55 gigantic Komatsu 960E-2 and 930E-4SE haul trucks for Adani Carmichael mine
Skeptics who are constantly beating the drum about the Adani Carmichael mine never getting off the ground will be re-thinking their strategy this week.
Adani, the Indian power and energy conglomerate has placed a firm order or 55 Komatsu trucks for Carmichael mine to be used at the proposed Galilee Basin mega-mine. The A$16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine, situated in the north of Galilee Basin in central Queensland, Australia is step-by-step becoming a reality for Queenslanders.
The Carmichael coal mine is expected to produce 60 million tonnes of high quality thermal coal each year and generate thousands of permanent mining jobs for the region. Adani has also indicated the Carmichael mine will be made up of a mix of FIFO and a local workforce.
Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) (hereinafter “Komatsu”) has been awarded by Adani Mining Pty. Ltd. (CEO: Jeyakumar Janakaraj, COO: Samir Vora) (hereinafter “Adani Mining”) an order for a total of 55 units of 960E-2 and 930E-4SE super-large dump trucks for delivery from the second half of 2016 for use at its Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, Australia.
You can read the official Komatsu press release here: Adani orders 55 Komatsu trucks for Carmichael mine
Soon, the world`s largest coal mine of the future will be supplied by Komatsu mining trucks
Under the agreement, Komatsu will deliver a total of 55 Komatsu dump trucks; the 960E-2 and 930E-4SE, scheduled for late 2016.
The Komatsu 960E-2K has a payload that ranges from 360 short imperial tons and up to 327 metric imperial tons. The front axle has a weight distribution that ranges from 123490 kg and up to 190104 kg, while its rear axle has a weight distribution that ranges from 125985 kg, and up to 385968 kg. That’s one big truck!
About the Adani Carmichael coal mine
The proposed Carmichael proposed thermal coal mine is going to be huge, with a focus on mining automation and autonomous operation of the mine, railway, and port.
The mine is expected to have an operating life of around 90 years and it is planned to extract four billion tonnes of coal using open-cut and underground mining methods
Adani awarded the contract to Korean project management and engineering company POSCO to build a huge 360+km rail line to the mine from Abbot Point; which will also connect into the existing Goonyella railway line.
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Career opportunities at the Carmichael mine will be immense, with a long mine life and plenty of opportunity to start and work your way up to the top. There will be plenty of jobs for multi-skilled operators of dump trucks, dozers, graders, loaders and water trucks, as well as larger machinery like draglines and electric shovels.
Pre-requisites for Dump Truck Operator jobs with Adani.
- Standard 11 Mining Induction or a Standard 11 refresher course
- RII Competencies for Adani Carmichael mine Queensland Galilee Basin
- Coal Board Medical
Reference: Adani orders 55 Komatsu trucks for Carmichael mine
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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.