Early works contract for Karara Mine - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Early works contract for Karara Mine

A major integrated iron ore project producing magnetite concentrate over several decades will be the Karara Project, located 225km east of Geraldton in Western Australia`s mid west.

Gindalbie Metals and its Chinese joint venture partner Ansteel received final approval for the project in late 2009 and a number of work contracts were awarded shortly after.

Another significant contract, worth over $60m was also awarded last week for the Karara project.

AusGroup subsidiary AGC Industries has won the early works contract, to supply structural, mechanical and piping installation works for the iron ore process plant at Karara.

Scaffolding, rigging mining jobs at Karara mine

The AusGroup contract involves all mechanical disciplines, scaffolding, rigging and procurement of piping for the main process plan contract.

Mobilisation to site will commence this month.

AusGroup’s Managing Director John Sheridan said the early works deal was a significant opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with Gindalbie and Ansteel, representing ongoing employment opportunities.

Click here to read about the Government funding that is available for scaffolding, Dogging and Rigging

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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