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Reports of the Death of Coal exaggerated

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane

As the Mark Twain saying goes: Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. And so have been the green activist reports of the death of coal, and more broadly, the resources sector. Today, it is pleasing to see the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, have thrown their support behind the resurgence of Queensland’s mighty resources sector.

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Fortescue named Metals Company of the Year

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has been awarded the esteemed ‘Metals Company of the Year’ for all-round excellence at the S&P Global Platts, Global Metals Awards, as well as ‘Industry Leadership Award - Raw Materials and Mining’.

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First of its Kind: Bucket Wheel Excavator Barracuda makes Coal Mining in China safer and more efficient

 

Thyssenkrupp has won its first order for its new Barracuda® compact bucket wheel excavator. China Huaneng Group has ordered the bucket wheel excavator based overburden system from the mining unit of the company’s Industrial Solutions business area. The order is worth more than €40 million. The Barracuda is due to go into operation at the Yiminhe open-pit mine in Inner Mongolia in 2018.

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Ceremonial Opening of the new Potash Mine Legacy in Canada

 

Today, K+S celebrates the opening of the new potash mine in Canada with about 700 guests, among are the Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan, and numerous local government dignitaries, representatives from suppliers and employees. During the ceremony, the mine will be handed over to the operations team. The five-year construction phase has been successfully completed and the first tonne of marketable potash is expected to be produced in June as planned.

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