National Pump and energy
Mining Link News Stories
Prelude Arrives in AustraliaThursday 27th of July 2017 07:39:34 AM

Shell Australia's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters this week after its 5,800km journey from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. Prelude is the first deployment of Shell’s FLNG technology, that will see a 488 metre ....

Australia's Largest Testing Rig unveiled in RockyThursday 27th of July 2017 06:48:05 AM

Siemens has invested $5 million into the Rockhampton Service Centre, which unveiled this week, Australia’s largest and most advanced gearbox load test rig for mining, wind power and other core industries. The test rig will provide a much needed service capability for the region and beyond. ....

Dinosaur find at Qld mine siteMonday 24th of July 2017 05:11:15 AM

Palaeontologists and volunteers will work over the next month excavating and studying 30,000-year-old dinosaur bones at the South Walker Creek mine in Central Queensland. The team of eight people, led by Queensland Museum palaeontologist Scott Hocknull, will be excavating a riverbed at the mine ....

Black Thoated Finch puts new coal mine at riskFriday 21st of July 2017 07:47:51 AM

The controversial black throated finch is back to cause problems for Adani with a fresh legal challenge over the planned Carmichael coalmine. New advice has found the federal environment minister’s approval of the mine may have been unlawful in light of new scientific evidence of its impacts ....

Monadelphous Awarded $55M in ContractsThursday 20th of July 2017 08:00:31 AM

Monadelphous Group Limited announced on Wednesday it has been awarded a number of new work packages with a combined value of approximately $55 million. The engineering company will carry out piping modification and fabrication for Technip Oceania Pty Ltd (TechnipFMC) on the hook-up and ....

Speculation around Rio Tinto selling Qld AssetsThursday 20th of July 2017 06:26:24 AM

There is speculation rising over a possible sale of Rio Tinto's aluminium assets in Gladstone, including Queensland Alumina Limited, Boyne Smelter Limited and Rio Tinto Yarwun. According to The Australian, "several interested parties" are believed to be looking closely at the Queensland ....

Capricorn Copper secures $45M Funding for Qld mineWednesday 19th of July 2017 08:57:04 AM

Capricorn Copper Pty Ltd has signed an Agreement with BNP Paribas for A$45 million to restart its mine in Northwest Queensland. The funding will go towards the refurbishment and restart project of its 100% owned Capricorn Copper mine. Capricorn Copper Chairman, Owen Hegarty, said he was very ....

Census reveals Population Change in Qld Mining CommunitiesWednesday 19th of July 2017 08:26:56 AM

Mining communities across the Bowen Basin in Queensland have seen a decrease in population in the past five years. While Moranbah, Dysart and Clermont has only seen a marginal drop, Hail Creek and Glenden dropped significantly, falling by more than half. Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms a ....

Australian Rock to be featured in LondonTuesday 18th of July 2017 07:11:35 AM

A 2.6 billion-year-old rock has traveled from the Pilbara region to go on display at a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum (NHM), opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Sourced from Rio Tinto’s Mount Tom Price mine and selected with the assistance of Traditional Owners, the ....

Construction of the Northern Gas Pipeline commencesThursday 13th of July 2017 07:35:38 AM

Construction officially began yesterday on the 622-kilometre-long Northern Gas Pipeline which will run from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa. More than 80 people attended a sod-turning ceremony near Tennant Creek including Northern Territory Chief Minister, the Hon. Michael Gunner, and former New South ....

World Exclusive Internship for MinersThursday 13th of July 2017 07:12:03 AM

Need a break from work? EA Ski and Snowboard are offering you the opportunity to have the winter of a lifetime!! Get a guaranteed instructor job offer AND a guaranteed salary, at a world-class ski resort when you join the EA internship program. Choose from any of their 22 resorts throughout ....

Possible Payouts for Black Lung victimsTuesday 11th of July 2017 06:38:14 AM

Mine workers diagnosed with black lung could receive lump-sum payments. As part of proposed legislation being examined by the Queensland parliament's Finance and Administration committee, anyone diagnosed with coal workers' pneumoconiosis could be eligible for payouts ranging between $18,000 and ....

NPE appointed National Distributorship of Minetuff pumpsMonday 10th of July 2017 06:39:17 AM

National Pump & Energy (NPE), one of Australia’s largest specialised dewatering and power generation companies, have been appointed the National distributorship of Minetuff pumps. Minetuff pumps was recently acquired by newly formed Qld based company Minetuff Dewatering Pumps Australia ....

