The Queensland state government has given the development approval for up to 195 wind turbines at Clarke Creek, 150 kilometres north west of Rockhampton. Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the $1 billion Lacour Energy wind farm project would involve approximately 350 jobs during construction. “In addition to building the turbines, associated infrastructure will include substations, temporary … Continue reading $1bn Central Queensland wind farm given go ahead
Resource and energy exports are on track to reach a new record level of $230 billion in 2017-18 and earn a trillion dollars for Australia in the next five years. The March 2018 Resources and Energy Quarterly released yesterday by the department of industry, innovation and science mentions higher iron ore and coal prices and … Continue reading Resources, energy exports setting new records
A survey by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) involving 27 chief executives from resources companies has found that half plan to spend more in Queensland with their local supplier in 2018 and none plan to spend less. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said resources companies spent $6.2 billion – the equivalent of $120 million every … Continue reading Qld’s resource sector plans to spend more in 2018
Australia’s resources and energy export earnings increased by 1.2 per cent to reach a record level of $52.5 billion in the September quarter of 2017. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said the figures in the December 2017 Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) showed the value of the resources sector to the Australian … Continue reading Resources and energy earnings reached $52b in Q4 2017
Queensland’s resources sector continues to drive jobs and investment with a $55.1 billion contribution to the state’s economy in 2016-17, which supported the equivalent of 282,633 full-time jobs. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) chief executive, Ian Macfarlane will launch the eighth annual economic contribution report at the QRC’s Annual Lunch in Brisbane with Senator Matt Canavan, … Continue reading Resources deliver more than $500bn in eight years: QRC
Perth Heavy engineering company Civmec, which recently started targeting work in defence, has said other contractors have been unimpressed by their entry to the sector.
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Honeywell has announced a five-year agreement to provide maintenance, support and project delivery to Refining NZ, New Zealand’s sole oil refinery, through the HPS Assurance 360 program.
Richmond Wheels and Castors have evolved over more than half a century, though have remained family-owned and committed to manufacturing in Australia.
Small and Medium Enterprises will have more opportunity to build their capabilities from resources projects after today’s Third Resources Sector Supplier Advisory Forum according to minister.ret.gov.au
Western Australia’s manufacturing workers turned up in droves to a rally last week demanding resource companies employ Australians.
While Queensland is riding the resources boom, the manufacturing industry remains a key component of the state’s GDP, as delegates at a recent QMI Solutions conference discussed.
Swiss company Geobrugg AG has established a manufacturing plant in Perth for the supply of steel wire mesh to the local mining and civil engineering industries.
Almost 73% of Australian workers in the mining, industrial and construction sectors have expressed their concern about the widening gap between the two-speed economy.
Sandvik Mining has opened its $50m Hunter Valley Site facility for the manufacture, assembly and support of surface and underground coal equipment.
A Norwegian supplier has landed a contract with Woodside Energy for the manufacture and supply of electro-hydraulic steel tube umbilicals (EHU) for an oil and gas project off the north-west coast of Australia.
Japanese company JFE Steel will provide 150,000 tonnes of steel pipe for Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project, representing another blow for Australia’s struggling steel industry.