A mining services company has won a tender for part of a US$226 million (A$325 million) coal mine revival project in Central Queensland.
Mastermyne Group has secured the development and outbye services contract for Anglo American’s Aquila Underground Coal Project, 240km southwest of Mackay.
The deal involves developing the roadway at the mains and gate roads as well as outbye-related services for establishing a new longwall operation at the mine.
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Job opportunities available
Multiple job vacancies are available including:
- roadheader operator
- underground electrician
- mine deputy/ERZ controller
- underground operators (multiple vacancies)
- underground mechanical supervisor
- ventilation supervisor
- site administrator
- fitter (multiple vacancies)
- project manager
- experienced workshop diesel fitter
- contracts administrator
- payroll officer
- business administration trainee.
Work starts in September
Pre-mobilisation works will start in September and about 160 full-time staff are expected to be employed throughout the two-year construction phase. QMEB can reveal the contract is worth up to $95 million.
Mastermyne was previously procured to supply development equipment from its fleet. It will also deploy continuous miner and ancillary development equipment for the project.
“We look forward to working with Anglo American to deliver this new longwall project producing premium high quality hard coking coal,” Mastermyne CEO Tony Caruso said in a public statement.