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QLD Coal keeps breaking Records

Queensland’s coal industry has yet again demonstrated its critical importance to the State’s economy delivering record exports over the year to December 2018, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said new data from Queensland’s ports revealed total coal exports of 223 million tonnes (mt) surpassing the last record by 2 mt set in 2016.

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Record Queensland Coal Exports confounds the Naysayers

Statement by Michael Roche, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council

In the face of some of the toughest market conditions confronting the Queensland coal industry in many years, Queensland's coal producers have confounded the naysayers by delivering a record level of coal exports in 2015.

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Fugro has set a new Seafloor Drill Water Depth Record in the Gulf of Mexico

The new water depth record of 2,923 metres (9,589 feet) was set while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing (PCPT) borehole to 62 metres (203 feet) below the seafloor. Achieved using its ‘Seafloor Drill I,’ the single deployment in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico exceeded the previous water depth mark for seabed-based drilling technology.

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Caterpillar Rotary Drills set operating Hours Records in Australian Coal Mine

Caterpillar_Rotary Drill Set Cat MD64204 in Australia

At Glencore’s Ravensworth mine, two new Cat® MD6420B Rotary Drills have been cutting their teeth on the overburden of Australian coal for the last 12 months. Their production results are in—with engine hours well above the industry’s “good” rating of 5,000 engine hours per year and even beyond the industry’s “excellent” rating of 6,000 engine hours per year. The first unit, #112 (aka Judy) has achieved a record level 6,876 hours in her first year and #113 (John) has come in at 7,006 hours in his.

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