Wood Mackenzie has reported that as demand for batteries grow at an unprecedented rate, battery metals could face a supply crunch by the mid-2020.
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In May, Australia’s resources sector generated a record high AUS$24.9 billion in export earnings for the nation.
The new programme encompasses all aspects of building haul roads, from site analysis and resource evaluation through to material selection, training and maintenance monitoring.
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Fluor is providing engineering and programme management services on the project, which encompasses a 12 million tpy bauxite mine, a dedicated export terminal in Port Kamsar and rail and other infrastructure upgrades.
The impact of the disruption to production caused by the cyclone and repairing the damage sustained at the port facilities will result in a loss of approximately 14 million t of production in 2019.
The resources sector accounts for 80% of the state’s exports, through its highly sought after coal, gas and minerals.