Fenner Dunlop has enjoyed a strong 18 months, buoyed by resurgent commodity prices — particularly coal and iron ore — following a period of industry-wide downturn.
The mining sector saw a 32.1 per cent increase in job opportunities since a year ago, despite a 6.2 per cent fall in the RBA’s Non Rural Bulk Commodity Price Index last April. The rise is reflected in the DFP Mining and Resources Job Index, which has experienced consistent rise for 10 consecutive months.
The $420 million deal between Golding and Wonbindi over Baralaba North coal mine in Queensland has now been finalised.
NRW subsidiary Golding Contractors and Baralaba Coal Company subsidiary Wonbindi Coal have agreed to extend the limited notice to proceed (LNTP) on the Baralaba North coal mine in Queensland to May 9, increasing the contract’s value from $350 million to $420 million and extending the contract terms by four months.
RPMGlobal has expanded its suite of commodity-based mine scheduling software solutions through the launch of their Steeply Dipping Coal (SDC) XPAC Solution, a mine scheduling solution specifically tailored for the complex scheduling issues unique to this type of geology.
NRW Holdings subsidiary, Golding Contractors, and Wonbindi Coal have extended a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) in regards to the mine plan and contract at the Baralaba North metallurgical coal mine in Queensland.
Rail operator Aurizon has received a newly-built batch of coal wagons at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales.
Bengal Coal has secured a mining lease for the Dysart East coal project in the Bowen Basin of Queensland until 2039.
BHP has confirmed it will leave the World Coal Council (WCA) because of differing views on how climate change concerns can be managed.
FLSmidth’s service exchange program has enabled a leading open cut mine in the Hunter Valley to reduce the potential lead time for a replacement fine coal centrifuge from eight weeks to just 48 hours.
Glencore has delivered a $140 million increase to Thiess’ coal mining services contract at the Mt Owen mine in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
The CIMIC mining services division has been awarded a $240 million contract extension at Arutmin’s Satui mine and a $150 million extension at its Senakin mine, both in South Kalimantan.
Thiess has been awarded a three-year $280 million contract extension at the Wahana coal mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its 80 per cent interest in the Kestrel underground coal mine in Queensland to a consortium comprising EMR Capital and Indonesia’s PT Adaro Energy for $US2.25 billion.
Thiess has won a $185 million contract to provide additional mining services for BHP at the Mt Arthur coal operation in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its interests in the Hail Creek coal mine and Valeria coal project in Queensland to Glencore for $US1.7 billion.
Almost 2000 jobs were added to New South Wales’ coal industry in 2017, the latest figures from Coal Services have revealed.
Fenner Dunlop’s redesigned rockbox transfer system and ongoing conveyor modifications at Yancoal Australia’s Ashton Coal underground mine are improving conveyor availability, reducing costs and minimising the potential for shutdowns usually associated with mining a narrow seam.
Peabody Energy has ordered a complete Cat longwall mining system for its North Goonyella coal mine located in central Queensland.
Mastermyne Group has been awarded the role as contract partner for an early contractor involvement process (ECI) at Stanmore Coal’s proposed Isaac Plains underground mine.