Gladstone Industry News

Thu 26 Sep 2019

$500m Gladstone solar farm progressing

premium_icon $500m Gladstone solar farm progressing

CONSTRUCTION won’t start this year but a proposed solar farm at Aldoga is progressing.

Mon 16 Sep 2019

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: $600m in projects up for grabs

premium_icon OPEN FOR BUSINESS: $600m in projects up for grabs

AT its peak, QAL will more than double its current contractor workforce for the $600 million in upgrades, resulting in up to 500 contractors per day.

Mon 9 Sep 2019

ITF hopeful $64k alleged wage theft will be resolved

premium_icon ITF hopeful $64k alleged wage theft will be resolved

A CHINESE-owned bulk carrier is still detained and at anchorage off Gladstone, after it was discovered eight crew members were allegedly owed $64,000 in wages.

Wed 4 Sep 2019

Gladstone business appeals decision on $130m claim

premium_icon Gladstone business appeals decision on $130m claim

A GLADSTONE business has appealed a supreme court decision that dashed hopes of recovering millions in debt it claimed to have been owed.

Fri 30 Aug 2019

'It's critical': Gladstone on the agenda at hydrogen forum

premium_icon 'It's critical': Gladstone on the agenda at hydrogen forum

GLADSTONE was the town on almost everyone's lips at a Queensland Hydrogen Forum this week.

Thu 15 Aug 2019

China looks to Curtis Island for LNG boost

premium_icon China looks to Curtis Island for LNG boost

CHINESE companies are taking advantage of financial investment in Curtis Island liquefied natural gas plants, increasing imports from the sites this year.

World-class GPC apprentice ready to represent Australia

premium_icon World-class GPC apprentice ready to represent Australia

A GLADSTONE Ports Corporation fourth-year electrical apprentice and world-class tradesman will represent Australia in the WorldSkills competition in Russia.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Talks of new Gladstone pilot plant at US trade mission

premium_icon Talks of new Gladstone pilot plant at US trade mission

POTENTIAL funding for a Gladstone biorefinery pilot plant was discussed during a recent US trade mission, which focused on fuelling the state's bio industry.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

LANDMARK STUDY: Report shows benefits of gas over coal

premium_icon LANDMARK STUDY: Report shows benefits of gas over coal

A LANDMARK study, using data from one of the three Curtis Island liquefied natural gas projects, has found new benefits of using gas as a power source.

Fri 26 Jul 2019

'Full transparency': State put on notice over GPC

premium_icon 'Full transparency': State put on notice over GPC

THE Queensland Government has been urged to operate Gladstone Ports Corporation with "full transparency"; following recent controversies involving management.

Tue 23 Jul 2019

$130K WAKE UP CALL: QAL makes changes to refinery

premium_icon $130K WAKE UP CALL: QAL makes changes to refinery

A RAFT of changes are being implemented at Queensland Alumina Limited, after it was convicted and fined $130,000 for releasing chemicals into the harbour.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

'Crucial': $15m fund announced to kick-start bio industries

premium_icon 'Crucial': $15m fund announced to kick-start bio industries

NEW jobs and opportunities are expected in Queensland's resource sector after the announcement of a $15million hydrogen industry development fund.

Group raises concerns about Yarwun development plans

premium_icon Group raises concerns about Yarwun development plans

CONCERNS have been raised about the impact a Rio Tinto Yarwun development could have on the region's koala population.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

APPRENTICESHIPS: Six positions you can apply for now

premium_icon APPRENTICESHIPS: Six positions you can apply for now

The Observer has compiled a list positions that are currently open in the Gladstone region

RECORD TRADE: GPC's staggering year for exports

premium_icon RECORD TRADE: GPC's staggering year for exports

GLADSTONE Ports Corporation has had its biggest year for exports ever, buoyed by record shipments of coal and liquefied natural gas.

Wed 3 Jul 2019

Environmental group, power station clash over coal ash rules

premium_icon Environmental group, power station clash over coal ash rules

AN ENVIRONMENTAL group is calling for the government to investigate the threat of coal ash in areas near coal-fired power stations.

Struggling coal miners lose multimillion-dollar court battle

premium_icon Struggling coal miners lose multimillion-dollar court battle

A PLEA for financial relief by coal miners has been dismissed by the Supreme Court, after it ruled in favour of Aurizon in a multimillion-dollar battle.

Tue 2 Jul 2019

'Game changing' CQ industrial park reaches next stage

premium_icon 'Game changing' CQ industrial park reaches next stage

EXPRESSIONS of interest are open for the purchase or lease of industrial land at a "game changing” Central Queensland industrial park.

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Boyne Smelter GM is on the move

premium_icon Boyne Smelter GM is on the move

BOYNE Smelter's safety initiatives will be replicated throughout other Rio Tinto sites as general manager Joe Rea takes on a new role.

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Exports to Hong Kong halt as Aust moves on trade deal

premium_icon Exports to Hong Kong halt as Aust moves on trade deal

AS AUSTRALIA moves to put the official stamp on a trade deal with Hong Kong, trade between the port region in southern China and Gladstone has ground to a halt.

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