The mining services company Macmahon Holdings Ltd has been awarded its largest mining contract.
The service mining contractor won the $1.8 billion contract to deliver open-cut mining services for Fortescue Metals Group’s Christmas Creek Mine expansion in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (ASX:FMG Fortescue).
CEO Ross Carroll said the five year contract was very significant as Macmahon focused its future development in the mining sector. The contract updates Macmahon`s mining order book with $3.6 billion in work, its highest level in the Company`s history.
“This is an exciting project that builds on the existing success of our surface mining operations, securing a stronger foundation for the Company`s mining focused business over the next five years,”ť Ross Carroll said. ”Macmahon has an established and proud history of delivering mining projects in the WA Pilbara and this project expands the Company`s presence in the region.
The project includes all facets of mining operations including overburden removal, drill and blast, ore harvesting, equipment maintenance and associated services. 300 million bank cubic metres of overburden and iron ore will be mined. The project has created around 600 Pilbara mining jobs with more than 500 employees already on-site. Mining activities have commenced, with infrastructure underway, mining of overburden, harvesting and drilling.
Macmahon will operate and maintain the fleet of mining equipment, most of which will be supplied by the Fortescue. The fleet includes large scale equipment like 400t and 600t class excavators, 190-300t capacity dump trucks, 200t wheel loaders, drills and associated support equipment. The capital requirements are expected to total approximately $30 million during the term of the contract.
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 worldâ€™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 Queenslandâ€™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.
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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.
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