Resources Projects

NSW Government approves Ashton Coal's plans to extend two underground mining projects

The NSW Department of Planning has approved the extension of two underground mining projects north-west of Singleton.

BHPB awards LogiCamms $10m multidiscipline contract for new process facility at Olympic Dam

BHP Billiton has awarded LogiCamms Limited a $10 million multidiscipline contract to deliver a new process facility at Olympic Dam at Roxby Downs, South Australia.

NRW awarded $50m contract to undertake preliminary works for Middlemount Coal Project

NRW has been awarded a contract to undertake preliminary works for the Middlemount Coal Project in Queensland.

FQM Nickel awards Cimeco $23m in contracts for range of works at Ravensthorpe Project

FQM Nickel Australia has awarded Forge Group subsidiary Cimeco the structural, mechanical and process piping installation and electrical and instrumentation works for its Ravensthorpe Project.

GDF SUEZ Bonaparte awards pre‐FEED Contracts for floating LNG project 250km west of Darwin

GDF SUEZ Bonaparte, operator of the Bonaparte LNG project, has awarded upstream and midstream contracts for pre‐Front End Engineering and Design.

Major Project status for Centrex Metals' deepwater port plan for Sheep Hill, Eyre Peninsula

The South Australian Government has declared the proposed Sheep Hill deepwater bulk commodities export port on Eyre Peninsula a major project.

Minotaur Exploration proceeds to feasibility study for kaolin deposit 45km east of Streaky Bay

Minerals explorer Minotaur Exploration will proceed to a feasibility study on plans to develop a kaolin deposit at Streaky Bay in South Australia.

More than $69bn in Queensland projects signed off in 2010, nine projects with capex of $23bn

The Queensland Coordinator-General signed off on 11 reports in 2010 for projects worth a total of roughly $69.

Green light from WA Premier for stage one of Rio Tinto's $3.9bn Pilbara iron ore expansion plans

WA Premier Colin Barnett has given the official go-ahead to the first stage of Rio Tinto's $3.

Conditional approval from Aquila Resources for Stage 1 of 30Mtpa West Pilbara Iron Ore Project

Proponents of the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project have committed to developing stage one of the mine.