CIMIC companies win BHP Western Ridge contract

BHP has awarded a A$757 million contract to CIMIC’s Sedgman and CPB Contractors, in joint venture, to undertake its Western Ridge Crusher project in Western Australia. The companies have worked with the miner over the past year to progress engineering, design and long-lead procurement for the project. The terms of the deal involves an end-to-end solution for design and construction…

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Rio Tinto train derails, hits stationary unit

An autonomous Rio Tinto train hit a set of stationary wagons about 80 kilometres outside Karratha, Western Australia, just after midnight on 13 May, damaging 22 wagons and three locomotives, reported ABC News. There were no reported injuries, but Mining and Energy Union Secretary Greg Busson said five staff who were further down the line working on the stationary equipment…

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GR Engineering wins Kathleen Valley EPC contract

Liontown Resources has executed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with GR Engineering Services for the delivery and commissioning of a paste plant facility to support the underground lithium operations at its Kathleen Valley project in Western Australia. The miner said the paste plant will include two trains capable of producing up to 160 cubic metres of paste per…

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Regis digs into two new expansion projects

Regis Resources said it will extend its Garden Well and Rosemont underground mines in Western Australia to support its growth strategy. The extensions – Garden Well Main and Rosemont Stage 3 –  are expected to deliver between 100,000 to 120,000 ounces of gold annually beginning in fiscal year 2027. Underground operations commenced at Rosemont in 2019 and at Garden Well…

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Aggreko powers Porphyry mine with new solar farm

Energy solutions company Aggreko has commissioned a new 4.4-megawatt solar farm utilising 5B Maverick PV panels, as well as two Aggreko Y.Cube battery energy storage systems (BESS), to supply renewable power to Northern Star Resources’ Porphyry gold mine in Western Australia. The existing 5-MW diesel power station – owned and operated by Aggreko – has been connected and integrated with…

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EnviroGold to streamline leaching tech demos   

EnviroGold has announced plans to build a centralized demonstration facility near Brisbane, Australia, that will use the company’s proprietary leaching technology to process tailings from multiple mining sites.  EnviroGold said constructing and installing the NVRO Clean Leach Process processing unit in a centralized location would better streamline the testing process. The company noted the facility will eliminate regulatory and environmental…

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Zhaojin secures Tietto Minerals’ majority ownership

China’s Zhaojin Capital, a unit of Zhaojin Mining, has won control of Australian-based gold producer Tietto Minerals after a six-month takeover battle that values the latter at A$733 million ($474.62 million), reportedReuters. Zhaojin’s original offer of A$0.58 per share was increased on 15 April to A$0.68 per share and declared “best and final” offer. Tietto’s board said it believed the…

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Macmahon locks in Boston Shaker contract extension

Australian contractor Macmahon has confirmed the receipt of a three-year mining services contract with AngloGold Ashanti for its Boston Shaker underground gold operation in Western Australia. The deal, worth A$352 million, now extends its alliance partnership to 1 May 2027 and is expected to generate revenue of $117 million annually. It has been providing services to AngloGold’s Boston Shaker since…

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Crushing commences at Liontown lithium project

Western Australia-based Liontown Resources announced a massive milestone for its Kathleen Valley lithium project: first ore crushed.  “Commissioning of the dry plant commenced in late March with the team energising equipment and conducting thorough checks of the systems to ensure everything works in accordance with the design,” said the miner. Liontown noted that it will gradually ramp up the volume…

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The Boom is coming to Newmont

Newmont Mining has selected lifting systems supplier Boom Logistics for a contract at its Boddington gold operation in Western Australia. The five-year contract is expected to generate revenue of A$60 million. It will be effective in the fourth quarter of this year. The details of the systems to be utilised weren’t disclosed. Boom CE Ben Pieyre said the deal builds…

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