A joint venture between engineering group Downer EDI and Ausenco has secured a contract for engineering, procurement and construction work at Oz Minerals' Carrapateena copper gold mine project in South Australia.
The joint owners of the Tropicana gold mine have approved spending of $48 million to underpin a new mining strategy that will see waste material from new pits tipped back into the original open pit mine, delivering increased production and a longer mine life.
Byrnecut executive chairman Steve Coughlan has slammed the state government’s decision to crack down on payroll tax exemptions, saying his company will no longer receive the exemption for courses being undertaken by 1,200 employees.
Dutch company KOTUG and local subcontractor Westug have been selected to provide towage services for Fortescue Metals Group at Port Hedland, 18 months after the iron ore miner won a tender that broke BHP Billiton’s monopoly at the port.
Shares in junior lithium explorers MetalsTech and Force Commodities have spiked after the companies announced funding and joint venture agreements, while European Lithium will tap investors to progress its lithium project in Austria.
Finders Resources has urged its shareholders to reject a takeover bid from Indonesian group Eastern Field Developments after independent expert Deloitte valued the copper miner well above the 23 cents offer price, despite Finders’ share price continuing to hover near that mark.
Mineral Resources founder Chris Ellison has raised $36.9 million from the sale of some of his shares in the mining services group, adding to a string of big share sales by WA company directors who have cashed in on strong market rallies.
Fortescue Metals Group will appeal the Federal Court ruling granting exclusive rights to the Yindjibarndi people over Pilbara land where the company operates its Solomon hub, three weeks after the state government welcomed the decision.
Elizabeth Gaines’ selection last week as the incoming chief executive of Fortescue Metals Group has shot her to the top of a very short list of genuinely powerful women in business in Western Australia. Click through to read more and see our listing of 12 leading WA women in business.
Shareholders in uranium miner Paladin Energy will end up owning just 2 per cent of the company under a recapitalisation plan that will include a major debt for equity swap and a $US115 million high yield secured note raising.