An exploration and mining company plans to recruit many new workers for a bauxite mine on the Western Cape York Peninsula.
Metro Mining has confirmed it will soon begin directly and indirectly hiring hundreds of new recruits for its Bauxite Hills Expansion, 95km north of Weipa.
“Metro plans to directly employ over 120 people from Cape communities and the Cairns region at the mine, with an additional 130 people to be employed by contractors who provide services to Metro,” the company said in its latest quarterly report.
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“For best outcomes please ensure before calling [on 07 3009 8000] that you have emailed your credentials or CV,” the company said on its website.
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The mine has reopened since production was suspended early in September 2020 due to pandemic’s impact across the aluminium supply chain, especially in Mainland China.
The proponent used the time to perform rehabilitation, bed levelling and maintenance work on the fixed plant and both the mining and haul fleets.
Metro now plans to continue expanding the mine but will not provide exact timing due to lingering aluminium supply chain woes in China.
“Metro’s Stage 2 Expansion remains the core strategy for the long-term future of Bauxite Hills,” the company said.
“The largest component of stage two is the construction and mobilisation of a Floating Terminal to Skardon River, which will facilitate faster loading of larger ocean-going vessels. Timing for the formal commitment to stage two remains influenced by economic conditions … and the resulting ability for Metro to secure long-term offtake agreements with customers.”
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