Mining Contractor fined over diesel leakThursday 6th of July 2017 12:47:22 PM

Mining contractor Downer EDI has been stung with a $15,000 fine after a small diesel leak at the Mount Thorley site. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) attributed the diesel leak at the Hunter site to poor maintenance. Evidently explosive manufacturers officers, who carried out a ....

Construction Services encouraged to Register interest for Olympic DamThursday 6th of July 2017 06:29:11 AM

Construction Services are being sought to register their expressions of interest (EOI) for upcoming works at BHP's Olympic Dam in South Australia. Existing and new contractors can register via the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway online. Registering involves answering a number of ....

Rio Tinto confirms death of mine workerWednesday 5th of July 2017 08:53:50 AM

A mine worker at Rio Tinto's Yandicoogina iron ore mine in Western Australia has died. The man aged in his early 50's, died Tuesday morning. The company said in a statement yesterday that "an employee at Rio Tinto's Yandicoogina iron ore mine passed away this morning following a serious ....

Aurizon Rally to hear from SenatorTuesday 4th of July 2017 07:10:31 AM

In the wake of Aurizon's decision to cease Central Queensland operations, Victoria-based Senator Kim Carr will address a crowd of sacked Aurizon workers at todays rally in Rockhampton. Sen Carr said Rockhampton could have a strong rail future if the State and Federal Governments make the "right ....

Liddell Power Station to closeTuesday 4th of July 2017 06:35:46 AM

AGL will close its Liddell Power Station and begin focusing on renewable energy. Only 23 coal-fired power stations remain in Australia, the Liddell plant – which is between Muswellbrook and Singleton in NSW – is the next slated to close, a federal government report said. Ten coal-fired ....

Monadelphous secures $170m contractFriday 30th of June 2017 09:04:25 AM

Monadelphous Group Limited announced this week it has secured new construction and fabrication contracts worth approximately $170 million. The engineering company has secured a new contract with JKC Australia LNG to carry out works at the Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities in Darwin. The ....

Hazelwood owner to stand trial over mine blazeFriday 30th of June 2017 08:31:38 AM

The owner of the Hazelwood coal mine has been committed to stand trial over the mine fire which covered parts of south-east Victoria in thick smoke in 2014. Hazelwood Power Corporation (HPC) yesterday pleaded not guilty after an eight-day committal hearing in Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court to ....

BHP approves Pilbara Project fundingThursday 29th of June 2017 08:45:46 AM

BHP, this week announced approval of $244 million (BHP share) in initial funding for the South Flank sustaining mine project in the central Pilbara, Western Australia. The South Flank project, which will leverage and expand the existing Mining Area C hub, is BHP’s preferred option to replace ....

WA mining projects rejected for second timeThursday 29th of June 2017 07:57:33 AM

Mineral Resources Limited's Jackson 5 and Bungalbin East Iron Ore Project first applied to operate two new iron ore mines in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region in 2015. The proposal was referred to the EPA for assessment, and the agency said they would not attempt to assess the area, located ....

Federal Treasurer threatens States over gas miningThursday 29th of June 2017 07:09:39 AM

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has threatened state and territory governments with cutting their share of GST revenue should they limit gas exploration. South Australia and Queensland are the only two states or territories currently without some form of limit on fracking or other gas ....

Perth Shipbuilder lands $780M ContractTuesday 27th of June 2017 06:45:31 AM

Perth-based shipbuilder Austal has secured a $780 million contract by the US Navy, to supply an additional Littoral Combat Ship. It's the 14th combat ship Austal has already been contracted to build, with five vessels already completed, the sixth is soon to be handed over. Austal chief ....

Wollongong Coal taken to courtTuesday 27th of June 2017 06:29:43 AM

Wollongong Coal being taken to court for its alleged failure to pay rent to the NSW Government comes at a bad time for the miner – it is already being investigated over whether it is a “fit and proper person” to hold a mining licence. The state’s Resources Regulator announced on Thursday ....

