Australia Mining News

Major WA contract awarded

One of the most sought after mining services contracts in Western Australia was this week awarded to WA company Doric Constructions….more at Australian Mining

SEW-Eurodrive wins Supplier of the Year Award at Bulk Handling Awards

Leading drives solutions provider , a leading drives solutions provider, has emerged as the winner of the 2009 Supplier of the Year award at the Australian Bulk Handling Awards.

Ground breaking ceremony marks start of new iron ore mine

The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett - known for his keen interest in resource development - joined Australian and Chinese officials Sunday for a ceremony to mark the start of a magnetite-iron ore project that will help open up the Mid West region of the State

Faragher approves Southdown iron ore mine

Australia’s largest magnetite producer, Grange Resources, has received the final all-clear for its Southdown iron ore project from Western Australian Environment Minister Donna Faragher……more at Australian Mining

Leighton new kid on processing block

THE Australian coal processing market has itself a new player with Leighton Mining today announcing it has teamed up with DRA Pacific to offer design, construction, operation and maintenance of coal handling and processing plants……more […]

New high grade underground gold mine to commission in January

The move into underground mining by Ramelius Resources at Wattle Dam in Western Australia is on schedule to begin ramp-up production next month.

Newmont Announces Commercial Production at Boddington

Newmont Mining Corporation has announced that its Boddington operation in Western Australia has achieved commercial production…..more at MEIOnline

Wesfarmers Curragh wins national export award

QUEENSLAND coal mining company Wesfarmers Curragh has taken top honours in the Minerals and Energy category at the 47th Australian Export Awards held last Friday at Parliament House in Canberra…..more at Coal Mining

New IR laws may unbalance pay levels

A new industrial relations system set to come into effect in the new year will mean an uneven playing field for highly skilled trades people, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia (CCIWA) has […]

The essentials of sustainable planning and design

Mining contractor Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has published an article on its website outlining the importance of considering sustainability during project planning and design…..more at Australian Mining

Australian gold explorers told new approaches needed to arrest the production rot

A global gold conference in Perth was told by a senior Newcrest executive, the country's biggest domestically-owned miner that more greenfields exploration and new search techniques will be required to keep Australian gold production in the global race.

Lift cushions respond to Coroner's call for high capacity airbags

rugged reusable lifting cushions respond precisely to the call by the Queensland State Coroner in Rockhampton* for coal mining operations to equip each underground district with airbags of sufficient capacity to move or lift the […]

NHP introduces Schaffner power quality equipment – solutions for industrial power systems

NHP Electrical Engineering Products (NHP) has announced that it has been awarded sole distributing rights to the Schaffner range of power quality products. This is effective from October 2009 and applies to the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Rudd Government plays Santa Claus with renewable energy groups

The Kevin Rudd-led Australian Government which is pushing for a green energy component in Australia's power network, and has plans to saddle mining and other industries with an emissions trading scheme, has just made grants of A$235 million to renewable energy companies

BHP opens Newman Mining Hub

BHP Billiton has officially opened the Newman Mining Hub in Western Australia.

Richmond Australia and New Zealand provides polyurethane pipe rollers

From the installation of underground cabling, to the laying of gas, oil or water pipelines from mining to agriculture, Richmond pipe rollers ensure that any installation or design is achieved safely and efficiently.

Australia to impose 16% dumping duty on certain types of Chinese aluminium

The decision follows a similar one in Canada

Maxair pipe systems and Compressor packages from Dynamic Air Systems

Many Australian companies have benefited from the features of Maxair pipe systems and Compressor packages, as supplied by Dynamic Air Systems . An Australian mining company has recently taken delivery of a 63mm MAXAIR pipe system and an Atlas Copco compressor package comprising of three compressors and equipment.

Slipping hard hats a thing of the past with Safe-Mate protective head wear accessories

Mining, electrical and construction workers often struggle with with slipping hard hats, which can be an unwelcome distraction from their job. An Australian designer has been commissioned to fix this problem and has come up with the Safe-Mate hard hat and welding helmet accessory.

Rösler starts own retreading facility in Australia and becomes supplier for Rio Tinto

Rösler has signed a one-year supply contract with Rio Tinto to deliver Schelkmann Precured Retreaded (SPR) tyres to Rio Tinto’s iron ore mines in Western Australia. There is also potential for Rösler to supply Rio […]

New tensioner eases hydraulic worries

JENNMAR Australia has released a new tensioning device for cable bolts that uses no hydraulics, reducing manual handling and removing high-pressure hydraulic safety issues……more at International Longwall News

Kubota lends an ‘earthmoving’ hand

KUBOTA Tractor Australia (KTA) has donated a tractor with front end loader to The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) to aid in a Bushfire Recovery Fencing Project as a part of the major clean up the […]

Lucky country feels luckier as economy grows

Earlier this year, finance broker Finlease (Australia) predicted that the economy was never in as bad a shape as many analysts were suggesting. So we looked at the world through the eyes of a small business operator, we called him ‘Barry the Builder’ and his family. What we now find is that for Barry, his wife Betty and the two children, as predicted things, are looking much brighter than others had anticipated.

New Fluke 27 II and 28 II digital multimeters shrug off dust and water and float

Fluke Australia , known for its durable handheld electronic test and measurement tools, has introduced its toughest tools yet. The Fluke 27 II and 28 II digital multimeters are designed to survive water, dust and rough handling.

RR Fisher & Co Ltd presents new safety couplings with damage mitigation up to 160,000 Nm

R+W Coupling Technology, represented in Australia by RR Fisher & Co Ltd ., has released a new range of safety couplings, the Series ST Torque Limiters available from RR Fisher & Co Ltd.