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.
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.
“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.
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“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.”