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29.09.2021 (352 Clicks)

Wanted: resourceful Students to revolutionise Rehabilitation

Two scholarships worth up to $35,000 a year are up for grabs for students working on innovative ways to improve land rehabilitation at Queensland coal mines.

The Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund, hosted by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), is calling for student applications for its 2022 postgraduate scholarship program.
 
The Fund supports up to two students a year to pursue postgraduate studies in environmental management at any university in Queensland.
 
QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said today the industry needs more world-class mine rehabilitation experts to help innovate and lead the resources sector’s practices on an ongoing basis.
 
“Responsible land rehabilitation is central to the business of sustainable mining in Queensland,” Mr Macfarlane said.
 
“While mine rehabilitation is highly regulated, better implemented and more accountable than ever before, we need ongoing research to fill knowledge gaps and identify future issues to give stakeholders the confidence that our industry can effectively manage and reduce our impacts on the environment.”
 
Mr Macfarlane said resources companies understand the critical importance of maintaining leading practice environmental standards.
 
“These industry-funded, mine rehabilitation scholarships benefit individual students but also benefit our industry because we need innovation and fresh thinking to help us continually improve our practices,” he said.
 
“The resources sector is in fact one of the biggest supporters of research in this area in the country.”
 
Central Queensland University (CQU) student, and 2014 scholarship recipient Leigh Stitz, now Executive Officer of the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health, dedicated her postgraduate project to investigating the importance of Macroinvertebrates in freshwater tropical systems, with a particular focus on the Fitzroy catchment.
 
“My studies concluded that the existing biological indicators used to measure waterway health require the development of locally derived water quality guidelines and trigger values,” Ms Stitz said.
 
“The QRC scholarship allowed me to take my research to another level with a particular view to improving regional waterway monitoring, enabling me to support Central Queensland industry and the community.
 
“Using the knowledge I gained during my studies continues to benefit the industry in my current position managing the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health.”
 
Mr Macfarlane said the resources industry works hard to minimise the impacts of its activities on the environment, from the planning stages of a project right through to well beyond its actual mine life.
 
"Managed well, land can be used after the completion of mining for a range of uses such as agriculture, native ecosystems and community development,” he said.
 
“We hope the research conducted by postgraduate students involved in this program will make a significant contribution to the further understanding, and achievement, of sustainable land management outcomes.”
 
Applications close Friday, 10 December 2021. Further information on the 2022 Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships is available here.

About QRC

The QRC is Queensland’s peak body for coal, metal and gas explorers, producers and suppliers across the resources sector. It contributes one in every five dollars to the state economy, supports one in six Queensland jobs, supports more than 15,000 businesses and contributes to more than 1,200 community organisations – all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass.

 

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29.09.2021 (362 Clicks)

Hanna Hoikkala appointed Press Officer at SSAB


Hanna Hoikkala has a decade of journalism experience, and joins SSAB from news agency Bloomberg News, where she was a reporter covering parts of Nordic finance. Hoikkala´s background also extends to studies in biology and economics, among other topics.

“I´m really happy to join SSAB, and excited to be part of the sustainability journey that it has undertaken,” Hanna Hoikkala says. “Becoming more sustainable is a challenge we all face, and it´s really great to be able to join a company with such a clear focus on the road ahead.”

About SSAB

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a secondary listing on Nasdaq Helsinki.



Hanna Hoikkala, appointed, Press, Officer, SSAB, US, Steel, Sweden, Finland, Women, Management, Communication

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29.09.2021 (333 Clicks)

GlobalData: Mining Companies need to become Leaders in ESG

Metals and minerals will play an important role in the global transition to a greener future. Mining executives now have a choice: let environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues run them out of business or use it as an opportunity to become tomorrow's leader, says GlobalData.

 

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28.09.2021 (339 Clicks)

Cimic’S UGL secures Atom Services Contract Extension

Cimic Group’s UGL has been awarded a contract extension to provide asset management and project-related services at BP fuel terminals across Australia.

 

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28.09.2021 (306 Clicks)

Fugro completes Geohazard Site Investigation Activity on Block 58 in Suriname

Fugro has finalised fieldwork on a site investigation programme for TotalEnergies off the north-west coast of Paramaribo in Block 58 of the Guyana-Suriname Basin. The project sits approximately 150 km offshore in water depths ranging from 60 to 2100 m and involves acquisition and analysis of geophysical data and geotechnical soil samples.

 

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27.09.2021 (353 Clicks)

Enter Engineering signs Agreement with German Industrial Group Thyssenkrupp, for significant Construction Role at new, High-Tech Uzbek Mining Complex

Strategically important project for Uzbekistan will create jobs, develop domestic iron ore deposits and use energy efficient technology.

 

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27.09.2021 (412 Clicks)

Gold Fields orders ABB integrated Power and Automation System for Chilean Project

ABB is to provide six electrical rooms plus an integrated digital system solution based on ABB Ability™ 800xA distributed control system (DCS) to Gold Fields’ Salares Norte mining project in a remote region of northern Chile.

 

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26.09.2021 (479 Clicks)

Normet’s first virtual Customer Event: Normet Mining Innovation Days 2021

Normet Mining Innovation Days 2021 were held virtually on September 13th – 14th. The event was targeted for mining customers and journalists. During the event Normet introduced new technologies and equipment, and updates to existing offering in services and ground control for mining customers.

 

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24.09.2021 (420 Clicks)

Do not miss TAC 2020-One Toronto Conference Program Planning in October 2021

TAC 2020-One Toronto opens in four weeks on Tuesday, October 19! With almost 50 keynote and technical papers to be presented, and the generous support of more than 45 sponsors and exhibitors, this year’s event continues on track to be a success. The detailed technical program planning is nearly complete – the Conference Program page has been updated with the venue changes, and a technical program calendar providing the assigned presentation details and abstracts will be available soon.

 

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23.09.2021 (350 Clicks)

New Trimble DA2 Receiver boosts Performance of Trimble Catalyst GNSS Positioning Service

- Subscription-Based Positioning Solution with Trimble ProPoint GNSS Technology Delivers "Simply Precise" Mapping Workflows

 

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