Curtis Island gear goes under hammerTuesday 27th of June 2017 06:09:52 AM

Used equipment from Queensland Curtis LNG Surat Basin Project will go under the hammer on Wednesday in an auction held by Hassalls. More than 700 lots of unused and pre-loved gear from the Project will be up for grabs. Bidders will be offered agriculture and irrigation equipment, light vehicles, ....

Students get Opportunity to explore Engineering and TradesTuesday 27th of June 2017 05:41:37 AM

Indigenous and female students make up nearly half the students taking part in the trade and engineering camps, run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) in Mount Isa this week. Glencore employees will assist 35 Year 11 and 12 students who have the choice of refurbishing push ....

Glencore supports Nyrstar Project At Port PirieFriday 23rd of June 2017 09:46:15 AM

Glencore has announced it has been engaged by Nyrstar to provide, through the Kazzinc operation in Kazakhstan, training and ramp-up support services in connection with Nyrstar’s Transformation Project in Port Pirie, South Australia. The Transformation Project includes the installation of an ....

Adani Portal Opens for Job SeekersWednesday 21st of June 2017 04:35:43 AM

For those who have been waiting to work for the most talked about mine, Adani has launched its jobs portal for their proposed Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. Job seekers can register for free and can receive emails notifying them of relevant job vacancies. There are 22 questions to fill ....

Second-hand mining, civil equipment up 41 per cent as industry recoversFriday 5th of May 2017 09:30:23 AM

In a sign of the recovery underway in the mining industry, an index of Australia's second-hand mining and civil fleet has found it has increased in value by 41%. Read Full Story Here

BREAKING: Bowen basin miners take industrial actionFriday 5th of May 2017 09:20:20 AM

Miners at Oaky North Mine have taken industrial action after the union and Glencore failed to reach agreement on a new deal. Read Full Story Here

Dozens dead from Iranian coal mine blast Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:24:30 AM

An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran killed at least 35 workers and injured scores more, state media reported. The blast occurred in the Zemestanyurt mine on Wednesday afternoon when workers tried to jump-start a locomotive. Read Full Story Here

Iron Road project approved for South Australia's Eyre PeninsulaThursday 4th of May 2017 10:18:56 AM

A $4.5 billion mining project that will create nearly 2,000 jobs during construction has been approved in South Australia. Iron Road has received a mining lease and development approval for the project on the Eyre Peninsula, which will result in 700 jobs over the 25-year life of the ....

Northern Territory Government grants licence for gas pipeline to run from Tennant Creek to Mt IsaThursday 4th of May 2017 10:12:48 AM

The Northern Territory Resources Minister Ken Vowles has approved a pipeline licence for the Northern Gas Pipeline between Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. Read Full Story Here

EPA rules out public safety risk from Rosebery mine tailings damThursday 4th of May 2017 10:07:01 AM

Tasmania's environment watchdog is satisfied there are no safety issues at a Chinese-owned mine on the west coast, despite concerns being raised a tailings dam was leaking. Read Full Story Here

Bougainville Copper moving to reopen controversial Panguna mine with Government backingThursday 4th of May 2017 09:49:23 AM

The company which used to the run the controversial Panguna copper mine on the island of Bougainville is now trying to reopen it with the support of the island's Government. Read Full Story Here

Adani to buy steel from Arrium in WhyallaThursday 4th of May 2017 09:43:58 AM

Struggling Arrium Steel has been given a lifeline, with a deal to supply $70 million worth of steel for the controversial Adani coal mine project in Queensland. Read Full Story Here

Westpac announces ban on finance for Queensland’s Galilee BasinWednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:18:18 AM

In a blow to Indian company Adani’s Carmichael coal development, the Westpac Bank will limit financing for new thermal projects to existing coal producing basins. Read Full Story Here

Hydro electricity versus coal-fired power in north Queensland set to be major state election issueWednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:11:38 AM

Hydro electricity versus coal-fired power for north Queensland will be a major issue in the next state election, with voters to choose between rival plans that have support from opposite sides of federal politics. Read Full Story Here

Loopholes for 'rogue' miners to escape clean-up must close: MinisterWednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:07:59 AM

Changes need to be made so mining companies can't use legal loopholes to avoid environmental rehabilitation obligations, according to new Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston. Read Full Story Here

Whitehaven Coal's Vickery mine: Landowners allege being told Government pressing to 'mine the whole resource'Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:02:52 AM

The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment is investigating claims that a Whitehaven Coal employee told landowners that the Government was pressuring it to mine beyond its current approval. Read Full Story Here

Operation Fragor: miners and farmers given chance at explosives amnestyWednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:55:50 AM

If you are a coal miner or farmer – or related to one – now might be the right time to clean out the old sheds. A six-month amnesty was formally announced on Tuesday amid concerns that an unknown amount of old and dangerous explosives have made their way into residential ....

