Magnetite is enjoying a resurgence in the WA iron ore industry as a change in economic, energy and environmental tides boost its credentials.
The Henderson-based firm is keen to show that even in traditionally “heavy” industries such as shipbuilding, efforts can be made to work towards a net zero emissions future.
Gina Rinehart has this week signed an agreement to bring the long-awaited Australian Premium Iron project back to life.
The much-vaunted resort and housing development earmarked for Gnarabup could face up a lengthy delay after the environmental watchdog determined it would have to be assessed.
Speculation is mounting that Woodside could cut WA out of the giant Browse development by sending the gas to the Northern Territory.
Rio Tinto iron ore chief executive Simon Trott has flagged the use of battery-powered locomotives to help haul the company’s iron ore across its sprawling Pilbara network.
Woodside plans to leverage its recent $20 billion buyout of BHP’s petroleum business to bring its hydrogen energy production ambitions to the US.
The close working relationship between mining billionaires Gina Rinehart and Chris Ellison has again been highlighted after Roy Hill extended a contract with the crushing division of Mineral Resources.
WA mining billionaires Gina Rinehart and Chris Ellison will join forces in a landmark deal to develop new port facilities at Port Hedland as each look to expand iron ore exports.
Woodside Petroleum has agreed a landmark deal to sell a stake in a second gas processing train at its Pluto LNG facility in WA’s North West.
Sean Smith and Daniel Newell
Avid Resources, renamed last month as AVRWA, bought the failed RCR Tomlinson’s resources, water and power businesses nearly three years ago.
The Water Corporation has conceded its Gnarabup wastewater facility will not be able to cope with the expanded population at the planned luxury resort and housing development.
WA car retailers say they could easily sell electric vehicles if policies to encourage their use were implemented.
Sydney Airport has agreed to sell to a consortium of funds for $23.6 billion, just as Australia reopens its borders to international travel.
Harry Brumpton and Angus Whitley
The project includes a 135km concentrate slurry pipeline to Port Hedland, along with a return water pipeline.
Wharfies needed to have had their first COVID jabs by October 15 to keep their jobs under a State Government requirement
Billionaire Andrew Forrest is planning what could be up to an $11.2b investment in Argentina following a meeting between the businessman and President Alberto Fernandez on the sidelines of the COP26 summit.
Nicolas Misculin and Agustin Geist
The wharfie is believed to be WA’s first known blue collar worker to be sacked for failing to meet a mandatory coronavirus vaccinated deadline.
A ban was due to start on Tuesday and would have resulted in wharfies curbing the supply of goods in the lead up to the vital Christmas period.
A new multi-user cargo berth at Port Hedland has begun operations, initially in support of Fortescue Metals Group’s $US3.5b Iron Bridge magnetite project.
The announcement of the proposed hydrogen and ammonia plant comes just two weeks after Forrest criticised the WA Government for a lack of commitment to clean energy.
The WA Government has set target for Aboriginal-run businesses in its state transport infrastructure program as part of a broader push to include employment targets in government contracts.
Australia’s power to respond to serious cyber attacks on critical infrastructure is set to be strengthened with the Federal Government to introduce changes to a Bill in Parliament House today.
After months of missing shipping commitments, CBH has announced massive freight hike rates across its network to get more reliable truck and train contracts.
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