Top five mining stories last week

Image: Adani.

Stay on top of the most popular stories on Australian Mining over the past week, including the latest contract awarded by Adani for the Carmichael mine and rail project in Queensland.

Adani awards QLD business $100m rail construction contract

Adani has handed out a $100 million rail contract to Martinus Rail, which will deliver the work out of Rockhampton, Queensland.

This is the latest in the more than $450 million worth of contracts awarded for the Carmichael coal and rail project. A majority of these have been given to regional Queensland areas. Read more…

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Downer wins solar farm contract at Fortescue site

Downer has secured a $165 million contract from Alinta Energy to build a 60 megawatt solar farm at Fortescue Metals Group’s Chichester Hub in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

The contractor was also awarded a contract for the supporting power infrastructure as part of the Chichester Solar Gas Hybrid Project. Read more…

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LEGO unveils replica Liebherr R 9800 excavator

LEGO has released a replica model of the 800-tonne Liebherr R 9800 excavator, the biggest LEGO Technic set ever.

Liebherr spent months collaborating with LEGO designers to create a replica of the Liebherr model. Read more…

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Emeco fends off BGC Contracting takeover bid speculation

Emeco has surfaced as one of the Australian-listed companies that is showing interest in acquiring up-for-sale BGC Contracting.

The mining equipment rental business claimed it continually explored opportunities to add value to Emeco Group and its shareholders. Read more…

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Rio Tinto to review smelter future as aluminium prices struggle

Rio Tinto will conduct a strategic review of its interest in the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter in New Zealand to determine the site’s ongoing viability and competitive position.

The move comes at a time when the global market for the industry is struggling against high energy costs and declining prices. Read more…

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