A multinational mining company prolonged the life of its coal operation in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Anglo American has extended Mastermyne Group’s development and outbye services contract at the Aquila Coal Project, 240km southwest of Mackay.
The decision means Mastermyne will have at least until March 2022 to finish developing mains and gate roads, and perform all outbye-related work to establish a new longwall operation at the mine site. QMEB can reveal the latest contract is worth $60 million, bringing the total value of all work performed at the mine since 2019 to a combined $300M.
60 jobs created
The extension will also grow the current workforce of 178 by a further 60 full-time employees. About half of these workers will be relocated from the Moranbah North Coal Extension Project.
The contractor has advertised the following job vacancies:
- trainer assessor
- compliance manager
- electrical coordinator
- trainer assessor (specialist)
- reliability and data engineer
- experienced outbye mechanical coordinator.
Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered paid leave, free flu vaccinations, company paid prescription safety glasses, company paid further education (including ordinary wages), two-year anniversary watch plus further gifts additional years of service, family Christmas parties, employee Christmas gifts, corporate income protection insurance and emergency shelter accommodation.
Locals win work
Mobilisation of the additional workforce will end shortly, with first long wall production of premium quality hard coking coal expected to begin in early 2022. More than 90 per cent of our Aquila contracts have been awarded to Queensland-based suppliers according to Anglo American.
“The company is very pleased to have extended this contract and undertake additional roadway development works,” Mastermyne CEO Tony Caruso said in a public statement.
“We look forward to continuing our work with Anglo American to deliver their new longwall project.”
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