Infrastructure to underpin mining jobs

Infrastructure to underpin mining jobs

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Following an earlier report in April which outlined 98 projects at an advanced stage with a total investment commitment of more than $260 billion, a report by the federal Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) says while prices may have peaked, the volume of exported commodities is expected to grow significantly going forward.

Oil and gas, iron ore, and coal and related infrastructure made up about 95 per cent of committed capital expenditure.

Port, rail and road infrastructure in the resource sector, has to be managed efficiently in the medium to long-term to ensure the completion of large mining and oil and gasprojects leading up to 2025.

Regional Development Minister Simon Crean said today, “If we are going to maintain the efficiency, maintain that competitive edge, we have got to keep investing in capacity and in the infrastructure”

“Managing the completion of the projects is critical to reap the benefits of what is expected to be continuing strong growth in commodities and Australia’s position in it.”

There is a demand for skilled labour to build infrastructure

Resources Minister Martin Ferguson said while the boom in commodity prices seen in 2009/10 was over, resource companies could “still turn a dollar” as long as the inputs were there.

“If you don’t have the skilled labour you can’t build the infrastructure and we can’t develop the resource opportunities,” he said.

iMINCO - Mining Training Information.

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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