Metro Mining has recommenced operations at its Bauxite Hills mine, having completed activities relating to expanding production in 2019.
South32 has awarded a long-term engineering services contract at the Worsley Alumina bauxite operations in Western Australia to SRG Global.
Metro Mining’s Bauxite Hills mine north of Weipa is back in operation after a planned hiatus during the wet season in Far North Queensland.
Rio Tinto has reopened all of the operations in Western Australia and Queensland that were temporarily closed in anticipation of the cyclones on both sides of the country.
Major miners Rio Tinto and BHP are gearing up in preparation for the cyclones on both the west and east coasts of Australia.
The major miner has completed commissioning of the Amrun mine in Far North Queensland ahead of schedule and as global supply of the higher-grade bauxite produced at the site becomes scarcer.
Government reporting from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Geoscience Australia (GA) have pointed to a resources and energy sector in good health following on from a record $248 billion in exports in 2018.
Australian Bauxite has launched mining and screening at the Bald Hill mine in northern Tasmania to prepare for its next cargo of seaborne cement-grade product.
The maiden bauxite shipment from Rio Tinto’s newest mine, Amrun in Queensland, has arrived at the Port of Gladstone.
Rio Tinto has made its first shipment of bauxite from the Amrun project in Queensland six weeks ahead of schedule.
Rio Tinto’s Gove Operations has been recognised as a world-class bauxite producer in the global aluminium industry at the 2018 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory Export and Industry Awards.
The Australia Workers’ Union (AWU) and aluminium-focused Alcoa have reached an agreement regarding a strike that took place at Alcoa operations in Western Australia.
Metro Mining has shipped one million tonnes (Mt) of bauxite from its Bauxite Hills mine north of Weipa on Western Cape York, five months since the commencement of mining operations.
Rio Tinto’s Amrun Chith export facility team, McConnell Dowell, Bechtel and Jacobs, have won a Queensland Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Earth Award for its civil construction.
Metro Mining is speeding through 2018 with a series of success – its Bauxite Hills mine has seen a strong first quarter of production, ramping up to realising a targeted production of 2 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) in 2018 with two more offtake agreements.
Alcoa workers in Western Australia have gone on strike over the company’s new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) for its operations.
Rio Tinto has posted its half-year financial results for 2018, revealing a significant capex increase of 34 per cent and cost hike of $530 million.
Rio Tinto is on track to hit the upper part of its Pilbara iron ore guidance in 2018 after a strong end to the first half of the year.
Metro Mining’s equity raising effort has led to an oversubscribed institutional placement, increasing its initial equity raising ambitions of $15 million up to $17.5 million.
Metro Mining has announced its first shipment from the Bauxite Hills mine in Queensland to China. The 62,000t shipment is to be delivered from the Bauxite Hills mine (around 95km north of Weipa in Queensland) to Shandong, China via the Hong Kong cargo vessel Spring Oasis.