5 year FIFO contract signals new hope for Olympic Dam
Alliance Aviation will continue to service the Olympic Dam FIFO contract for the next five year, extending their relationship with BHP Billiton.
The current contract finishes in 2016, taking the Adelaide to Olympic Dam service through to June 2021.
Around 15 flights a week will transport workers to and from the mine under the new contract, with ability to increase at short notice with demand from the mine or community.
Alliance Aviation managing director Scott McMillan said Olympic Dam was an important partner for the company.
“This new contract is a reflection of the flexibility that we at Alliance are able to off our customers, and of our ability to embrace change and respond to the changing needs of the industry and the local community,”ť he said.
“The existing contract originally started in 2007 and will expire in June 2016.
“We believe that this success is not only a product of responding to the customers` needs but also the reliability and on time performance of the Alliance product.”ť
Alliance has also recently extended their contract with Citic Pacific Mining Management by 12 months, which will cover services between Perth and Karratha.
The company also has contracts for services to Christmas Creek, Newman and Port Hedland.
Alliance has pledged to “focus aggressively on costs and efficiency”ť, after having sold two F100 aircraft this year, reduced debt by $10 million, and carried out an 18 per cent reduction in the workplace.
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.
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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.
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