300 Plus Mining Jobs Generated - iMINCO Mining Training Information

300 Plus Mining Jobs Generated

300 new full-time jobs and hundreds of construction jobs will be created by expansion of its Hunter Valley Energy Coal operation in New South Wales, generating around 300 new full time jobs in addition to hundreds of construction jobs.

The $400m project is aimed at increasing thermal coal production by 4 million tonnes per annum with the first production expected in the second half of 2013.

BHP Billiton also approved three key metallurgical coal projects in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia. These projects are expected to add 4.9 million tonnes of annual mine capacity.

Additionally, BHP Billiton will also invest $6.6 billion to expand the company’s Western Australia Iron Ore operations. The project is expected to generate capacity in excess of 220 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), with first production expected from the new Jimblebar mine in early year 2014.

First contracts awarded

Thiess has already been awarded a $166m contract to provide bulk earth works, drainage, road works and selected infrastructure at the miner`s Pilbara based project in the first of many work packages 0over the various mine sites.

The contract is set to start immediately and continue until the end of July 2012 and will generate hundreds of construction jobs.

Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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