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Major contract awarded on Rolleston 5th coal valve project south of Emerald

RollestonRolleston Coal has awarded a major contract on their Rolleston 5th Coal Valve Project, located approximately 135km south of Emerald, to SNC-Lavalin Australia  in joint venture with McConnell Dowell Constructors.

The two joint venture partners will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the open cut thermal coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

The EPC contract includes the installation of a fifth coal valve in the product stockpile, lengthening of a reclaim tunnel and associated reclaim conveyor, as well as extending product stacker rails and minor upgrades to power and water services.

“We and our joint-venture partner, McConnell Dowell, are delighted to have been entrusted with this mandate by Rolleston, and to be able to provide a real alternative for EPC contracting in the coal industry,” said Marius van Tonder, Senior Vice-President and Regional Manager, Asia-Pacific, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

Rolleston is an open-cut thermal coal mine, with current approved production levels of up to 14 million tonnes per annum. Rolleston Coal is a joint venture managed by Glencore.