QMEB » Hiring spree begins for $1B coal project
Construction & Pre-fabrication Electrical Infrastructure & Operations Jobs Labour Hire Latest News Mineral Processing Pipeline Resource Extraction & Processing Waste Management Water Management

Hiring spree begins for $1B coal project

Pembroke Resources
Pembroke Resources

A coal producer is starting to recruit workers for its $1 billion development in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Pembroke Resources is accepting early registrations from jobseekers for its Olive Downs Coking Coal Project, 40km southeast of Moranbah.

1500 jobs

The company hopes to eventually fill an estimated 500 construction jobs plus a further 1000 operational positions, and is very keen for locals in the Moranbah, Dysart and surrounding area to submit their CV and cover letter online.

Click here to register.

“As we develop the Olive Downs Coking Coal Project we will be seeking talented, skilled and enthusiastic people to join our team,” the company said on its website. “Pembroke is committed to supporting and sourcing employees from local regions, as well as recruiting workers from other regions to live in local towns.”

The proponent is also committed to offer tendering opportunities to local and regional contractors, suppliers, service providers and other businesses. It has already secured access to power, water, rail and port infrastructure. Finance and offtake partners are still being finalised.

Work begins in 2021

The announcement came after the State Government approved mining leases for the project just months after the Federal Government gave its blessing. No further approvals are needed before construction can begin in the year 2021.

The project involves building an open-cut metallurgical coal mine, coal handling and preparation plant, 18 km rail spur, rail loop, raw water pipeline to the Eungella Pipeline network, private access roads, electricity transmission line, wastewater and sewage treatment plants.

The operation will be capable of producing up to 15 million tonnes per annum of product that will be exported to Japan, Korea, Mainland China and other countries throughout its 79-year lifespan.

Related articles

Labour hire workers accuse mining giant of no pay due to COVID
Underground coal mine reopens in Bowen Basin
Construction in full swing at $21B coal project despite COVID
$1B Central Qld mining project receives final approval.

“We are extremely pleased to have been granted the mining leases, having consulted extensively with the local community over the past four years,” Pembroke chairman and CEO Barry Tudor said in a public statement. “We have focused on creating local jobs and proactively engaged with all stakeholders.”

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

QMEB Latest Edition

QMEB 2019 Spring Edition

Gold/Silver Index

Mining jobs