Top five mining stories last week

South Flank modules arrive at Port Hedland. Image: BHP.

Stay on top of the most popular stories on Australian Mining over the past week, including an update on the progress being made at BHP’s South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara.

BHP receives first South Flank modules

BHP has welcomed the arrival of the first modules that are destined for the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

The 10 modules for South Flank’s rail-mounted stacker and reclaimer arrived in Port Hedland last week and are critical to South Flank achieving first ore in 2021. Read more…

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What are the top jobs in demand across Australia?

Hays has revealed the top five job hotspots for the first half of 2020 nationally, including mining engineers, geotechnical engineers, drill and blast operators, heavy diesel fitters and dump truck operators.

The office of the chief economist predicted that Australia’s resources and energy commodity exports could set a record of $281 billion in 2019–2020. Read more…

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Stanwell re-signs Downer with $600m Meandu contract

Downer EDI has won a five-year contract for mining services at the Meandu coal mine in Queensland valued at around $600 million.

Under the contract, Downer will complete full mining services, including operating the coal handling and preparation plant at the mine, which is owned by Stanwell Corporation in the South Burnett region. Read more…

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Henty mine collapse leaves worker missing

Diversified Minerals has confirmed that a PYBAR Mining Services contract worker has been trapped underground at the Henty gold operation in Tasmania after part of the mine collapsed.

The company has suspended operations and emergency services including Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania are helping with the search for the worker. Read more…

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CIMIC gains $180 million in contracts

CIMIC has secured $180 million worth of contracts in the mining sector across Western Australia and Queensland, through subsidiary UGL.

The company will provide mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and access services for maintenance, shutdowns and sustaining capital projects. Read more…

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