Industry News


The Queensland government has announced a $17 million grant to establish a new “state-of-the-art” renewable energy training facility in Brisbane, focusing on apprentices, as part of the state government’s ongoing stimulus measures in response to Covid-19. read more »
More than $3 billion of renewable hydrogen projects are vying for funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the first commercial scale hydrogen projects in the country. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Engineering group Monadelphous has won around $150 million worth of contracts from the energy and resources sector, including BHP, Fortescue and Rio Tinto. read more »
Australia has a post COVID-19 reconstruction engine staring it in the face in the form of the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector which has experienced a demand surge during the pandemic. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Weir Minerals is celebrating a milestone, having provided custom Multiflo® barge solutions for applications all around the world now for more than 40 years. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS:MESCA member LCC Asia Pacific has released a paper on the future of mining services. read more »
The mining equipment, technology and services sector has been recognised for its critical contribution to the Australian economy with the announcement of the AUS$1.025 million expansion of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) METS Export Hub Initiative into Victoria and Western Australia. read more »
Oil and gas giant BP is looking to build 1.5 gigawatts of new wind and solar capacity in Western Australia if it goes ahead with a full commercial project to build a renewable hydrogen production facility in that state, with an eye to the export market. read more »
The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission will have 12 weeks to decide whether to approve controversial developments and mining projects, as part of the government's push to ensure timely decision-making. read more »
ASX-listed engineering services provider Worley has cut 3000 jobs and secured an extra $465 million in debt to shore up its books, after plunging oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic dented its project pipeline. read more »
Data released by the ABS has confirmed the importance of keeping Australia’s mining industry operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic challenges. read more »
Global metal prices have seen the first sustained rise in months after the coronavirus pandemic sent them on an initial steep decline. read more »
Up to three gigawatts of large scale wind and solar projects could be delayed in Australia as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on the local currency, debt markets, and appetite for new investments. read more »
EnergyQuest says gas project deferrals and the reduction of capital expenditure recently announced by major oil and gas companies could be detrimental to Australia’s economy. read more »
Australia's biggest trading partner is rebounding quickly from its encounter with the coronavirus and showing a strong appetite for Australian iron ore. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Weir Minerals has announced the global launch of its Accumin lubricators, following international demand for the superior-quality grease lubrication. read more »
MESCA is playing a leading role in ensuring the skills of the mining and energy sector workforce is evolving to meet future needs, and more urgently, the needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more »
As government, businesses and community align to step up the global fight against COVID-19, Austrade has increased activity to keep exporters informed. read more »
Various states and territories have introduced border restrictions in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 from infection epicentres. read more »
The global Covid-19 pandemic is expected to hit planned wind and solar projects in Australia and other countries particularly hard, and wipe out any anticipated growth in renewables deployment in 2020, according to a new study. read more »
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