We are pleased to present to you the current edition of the English Journal GeoResources.
The Queensland resources sector has again defied the Covid-19 global pandemic by adding 10,259 jobs – or more than one extra job every hour – over the 12 months to February this year, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today.
As a result of increased sick leave related to covid-19 together with production disruptions in both the Aitik mine in Sweden and the Tara mine in Ireland, operating profit in the Business Area Mines is estimated to be negatively affected by close to SEK 200 m during the first quarter.
Resource exploration spending in Queensland increased by almost $130 million or 23 percent in 2020, according to new data released.
Anglo American is making available up to US$30 million of support towards the global roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines across its operational footprint. The nature of the contribution, consisting of cash and in-kind support, will differ by country based on the vaccine deployment models being adopted by, and the needs of, each country. Anglo American’s support is expected to include contributions towards the procurement of vaccines by host governments, as well as logistical support and health and other infrastructure required to facilitate the efficient roll-out of vaccines.
The Biontech/Pfizer corona vaccine COMIRNATY® is only applicable with the addition of high-purity sodium chloride solution. K+S is one of the largest manufacturers of the pharmaceutical-grade sodium chloride required for this purpose.
Queensland’s resources sector has continued to go “above and beyond” to keep workers, their families and regional communities safe following the Queensland Government’s announcement on Friday of a 72-hour lockdown for Greater Brisbane.
Pure Portal utilizes FAR UV light to deactivate 99.9% of pathogens on retail carts
Fugro in the Caribbean has received a contract award from Petronas Suriname E&P B.V. (PSEPBV), a subsidiary of Petronas, for the provision of positioning services for an exploration programme in Block 52, off the coast of the capital Paramaribo in the Guyana-Suriname Basin.
During the night shift of 22.09.2020, the total performance of 7,000 m of drivage was successfully achieved in the roadway drivage on the -480 m level of the DNK, Donskoy GOK, AO TNK Kazchrome mine in Chromtau.
Export figures for the mechanical engineering industry in Germany are further improving. The lowest point in machinery exports has been overcome. However, patience and efforts are still needed in business and politics before the pre-crisis level is reached.
The mining machinery industry in Germany expects a decline in sales of 10 to 15 percent in 2020. Nevertheless, the industry is optimistic about the future, because only state-of-the-art mining technology will be able to ensure the raw materials needed for climate protection and digitization.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes the Queensland Investment Corporation’s (QIC) commitment to take a 9.9 per cent stake in the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) near Mackay.
First nine months 2020 trading update
Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council Ian Macfarlane has welcomed 50 extra resources-related construction jobs created by Senex Energy in its new $30 million Roma North expansion announced.
Lockdowns across Chile, Peru and Mexico, including the closure of some of the world’s largest copper mines, were a key factor behind a 3.7% collective decline in copper output from the world’s top ten producers in Q2 2020, from 2.7 million tonnes (Mt) to 2.6Mt.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed today’s announcement by the Morrison Government of a multi-pronged plan to develop more Queensland gas for market as part of a Covid-19 recovery.
The Queensland Resources Council is urging the State Government to commit extra funding from its $3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to a collaborative program to boost exploration for new resource discoveries.
The pandemic has had a significant impact on markets globally in the first half of 2020. Grundfos has seen lower activity in all markets globally. However, there are positive trends emerging in important market areas such as China, the US and a number of countries in Western Europe.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s commitment to strengthen the resources sector’s role in Queensland’s Covid-19 response and recovery.