A mining services company has won a tender worth up to $660 million in Queensland’s Central Highlands region.
Mastermyne Group recently secured the mining services contract at Sojitz Blue’s Gregory Crinum Underground Coal Mine, about 341km southwest of Mackay.
The successful bidder will spend the next seven years performing operational work at the mine site. This includes re-establishing underground infrastructure including conveyor systems, ventilation, associated mine services, remediation works and surface infrastructure. This part is expected to take about six months.
Mastermyne will also supply underground mining equipment from its existing fleet, including three bord and pillar miners, multi bolters and shuttle cars plus a variety of ancillary production equipment.
The underground mine will eventually transition to production with a staged ramp-up to three bord and pillar mining units sometime before the end of 2021. The operation will produce about 11 million tonnes run of mine throughout the project lifespan.
180 jobs offered
QMEB can reveal the deal is worth between $600M and $660M, and will create 180 full-time jobs.
The contract is also expected to deliver a further $80M to $100M a year in revenue during full production.
The following permanent, full-time positions have been advertised:
- control room operators (multiple positions)
- purchasing/warehouse coordinator
- ERZ controllers (multiple)
- electricians (multiple)
- fitters (multiple).
Plenty of perks
Successful applicants will be offered “secure” employment and an equal-time roster. Chartered flights, camp, meals, local living allowance, performance and parental bonuses, loyalty gifts, prescription safety glasses, superannuation, annual leave, private health subsidies, discounted income protection, salary packaging, motor vehicle novated leasing and company paid education are also available.
“You will be a team player with an ‘roll up your sleeves’ mindset [and,] for you, no task is too big or too small,” Mastermyne said on its website.