Archived News for Industry Professionals - April, 2012
Leighton Asia has announced it has won a seven-year, $420 million contract to provide mining services to PT Marunda Grahamineral in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The contract will see the development of a a coal mining project, involving the extraction of over 2 million of high-quality thermal and coking coal per annum by traditional drill and blast and truck and shovel methods.
“Winning this contract is a testament to our solid track record and the experience accumulated over the past decade of working in Indonesia. We are very proud to have won such a significant award, which is integral to our strategy of securing major, high quality coking coal mining projects in Central Kalimantan. This contract award from PT Marunda Grahamineral reaffirms our competitive position in Indonesia as a leading provider of total mining solutions for our clients,” said Justin Colling, President Director of PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia.
Mining giant Rio Tinto has announced it has become a member of the new China Beijing International Mining Exchange (CBMX). The CBMX is an electronic trading platform that will provide participating members with an additional iron ore trading channel in the China market.
The Federal Government has announced it will allow skilled workers from the United States, such as electricians, plumbers and other trades, to get their licence to work in Australia on arrival.
The Western Australian Government has passed the gas services Information Bill, with State Energy Minister Peter Collier saying the legislation will play a key role in securing the state’s gas supply and security.