Mount Lyell copper mine restart moves closer after $9 million cash injectionTuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:58:12 AM

The Mount Lyell copper mine is moving closer to reopening, the owners say, after new government funding provides its "best chance yet". Read Full Story Here

Origin sells Queensland solar farm to APATuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:54:57 AM

Origin Energy has sold its under-development Darling Downs solar farm in Queensland to gas pipelines operator APA Group, but will buy all the electricity generated by the project until 2030. Read Full Story Here

'No brainer' change urged over site deathTuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:40:37 AM

A West Australian coroner says an urgent amendment should be made to occupational health and safety regulations after a 43-year-old man was crushed to death while working on a Pilbara apartment complex. Read Full Story Here

Port of Newcastle executive under fire for breaking ranks with mining industry over AdaniTuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:36:45 AM

One of the biggest players in the Hunter coal chain – the half-share owner of the Port of Newcastle – has slammed the Federal Government over the proposed $900 million subsidised loan for the Adani coal project and warned that Hunter coal jobs will inevitably disappear if the Queensland ....

Wilpinjong extension welcomedTuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:32:59 AM

The Mudgee Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the approval of the Wilpinjong Extension Project for employment and the expected flow on benefits. Read Full Story Here

Copper hits week high on risk appetiteWednesday 26th of April 2017 09:43:17 AM

Copper hit a week high on Tuesday as risk appetite continued to strengthen following centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, though gains were capped by worries over demand in China. Read Full Story Here

Gold price drops as Emmanuel Macron shapes up to win French presidential electionWednesday 26th of April 2017 09:39:14 AM

The price of gold has dropped to a seven-week low after the first round of the French presidential election. It fell to $US1,264 ($AU1,673) per ounce before rebounding to $US1,275. Read Full Story Here

Still reeling from faded boom, WA's economy worst in Australia, report showsWednesday 26th of April 2017 09:31:41 AM

Western Australia has come last again in a quarterly report comparing Australia's state economies, lagging behind on all growth indicators as the end of the mining boom continues to hurt. Read Full Story Here

Y Fronts teaser bannerDowner Group MiningLink prefered resume writers Civil Link Banner
Heavy Duty Hd Fitter Fifo Immediate Start
Join a leading hard rock mining contractor, maintaining a fleet of mobile plant (Cat & Hitachi). Immediate starts on a great site! Apply Now!

Underground Auto Electrician
Join a leading mining contractor to complete auto-electrical maintenance & breakdown repairs on underground mobile fleet equipment. Apply Now!

Mobilisation Administrator
We are currently seeking a Mobilisation Administrator who is immediately available to join the Pilbara Access Mobilisation team.

Poly Welder FIFO
Excellent FIFO opportunity for an experienced Poly Welder with excavator, skid-steer experience and current rigging & dogging tickets.

Heavy Duty Diesel Fitter Kalgoorlie
Bis Industries is currently looking for a Heavy Duty Diesel Fitter for operations in Kalgoorlie, WA.

Prelude Arrives In Australia
Shell Australia's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters this week after its 5,800km journey from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, ....

Australia's Largest Testing Rig Unveiled In Rocky
Siemens has invested $5 million into the Rockhampton Service Centre, which unveiled this week, Australia’s largest and most advanced gearbox load test rig for mining, wind power and other core ....

Dinosaur Find At Qld Mine Site
Palaeontologists and volunteers will work over the next month excavating and studying 30,000-year-old dinosaur bones at the South Walker Creek mine in Central Queensland. The team of eight people, ....

Black Thoated Finch Puts New Coal Mine At Risk
The controversial black throated finch is back to cause problems for Adani with a fresh legal challenge over the planned Carmichael coalmine. New advice has found the federal environment ....

Monadelphous Awarded $55M In Contracts
Monadelphous Group Limited announced on Wednesday it has been awarded a number of new work packages with a combined value of approximately $55 million. The engineering company will carry out ....

Downer Group