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New GBP 100 million Port of Liverpool Biomass Facility

The terminal is being built as part of Peel Ports’ ambitious growth plans for the Port of Liverpool, with the company already investing GBP 300 million (approx. EUR 472 million) to create the UK’s most centrally located deep water container terminal.
Biomass Logistics
A new GBP 100 million (approx. EUR 157 million) biomass terminal planned for the Port of Liverpool will see it handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonisation of Drax power station. The wood pellets – to be shipped to Liverpool from North America – are a by-product of the commercial forestry and saw-milling industry and will provide the Selby-based power station with a new, sustainable low carbon fuel source.

Australian Zirconia's Dubbo Project receives Development Consent

Dubbo Zirconia Project is expected to process 1,000,000 tonnes of ore throughput per year.
Rare Earths Mining Project
The New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission (PAC), as delegate for the NSW Minister for Planning and Environment, has advised that it has approved the development application for Australian Zirconia's Dubbo Zirconia Project (DZP). The AUD 1 billion project, which is located approx. 25 km south of Dubbo (NSW), Australia, in an area called Toongi, is founded on one of the world’s largest in-ground resources of zirconium, hafnium, niobium, tantalum, yttrium and rare earths elements.

BHP Billiton creates new Company to be Named South32

The majority of South32’s selected assets are located in the southern hemisphere with its two regional centres – Australia and South Africa .
Demerger
BHP Billiton announced that the new company it intends to create through its proposed demerger will be called South32. The majority of South32’s selected assets are located in the southern hemisphere with its two regional centres – Australia and South Africa – linked by the thirty-second parallel south line of latitude. The company’s name represents this footprint and its regional approach to managing its operations.

Caterpillar reports solid First-Quarter but predicts Headwinds for the rest of 2015

2015 First-Quarter Results
Caterpillar announced its First-Quarter 2015 Results on April 23. The company delivered solid results for the first quarter of this year, including higher profit than in the first quarter of 2014. In each of the remaining three quarters of 2015, however, the company expect sales and profit to be lower than the first quarter.

ABB to deliver North America’s most powerful Mine Hoist

The new hoist for Mosaic’s new K3 potash mine is scheduled to be commissioned in 2021.
Potash Mining
ABB announced that it will design, deliver, install and commission the friction hoist with all related mechanical and electrical systems for Mosaic’s new K3 potash mine in Saskatchewan, Canada. The greenfield mine is an expansion of Mosaic’s established potash mining operations in the area. The K3 mine, located east of the Town of Esterhazy, in Saskatchewan, has reached potash at a depth of 3350 ft (approx. 1000 m).

Premier Tech invests CAD 7 Million to expand one of its Plants

Starting in March 2017, the work for adding 2300 sqm to one of the two Industrial Equipment Group plants in Rivière-du-Loup will get under way.
Plant Expansion
To support the steady growth of its Industrial Equipment Group, Premier Tech will inject CAD 7 million into expanding one of the plants at its Campus in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada. That investment is required due to the great demand for its automated packaging systems manufactured in Rivière-du-Loup and exported primarily to the Americas.

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