Whitehaven Coal`s Maules Creek Project, in the Gunnedah Basin of NSW, approved last October, has received a boost with project funding increased from $800 million to $1.2 billion, underwritten by four of Australia`s major banks.
Resource analysts said the successful financing shows that even in a constrained environment, quality mining projects would still find capital.
In the construction phase presently, production is expected to come online in the middle of 2013, with a mine life of 30 years+, producing 10.8 million tonnes of thermal and low-grade coking coal a year over that period.
One of Australia`s largest coal deposits, this open-cut mine will export coal from the mine through the Port of Newcastle.
Whitehaven will be looking to fill around 1500 mining jobs in the next five years, which will service their seven major coal mining projects, mainly in the Gunnedah Basin and Narribri areas.
Current and future mining jobs can be reviewed by following this link:
Maules Creek Mining Jobs (NSW)
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.