Clermont Mine Jobs
Rio Tinto Coal Australia`s new $1.3bn Clermont thermal coal mine in central Queensland, is ground breaking above and below the surface.
It will produce more than 12m tonnes of high quality thermal coal a year from 2013; and 27% of the mine`s 380 workforce will be women ““ well above the state industry average of 11%. They will work in non-traditional roles such as truck drivers and plant operators and 8.5% will be indigenous women.Clermont coal will be sent by a 13.3km conveyor to the Blair Athol Mine, then transported by an existing rail network to port for export to Japan, Korea and Thailand. Blair Athol Mine is flagged for closure in 2016.
From turning of the sod in 2008, 260 experienced contract operators and 400 employees have constructed the Clermont Mine which has reserves of 189m tonnes of thermal coal and a mine life of about 17 years.
During operations it will support more than 3000 jobs in the region and contribute $500m a year to the state`s GDP, as well as $100m to state coffers in royalties and freight charges.
Rio Tinto is a major producer of Queensland`s coal exports. 180m tonnes last year worth $25bn in sales.
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.
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 MineStarâ„˘
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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.