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Tribunal to hear more construction collusion cases this week

By: Natasha Odendaal The Competition Tribunal was expected to hear the settlement cases of JSE-listed construction firms Stefanutti Stocks and Hochtief Construction this week after the parties admitted to collusive behaviour and agreed to further penalties. Stefanutti was, in June, given a R306.89-million fine after... 

Company Announcement: AIMEX builds further industry engagement with industry theme days

By: Creamer Media Reporter AIMEX 2013 will maintain its deep engagement across the entire mining industry with the return of its very popular industry “theme days”, covering the key issues of women in mining, mine site safety and new ways to increase industry productivity 

Creamer Media publishes Coal Roundup for March 2013 research report

By: Creamer Media Reporter The March roundup includes details of Chinese coal miner Macmines Austasia’s intention to apply for Queensland government approval for the China Stone coal project in Australia; ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal’s acquisition of Itochu Corporation’s remaining interest in the Vickery South project; and... 

Aurizon extends Xstrata Coal contract

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Freight transporter Aurizon has signed a long-term, performance-based coal haulage contract with Xstrata Coal to support the expansion of its Rolleston mine, in Queensland. Xstrata was currently working to expand the Rolleston output from 9.4-million tons a year to 14.6-million tons a year,... 

Coal companies, unions agree wage deal

By: Reuters Coal firms in South Africa, including Anglo American, have signed a deal to raise certain entry-level worker wages by up to 5%, the Chamber of Mines said on Wednesday, to prevent labour unrest in the sector from spreading to coal. More than 80 000 miners, or 15% of the industry's workforce, have... 

Xstrata confirms Australian coal job cuts

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The coal division of Swiss-listed Xstrata on Wednesday confirmed it was looking to scale back staff numbers at its Oaky Creek project, in Queensland. A spokesperson told Mining Weekly Online that the company was intending to reduce contractor numbers at the operation, but declined to give... 

Coal royalties hike to cost more Queensland jobs, industry warns

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Tuesday lamented the increase of royalties in Queensland, saying it would mean more job losses for the industry and, further, that it risked mine closures. Treasurer Tim Nicholls on Tuesday announced that from October, the rate for coal royalties on coal... 

Company Announcement: Xstrata Coal announces changes to Australian coal operations

As part of an ongoing review of its business in Australia, Xstrata Coal is undertaking a planned restructuring to respond to industry-wide pressures including low coal prices, high input costs and a strong Australian dollar against the US dollar 

Queensland producers shut mines, shed jobs as coal faces ‘perfect storm’

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Recent announcements by coal majors of job cuts and lower production expectations have sent a clear message to the government that the industry was not a “bottomless pit” for revenue, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) said on Monday. Responding to reports that diversified miners BHP... 

ARM squeezes out 2% earnings rise as nickel, chrome take battering

By: Martin Creamer JSE-listed black-controlled diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) squeezed out a 2% increase in headline earnings after being battered by falling nickel, chrome and platinum prices. The contribution to headline earnings by nickel and chrome plummeted 179% and platinum-group... 

Hearing protection devices on display

Custom-made hearing-protection and conservation devices will be exhibited by South African company Noise Clipper at this year’s Electra Mining Africa event. The company has been in business since 1996 and its core business is hearing conservation. It is part of an international company and its... 

Company Announcement: Orphans, hospital patients beam as Xstrata celebrates Mandela Day in style

More than 100 orphans and vulnerable children in Middelburg are beaming from ear to ear after mining company Xstrata Coal decided to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday with a massive donation of R500 000 to the Middelburg Care Village yesterday 

Company Announcement: : New Screen Motion Analyzer set to save coal industry millions

The Australian coal industry is expected to save millions of dollars a year in lost production and preparation plant maintenance costs thanks to the development and commercialization of a lightweight, portable screen motion analyzer 

Xstrata Coal pumps R100m into CSI initiatives

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi Coal mining major Xstrata Coal has spent over R100-million over the last three years to meet its corporate social investment (CSI) commitments.  

Xstrata wins approval for Australia's biggest coal mine

By: Reuters An Australian court ruled in favour of global miner Xstrata on Tuesday in a case which sought to halt the company's plans to build the country's largest coal mine on the grounds that it would contribute to climate change. The objection against the A$6-billion Wandoan mine was filed by... 

Company Announcement: Queensland Land Court Recommends Mining Lease Approval for Wandoan Coal Project

The Queensland Land Court today recommended the Queensland Government approve Xstrata Coal’s Mining Lease Applications for the Wandoan Coal Project. 

Company Announcement: Central Coast women encouraged to consider a career in mining

Women and young people on the Central Coast who are considering their career options are being urged to think about joining the NSW mining industry. 

Company Announcement: Ulan Mine Landmark Decision

Xstrata Coal is pleased with today’s ruling from the New South Wales Land and Environment Court the Court declined to impose any greenhouse gas offset conditions on Ulan Coal’s Project Approval for the Ulan Coal Mine Continued Operations Project. 

No greenhouse-gas conditions for Ulan - Xstrata

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Diversified miner Xstrata on Tuesday welcomed a decision by the New South Wales Land and Environment Court, which declined to impose any greenhouse-gas offset conditions on the proposed Ulan coal mine. In a judgment delivered in November last year, the court upheld the Ulan project's approval,... 

Company Announcement: Xstrata Coal to Acquire Sukunka Hard Coking Coal Deposit

Xstrata Coal has agreed to acquire the Sukunka hard coking coal deposit (“Sukunka”) from Talisman Energy Inc for US$500 million in cash, subject to customary conditions. 

Xstrata buys Talisman coal deposit for $500m

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The coal division of Swiss listed diversified miner Xstrata has agreed to acquire Canadian oil and gas company Talisman Energy’s Sukunka hard coking coal deposit , in British Columbia, for $500-million in cash. Sukunka, which is contiguous to Xstrata Coal’s other tenements in the area, hosts a... 

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