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Contract awarded for Central Qld coal mines

Peabody Energy Coppabella Coal Mine
Peabody Energy's Coppabella Coal Mine

A mining services company has won the tender for two coal operations in Central Queensland’s Isaac region.

Coal Augering Services (CAS) recently secured the mining contract for MetRes’ Mavis Downs and Millennium coal mines in Coppabella, about 153km and 172km southwest of Mackay respectively.

The successful bidder is responsible for delivering auger services, which involves drilling holes into exposed coal seams from the highwall. The contractor will then transport coal through the auger bit to the surface. QMEB can reveal work is expected to begin in July 2021 and last for at least 12 months.

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CAS is hiring multiple operators to help meet the increased workload, especially when underground mining begins sometime in mid-2022.

“Due to extensive auger mining opportunities in Australia, we are presently in the process of expanding our operations and require experienced auger operators for our AM1500 auger miner,” the company said on its website.

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Successful candidates will begin work on a three-month probation period, receive a “generous” hourly rate, tonnage bonus, varied roster, and even assistance with covering the cost of travel and accommodation “depending on circumstances”.

“If you possess these essential personal skills and would be interested in joining the CAS team, as a critical member to help us develop and expand our business, please email your resume and cover letter outlining your experience to admin@coalaugering.com” CAS said on its website.

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Former owner Peabody Energy sold both of the mines to MetRes, a joint venture between Stanmore Coal and M Mining, back in April.

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