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Preferred contractor revealed at Bowen Basin coal mine


An underground mining company is first-in-line to win a tender for a coal operation in Central Queensland’s Isaac region.

Macmahon Holdings was recently named preferred tenderer for the QMetco-POSCO-Nippon Steel Joint Venture’s Foxleigh Coal Mine in MacKenzie River, 263km northwest of Rockhampton.

$250M deal

The successful contractor will invest $50 million in hiring and maintaining a total of 21, 220-tonne dump trucks and other ancillary equipment at the open cut, truck and excavator operation.

It will also maintain existing equipment at the mine from the beginning of March 2021 for a five-year-term. QMEB can reveal the contract is worth about $250 million.

The operation produces low volatile pulverised coal injection (PCI) coal that is exported to steel mills across Asia.

Hiring now

Macmahon is currently hiring for the following permanent or casual vacancies:

  • auto electricians (multiple positions)
  • heavy duty mechanics (multiple)
  • civil project manager
  • environmental/sustainability specialist.

Successful applicants will be offered a sign-on bonus, highly competitive remuneration, flexible work arrangements, internal post trade training opportunities, loyalty bonuses and other incentives for referring a friend.

Click here to apply.

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“We are very pleased to be selected as the preferred equipment and maintenance provider for the Foxleigh project and we are looking forward to delivering for a new client in Queensland,” Macmahon CEO and managing director Michael Finnegan said in a public statement.

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