Julian Turner

Julian Turner is a regular feature contributor to NRI Digital's websites, covering renewable energy and growth within power markets, offshore oil drilling, and the market for new and sustainable hydrocarbons, as well as reporting on the aerospace, defence, transport and packaging industries.Julian began his career as a feature writer at IPC Media, before joining the BBC as a staff news and feature writer for the corporation's commercial web operation. In 2003, he joined News International as a sub-editor working across eight national newspaper and magazine titles, at the same time contributing features in a freelance capacity to various national publications.Julian was senior TV editor at Global Listings, a television specialist media company, before joining Progressive Digital Media in 2011 as chief sub-editor. He currently works as a sub-editor and feature writer across Global Trade Media's portfolio of international B2B titles, and contributes blogs to The New Statesman.

All articles by Julian Turner

  1. Mining robots: Rio Tinto doubles down on autonomous drilling

    Visit the remote mining region of Pilbara in Western Australia and it won’t be long before you catch sight of…
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    29 Aug
  2. Mind the gap: training mining workers for a digital future

    In 2008, Rio Tinto launched its ‘Mine of the Future’ project. Envisaging a near-future where human miners and robots worked…
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    24 Jul
  3. Risky business: managing political instability in the mining industry

    Anyone in search of a cautionary tale about the myriad risks faced by energy and mining companies operating abroad need…
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    27 Mar
  4. Mind the gap: training mining workers for a digital future

    In 2008, Rio Tinto launched its ‘Mine of the Future’ project. Envisaging a near-future where human miners and robots worked…
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    27 Feb
  5. Mapping the future: Professor Hyam Rubinstein discusses the MineOptima project

    Professor Hyam Rubinstein − along with colleagues Doreen Thomas, Nick Wormald, Marcus Brazil, David Lee and Peter Grossman − has…
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    16 Jan
  6. Improving sustainability: should miners turn to IoT?

    The Internet of Things (IoT), which connects everything from domestic appliances to heavy machinery to the internet, has in less…
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    11 Jan
  7. Altered states: mining regulations in Queensland and across Australia

    Mining has been prevalent in Queensland since the late 1800s, when workers, armed with little more than picks, shovels and…
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    11 Dec
  8. Deep impact: Atlas Copco takes automated drilling to the next level

    In the north of Western Australia’s remote Pilbara region, at all hours of the day, giant blast hole drills owned…
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    28 Nov
  9. Clean break: how China’s new Environmental Protection Tax Law could affect mining

    Death and taxes. The only two certainties in life, according to Benjamin Franklin’s famous adage, and also a consequence of,…
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    22 Nov
  10. Mined into extinction: is the world running out of critical minerals?

    In 1987, in the remote mining town of Ivigtût on the west coast of Greenland, an extinction event took place…
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    9 Apr