Archived News for Industry Professionals - April, 2012
The Australian Government and a contingent of Australian mining companies have identified over $45 million in future business opportunities throughout Latin America.
Peter Beattie, the Government’s Resources Sector Supplier Envoy, recently travelled with chief executives and senior managers from 11 Australian mining suppliers to Chlie, Colombia and Peru.
"Australian resources sector suppliers will find real opportunities in South America. By doing their homework and using the services of Australian government representatives offshore, in particular in strong growth emerging markets, they can grow their business both in Australia and abroad,” Mr Beattie said.
Australian gold producer reed Resources has secured a debt financing facility of up to $23 million for the working capital requirements of the Meekatharra Gold Project Joint Venture in Western Australia.
The Federal Government has announced it is seeking comment after the release of a standardised Deed of Access for exploration in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA).
CommSec has released this quarters State of the States report, providing an in depth analyses of the country’s states using eight key indicators: economic growth retail spending requipment investment unemployment construction work done population growth housing finance and dwelling commencements.
The Joint Authority for the Commonwealth-Western Australia Offshore Area has granted a variation to the conditions of the retention leases of the Woodside-operated Browse LNG Project to allow more time to complete necessary studies, approvals and project design.
The Queensland Government has opened the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed multi-billion dollar Arrow liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Gladstone.
BHP Billiton has announced that its Iron Ore President, Ian Ashby, will be lraving the company at the start of July after over 25 years with the company. Jimmy Wilson, currently BHP Billiton Energy Coal President, will succeed Mr Ashby.
Leighton Asia has announced it has won a seven-year, $420 million contract to provide mining services to PT Marunda Grahamineral in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.