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Major contract awarded for $2B Central Qld coal mine

Carmichael mine workers
Carmichael mine workers

A diversified global engineering group has won a primary tender for a $2 billion coal operation in Central Queensland’s Isaac region.

DRA Global recently secured the Coal Preparation Plant (CPP) contract for Bravus Mining and Resources’ Carmichael Coal Project in Belyando, 435km southwest of Mackay.

The successful bidder, which previously won the Coal Handling Plant (CHP) tender, will now engineer, design and construct both the CHP and CPP.

This includes supplying and constructing infrastructure for coal processing, coal stockpiling and loading the finished product onto trains. It also requires supplying and constructing coal sizing and conveying equipment. QMEB can reveal the latest deal is worth $140 million.

250 jobs

More than 250 workers will be required to deliver both of the plants and DRA has already begun recruiting for the following permanent positions:

  • project engineer
  • machining coordinator
  • light vehicle mechanic
  • recruitment advisor
  • workshop manager.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered an ASAP start, 7.5-hour days with potential for overtime, ongoing career development, corporate private health insurance, employee assistance programs, discounted airfares, car rentals and equipment hire.

Bravus, formerly known as Adani Australia, is separately advertising the following job vacancies:

  • diesel fitter
  • safety supervisor
  • mine planning engineer
  • drill and blast engineer.

Click here to apply.

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“Mackay is renowned for its well-established mining services industry and it has always been our intention to engage services from regional Queensland wherever possible,” Bravus CEO David Boshoff said in a public statement.

“We have created more than 2000 jobs and signed more than $1.5 billion in contracts. More than 88 per cent of our contracts are being delivered in Queensland and have been spread across all corners of the state to give as many regions as possible the opportunity to benefit from our project … we are on track and looking forward to producing first coal in 2021.”

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