Coal Projects Booming
Hancock Coal`s Alpha Project and Kevin`s Corner mega mines in the Galilee Basin will be capable of delivering 60 million tonnes a year of high quality thermal coal and $430 million in royalties to the Queensland State Government with the first shipments planned for 2013.
A massive boost in job opportunities, with thousands of jobs during construction and up to 3000 sustainable jobs once fully operational — also significant numbers of indirect jobs will be generated in the local region and across the state.
A spokesman said the development was much more than two mines.
It is an integrated supply chain, including all related infrastructure “ď the mine sites, port at Abbot Point and a 495km standard gauge rail link will haul 25,000 tonnes of coal at a time.
The mega mines, 70kms from the Alpha township, will share significant infrastructure with the fly-in-fly-out workforce landing on an all-weather on-site airstrip, and bunking down in a high-standard eco-village.
Xstrata`s Wandoan Coal Mine in central Queensland will be another influential supplier of thermal coal for export and possibly domestic markets, with an expected mine life of 30 years.
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.