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Rail’s role in the Australian mining industry remains crucial in connecting the ore, coal and other materials mined in the country to the rest of the world. Australian Mining speaks to Loram about its growing link to the industry in the country.
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Decmil Group has received two work packages for Adani Mining’s Carmichael coal and rail project in the Galilee Basin in Queensland.
Fortescue Metals Group’s school leaver shunting trainee program has welcomed its second intake of team members to the company’s rail operations team in Port Hedland.
Rio Tinto has awarded a $60 million contract to Monadelphous to provide maintenance services on its rail network in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
CIMIC Group’s services company, UGL, has been awarded $260 million worth of new rail and mining services contracts across Australia.
Fortescue Metals Group has officially started construction at the Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is testing the viability of longer coal trains capable of running closer together through the Hunter valley.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a detailed timeline of the events that led to the derailment of a runaway BHP iron ore train in the Pilbara last November.
India’s Adani has reportedly completed financing of the Carmichael coal mine and is close to securing funds for the rail component of the project.
Rail operator Aurizon has received a newly-built batch of coal wagons at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales.
Rail operator Aurizon will withdraw an application to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) for funding to assist with a rail development in the Galilee Basin in Queensland.
BHP has donated 53 metres of rail track to a Western Australian school in the Pilbara to help provide its students with real life skills and training in rail installation.
GE Transportation and Aurizon have announced a successful implementation of GE’s Movement Planner into Aurizon’s Control Centre.
Initial bids for Glencore’s Hunter Valley rolling stock and haulage assets are rolling in.
Pacific National has been found to have failed to act upon recommendations from internal investigations of wheel fractures before a coal train derailment in August, 2015.
The proposed sale of the $4 billion Australian Rail Track Corporation has been canned by the Federal Government this week as it pursues its ambitious Melbourne-to-Brisbane inland rail project.
Glencore has announced it intends to sell its Hunter Valley coal rail assets.
North Korea is reportedly upgrading its coal haulage rail lines as it plans to increase output.