Nepean Mining will design and deliver infrastructure and key equipment for Fitzroy Australia Resources’ Ironbark No. 1 Queensland coking coal project. The companies are partnering to accelerate the design and development, procurement, installation and commissioning phases. Nepean’s leading specialist businesses will be leveraged on the project, including Nepean Power Nepean Conveyors, and Nepean Longwall.
Fitzroy Australia Resources CEO Grant Polwarth emphasised the combined focus on value-adding decision making and execution and the cultural alignment between the two companies, as crucial elements of the partnership. Ironbark No. 1 project, 35 km northeast of Moranbah, was approved earlier this month, with the project anticipated to create 350 jobs.
“We are excited about working with Nepean in a true partnership sense to deliver a result which has the potential to be company building for both groups as well as change the industry landscape and expectations on major project delivery,” Polwarth said.
“This partnership will achieve a superior outcome for Fitzroy, by significantly reducing project cost, accelerating delivery time, and ensure superior equipment lifecycle performance,” Fuller said.
“This model will redefine how successful projects can and should be delivered.”
The Ironbark No. 1 project is expected to begin production stages in Q1 of 2020.