traineeship positions in the company.
Iron ore loses steam amid crackdown on China’s steel mills
Iron ore prices for Australian fines imports to China have recovered to US$160.1 ($210) per dry metric tonne after falling to a six-week low earlier in the week.
Komatsu unveils latest longwall mining technology
Komatsu has recognised the most pressing issues for its customer base by releasing new Joy engineered powered roof support (PRS) solutions.
AVEVA, OSISoft to unlock AI-driven data software
AVEVA has completed a $US5 billion ($6.55 billion) acquisition of OSIsoft in a move that transforms the engineering and industrial software provider into an end-to-end solution.
Calidus to boost Warrawoona output with further acquisitions
Calidus Resources is anticipating a 23 per cent increase to its gold production at the Warrawoona project in Western Australia following the acquisition of the Blue Spec project from Novo Resources.
Australian copper production declines in 2020
The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) has found that global copper mine production remained stable in 2020 despite production declines in Australia.
Burgundy Diamond swoops in on Ellendale
Burgundy Diamond Mines has emerged as the next owner of the Ellendale and Blina diamond projects in Western Australia with ambitions to reach production within two years.
Kalium Lakes confirms Beyondie production capacity increase
Kalium Lakes has upgraded the capacity of the Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project in Western Australia to produce 100,000 tonnes per annum, with potential for further increases.
NSW wild weather narrows Whitehaven targets
Whitehaven Coal has updated its guidance as further setbacks including New South Wales’ wild weather disrupted its transport routes this month.
Glencore reduces capacity at Murrin Murrin
Glencore has reported a malfunction in its acid plant at the Murrin Murrin nickel-cobalt operation in Western Australia, which will temporarily reduce production.
New Hope invests in Bengalla to lift productivity
New Hope Group chief executive officer Reinhold Schmidt is expecting a stronger period ahead for the company, who experienced a decline in coal sales and production for the first half of the 2021 financial year.