WPG Resources Ltd were pleased to announce that the South Australian government has approved the Mining and Rehabilitation Program (MARP) for the Company’s flagship DSO iron ore mine south east of Coober Pedy, and has also approved the Company’s Development Application (DA) for the iron ore receival, storage and export facility to be built at Port Pirie.
The approvals mean that WPG can now move to the project construction phase. Site works at the mine and port will commence on Monday 18 July 2011.
At HWE Iron Ore, we are proud to be celebrating NAIDOC Week 2011. We have organised various events that will give all our employees an opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues.
On Monday, we kicked off NAIDOC Week with Richard Walley, the 2010 Indigenous Leader of the Year. Richard performed a traditional welcome to country, flag raising ceremony and Aboriginal dance performance.
Barrick, the world’s gold industry leader, has recently acquired Equinox minerals in the largest Australian M&A transaction to date in 2011.
The acquisition of Equinox adds two additional copper assets to the Australian Pacific Region (APRBU). With 7 operating gold mines in Australia and the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea, the diversity and complexity of our region continues to expand. The Equinox sites expand the Australian Pacific Regional Business Unit (APRBU) area of operations from WA, NSW and Papua New Guinea to Zambia and Saudi Arabia.
Of the 75 projects listed as advanced by the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resources Economics (ABARE), 41 are in the energy sector. An advanced project is one which has already commenced construction or has been approved to commence construction.
Of the 75 projects across the total Australian Resource Sector, 67 are already under construction (with 30 of these still underway this year and in 2012) and eight are still to start, but will do so within the next three years.
Come fly with me & take off from Geelong for a new opportunity in WA
We will soon be offering flights from Avalon Airport to our Western Australian iron ore operations in the Pilbara. Yes, that's right; you can enjoy your current lifestyle while making the most of WA's mining industry.
We all know that one way to your next job is through who you know – your network of contacts. Recruiters will often receive a ‘floated’ CV from a current employee with a quick note. Typically, the note tells us not much – and without this context, your ‘inside’ contact has essentially become a disadvantage.
Well, it’s been a while since we last posted about our HUGE Sino Iron Project and as you will see from the pictures posted, the landscape has changed somewhat since our last blog.
We can proudly announce that the first of our combined cycle gas turbines in our Power Station has started to be commissioned and was fired up for the first time last month with great success. The Power Station continues to “power” along and great progress has been made in that area.
We all know that a job opportunity can be won or lost at the interview stage. The quality of your answers, the rapport you share with those interviewing you, and how well you prepared all have a bearing on your overall performance.