Tag: Mining Infrastructure

Mining & Resources

Transport issues kill Rio’s Mozambique dream

Rio Tinto has fessed up, acknowledging for the first time yesterday it is selling its Mozambican coal assets for the bargain-basement price of $50m. Rio’s planned exit from Mozambique was first flagged by Inside Coal in December so the only real surprise was the price. As one industry observer remarked: “$50m is less than salvage…

6 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

NSW leading the way for mining mineral resources

New South Wales has some unique advantages when it comes to mining mineral resources - infrastructure, access to grid power, a skilled labour force and a supportive government, just to name a few. In the lead up to the 8th annual Mining NSW Conference, Mark Arundell, Principal Geologist from IMEX Consulting joined us for a chat. Here he…

26 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Galilee Basin development to commence shortly

The Galilee Basin, one of Queensland's most promising yet untapped mining regions, is set to soon see development due to government initiatives to open up the area. On June 16, the Queensland government officially announced the Galilee Basin State Development Area (SDA), a step that will introduce almost 30,000 jobs in the state. As one of…

20 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Infographic: Australia’s Heavy Haul, Intermodal and Freight Rail

Australia runs the world’s the heaviest and longest heavy haul trains, with axle loads of 40 tonnes and train lengths of 2.5 km or more. It is implementing world firsts for heavy haul rail, including train control centres located more than 1800km from the train networks, driverless trains which operate 24 hours a day, every…

14 May 2014, by Informa Insights