Haul truck contractor wins new mining jobs

Haul truck contractor wins new mining jobs

Brisbane based Downer EDI Limited (Downer), a mining and civil engineering earthmoving provider, announced it has been awarded a six year magnetite mining contract.

The $570 million contract between Downer and Karara Mining Limited (KML) is slated to start late February 2012. Along with providing services that include drilling, blasting, and haul truck operations, Downer is tasked with building the mine`s infrastructure at the Karara Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.

The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said “We look forward to working with Karara Mining over the next six years to deliver this critical component of the Karara Iron Ore Project, and will create more mining jobs in the sector”.

Indigenous training

Managing Director of a Gold Coast mining information provider company, iMINCO, Peter Evans said, Downer is a company that shows awareness for indigenous recruitment and development, “They have a strong focus on mainstreaming people into real mining jobs.”ť

“A good starting point for anyone looking to get into the mines is to complete the Standard 11 Induction (S11). Mining companies want to know potential employees know how to manage risk. The S11 has been providing that with great success,”ť added Evans.


iMINCO Mining Information
Haul truck contractor wins new mining jobs. Indigenous mining jobs.

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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