WA’s mid-west magnetite industry says the province can grow into an export hub, despite Mitsubishi shelving plans for the region’s long-touted infrastructure saviour – the Oakajee Port and Rail project.
Custom Fluidpower, the largest independently owned hydraulic solutions provider in Australia, has bought Gladstone-based Dynamic Hydraulics.
NSW’s budget delivers $171.3m in extra funding for the state’s primary industries, announces the sale of Newcastle Port, the state’s biggest for bulk exports, and injects additional funding into bridge replacements along several key freight routes.
Siemens’ drive technologies division has received an order to upgrade Indocement’s plants. The major part of the project will be migrating the previous process control system of a competitor to Cemat – Siemens’ Simatic PCS 7-based process control system.
Flexicon has released a line of line of tubular cable conveyors for gentle transfer of friable food and non-food products, known as Flexi Disc.
American coal miners are looking to rail to compete with the growth of shale gas. Coal providers are now prepared to rail coal further than ever in response to increasing competition.
Hitachi Construction Machinery has released the first of its hybrid hydraulic electric and battery-powered excavators to the Australian market, dubbed the ZH210-A and ZH210LC-A.
When importing a second-hand piece of earthmoving equipment, watch out for hidden customs and quarantine costs, bulk handling industry members have been warned by customs broker Peter McRae.
Global agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland has hit the hustings Down Under in an effort to allay concerns over Australian-owned GrainCorp falling to foreign ownership. ADM pledged to invest $300m into grain handling infrastructure.
Metso’s new seal, dubbed the ESF Mechanical Slurry Seal, is designed to satisfy the demand for reliable sealing solutions on heavy slurry uses, which are typically found in mining applications.
Vale is developing in-pit crushing and conveying for iron ore on an unprecedented scale at its 90mtpa S11D project, located in Brazil’s Para region.
DEM Solutions, developer of the engineering application of discrete element method (DEM) simulation, has updated its software. Below, DEM updates the market on its new release.
Grange Resources says it has not decided to shelve its Southdown magnetite iron ore project, despite speculation in the Australian Financial Review this morning that the miner is “poised” to make the move.
Despite recent gloom over thermal coal prices, market analyst Wood Mackenzie is predicting China’s thermal coal demand to double to nearly seven billion tonnes per annum by 2030.
Rupture disc manufacturer, Elfab, has been approved under international standards for its Flo-Tel burst detection system, which is designed for use in explosive atmospheres.
BHP Billiton has hosted analysts on a tour of its Australian coal operations, updating them on the division’s expenditure reductions and project developments.
Grain infrastructure will be under the microscope in the lead up to the federal election, with two public inquiries into port access and bulk handling infrastructure.
Schenck Process, producer of applied measurement and process technologies, has released the IDMS 120 - an injection blow-through rotary valve for alternative fuels.
Qube Bulk has a new mobile harbour crane for operation at its Port of Geraldton site. The company says the shore based crane will increase operational efficiency generally and bolster container tippling operations in particular.
Ahrens has commenced work on a new grain terminal in Bunbury, Western Australia for multination agribusiness and commodities trader, Bunge. The new facility will provide the first export alternative to previous monopoly holder, CBH.