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MMC's General Manager, Owen Pike, has been named number 76 in the Northern Territory's Most Powerful people for 2017, this is what the NT New's had to say; "Owen runs a steel manufaturing company called MMC and has assumed the role of chairman of his industry's lobby group. Behind closed doors he's said to be forthright and only mildly diplomatic outside. He has driven the Buy Local advocate position and overall campain. Any debate with him always involves facts and figures, making his position difficult to dispute." Click here to read about how close scientist are to  potential methods to mine asteroids in future. Asteroids are high in valuable mineral content, and there are over 16,000 near-Earth asteroids that could contain a wealth of resources.

MMC’s new Oil & Gas workshop set the scene for Wednesday night’s Northern Territory Manufacturer’s Council industry briefing. Over 60 people attended to listen to guest speaker Tim Radburn, Executive Director of Pangaea Resources discuss the development potential of the Shale gas resource located in the Beetaloo Sub Basin, Northern Territory.
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MMC are proud to support the Northern Territory. We currently employ over 150 employees out of Darwin. MMC supply various sites across the Northern Territory with a range of personnel including Supervisors, Leading Hands, Boilermakers, Welders, Fitters, Electricians, Riggers, Scaffolders, Machine Operators, Trade Assistants plus more. From right here in our own Darwin Workshops down to the Tanami Desert and we look forward to continually expanding throughout the NT.
MMC couldn’t run like it does without the dedication and commitment of our people. Thank you everyone!
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MMC attended the 2017 chief minister’s NT Export and Industry Awards, Gala dinner, last night at the sky city, Beachside Pavilion. In true territory fashion is was a night of drinks, laughter, fun and awards...
We are proud to announce that MMC are the winners of the 2017 Chief Minister’s NT Export & Industry ‘Resource Supply and Service Award’!
We look forward to another year of supplying and supporting fellow NT businesses.
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Did you see the banners? 
Earlier this month MMC proudly sponsored the 2017 Northern Territory PGA. 
This event attracted over 3000 spectators and gave a large number of golfing professionals an opportunity to path a career. 
We look forward to sponsoring the event again next year and following the newest golfing superstars in what is sure to be a prosperous career.
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MMC has opened our dedicated Oil & Gas workshop and is already completing repairs and maintenance work for Prelude with packages equating to more than 100 tonne for Ichthys.

We are in the fortunate position of owning more than 7000sqm of workshop space over 5 different warehouses and we have made the decision to dedicate one of our workshops entirely to Oil & Gas works. This allows MMC to manage the works in this facility to the high-quality standards that are demanded by the industry.

The facility houses all the specialist welding & fabrication equipment that will be dedicated to both Carbon steel and exotics materials, a dedicated store for consumable and tools control and a controlled materials yard to house both company supplied and free issued material.

The growth of the Oil & Gas Markets in the NT has given us the opportunity to grow in construction phase and we look forward to establishing ourselves as a sustainable service provider during operations.

The dedicated facility will always be exposed to continuous improvement and we will consider and encourage all feedback from colleagues, customers and industry. The dedicated facility also gives us the opportunity to collaborate with other service providers and OEMs to provide services on a joint basis in an effort to maximize the amount of work that can be completed in the NT.

Any industry Colleagues are encouraged to visit our facility to see how we are moving forward.

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MMC is very proud to be apart of the PRH Project, click here to see what our company is helping to create!

MMC is proud to announce that our Marjorie Street workshop has been in operation for just on 12 months. In this time we have completed over 200 jobs including pipe spools, pontoons, chutes, liners, walkways, conveyor trusses, platforms, heavy structural packages and even a still! On numerous occasions we’ve worked around the clock to get urgent jobs done to get our clients up and running again. We’ve supplied jobs as far as Alice Springs and even interstate! None of this would be possible without the support of our valued customers, suppliers and our committed workforce. Thanks everyone for your continued support and we look forward to another rewarding 12 months ahead.
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MMC Australia will assist in the supply of steelworks for the Bam Clough Joint Venture that has been awarded the contract for the Product Loading Jetty for the Ichthys LNG Project. Click-here to read ICN Announcement.

Industry News

Find out what's happening, in the NT and around Australia in the mining, construction and oil & gas industries:

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Aluminium
A native metal is any type of metal that is found in its pure metallic form in nature. While aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, it only occurs on its own in nature in low oxygen environments inside some volcanoes . The main source of aluminium is bauxite ore, which in turn is composed of minerals such as gibbsite (Al2O3.3H2O), boehmite (Al2O3.H2O) and diaspore. Australia is the biggest producer of bauxite in the world.

Gold is the best-known native metal, found by itself or alloyed with copper or other noble metals like silver, platinum and palladium.

Copper is also found in its pure form, but the majority of copper in Australia is found as copper iron sulfide(CuFeS2) or chalcopyrite. Copper is also found in azurite Cu3(CO3)3 and malachite Cu3(CO3)2.

Native silver oxidises very quickly. Most silver in Australia is found in trace amounts in freibergite, tetrahedrite and pyragyrite in the lead mineral galena (PbS).

Uranium.
Australia has approximately 38 per cent of the world's recoverable deposits of uranium and we are world's third largest producer of uranium after Canada and Kazakhstan.

We also have the world's largest deposits of brown coal, lead, rutile, zircon, nickel, tantalum, and zinc.

Australia has the world's second largest reserves of bauxite behind the Republic of Guinea, and the world's second largest deposit of gold, equal with Russia.

We rank fourth in the world for iron ore deposits behind the Ukraine, Russia and China. We rank third in production behind Brazil and China and are the world's largest exporter of iron ore.

Follow this Facebook page for the truth about fracking in the NT. Read the facts for yourself to make up your mind

These are just some of the reasons we need it;

1. To improve the current state of the economy so we can help reduce the number of businesses closing their doors

2. To stop the falling prices of our homes

3. To have private industry invest into the NT rather than constantly relying on Government.

4. To give our kids future prosperity and the choice to stay in Darwin to study and work and to give locals pathways for work right now.

5. To increase our population so we continue to receive some level of GST, the formula is set in stone. 

6. To ensure the revenue comes back into the NT and not into Canberra or overseas like other major projects have done in the past.

7. Onshore Gas will provide power to nearby communities and stations. (Currently, QLD power grid stops at the NT/QLD border and the NT power grid stops at Mataranka.

8. Fracking will open the door to 1,500 jobs  for locals here in the NT. 

All the reports and history proves fracking of natural shale gas (not coal seam or oil) has not had any water contamination incidents. NSW Chief Scientist reviewed the evidence from 2.5 million fracking wells around the world and failed to identify a single case of contaminating ground water. 

This is a fasinating mine, not only for its size but how they had to deal with freezing temperatures when it was operational. 

Mirny Mine is the world’s biggest Diamond mine, at 525 meters in depth and 1,200 meters in diameter, it is the 2nd largest excavated hole in the world and the 4th deepest. Diamonds were first discovered in 1955 and while it’s no longer operational, when it was it took 2 hours for trucks to drive from the bottom to the top.
The temperatures in winter were so cold that the entire mine had to be covered completely overnight to stop machinery from freezing. They encountered numerous problems throughout winter like, oil freezing, steel and car tyres shattering.

 Check out this video to see how the mining industry has been running in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia.

 

Beach Energy has entered into an equity deal over two prospects at the Ironbark offshore gas project in the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Click here article for the full story.