According to the latest BIS Oxford Economics report, mining exploration, production and maintenance are all expected to lift significantly through 2018.
Contractor Macmahon has executed a $350 million mining services contract at the Byerwen coal mine in the Bowen Basin of Queensland.
Adani Australia says the creation of jobs across its Carmichael mine, rail and port projects in regional Queensland is “well under way”.
Myuna Colliery was facing closure until Centennial Coal stepped in with its Myuna Herringbone system.
The strong turnaround in coal prices and increased demand for New South Wales coal at key export markets is delivering more mining jobs for the state.
Rail operator Aurizon has confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions with several parties about an acquisition and restructuring of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).
Thiess, CIMIC’s mining services provider, has been awarded a $300 million contract by Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) to expand operations at the Sangatta coal mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Thiess, CIMIC Group’s mining services provider, has secured two contracts with the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) worth a combined $440 million.
American law firm Hagens Berman has filed a class action lawsuit against Rio Tinto over the miner’s failed dealings in Mozambique earlier this decade.
Action Drill & Blast (ADB), a subsidiary of NRW Holdings, has been awarded several mining contracts worth a combined $57 million.
The Australia Institute, a Canberra-based think tank that covers a wide range of subjects, has announced that the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is overzealous in its promotion of the coal industry.
Rio Tinto and two former leading executives, including Tom Albanese, have been charged with fraud in the United States over the company’s dealings in Mozambique earlier this decade.
Mineral processing specialist FLSmidth is providing ongoing design and operational guidance to increase fine coal output and productivity improvements at one of New South Wales’ premier open pit coal mines.
South32 has restarted production at the Appin coal mine in New South Wales following a an operational review to improve performance.
Whitehaven Coal is confident of a positive outlook for the company in the global coal market.
The Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science remains steadfast in its forecast that the iron ore price will average below $US50 a tonne in 2019.
India’s Adani has chosen Townsville and Rockhampton as the Queensland cities to host the fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) hubs for the proposed Carmichael coal operation in the Galilee Basin.
Yancoal Australia has exercised a call option to purchase Mitsubishi’s 28.9 per cent interest in the Warkworth coal joint venture in the Hunter Valley for $US230 million ($291.7 million).
Rio Tinto plans to buy back another $US2.5 billion ($3.1 billion) worth of shares, returning the proceeds from the sale of Coal & Allied to shareholders.
Rio Tinto has increased its coal reserves at the Kestrel underground coal mine in the Bowen Basin in Queensland by almost 50 per cent.