Olympic Dam - BHP jobs

Olympic Dam – BHP mining Jobs

Despite a decision to put on hold the expansion of the Olympic Dam, BHP Billiton has 20 other major mining projects currently in stages of development in Australia, with a combined budget of US$22.8 billion. BHP Billiton is largely committed for the 2013 financial year. No major mining project approvals are expected over this timeframe. The majority of the Group`s high quality projects in progress are scheduled to deliver first production before the end of the 2015 financial year.

BHP Billiton Australian mine projects approvals in 2012

Here, in alphabetical order, are BHP Billiton`s current mining ventures in all states of Australia.

    • Appin, New South Wales

    • Area C mine, Western Australia

    • Bass Strait, Victoria, 50% owned

    • Broadmeadow, Queensland

    • Cannington, Queensland

    • Dendrobium, New South Wales

    • Eastern Ridge, Western Australia

    • Elouera, New South Wales

    • Goonyella Riverside, Queensland

    • Gregory/Crinum, Queensland

    • Griffin, Western Australia, 45% owned

    • Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

    • Hunter Valley, New South Wales

    • Jimblebar, Western Australia

    • Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

    • Kambalda, Western Australia

    • Kwinana, Western Australia

    • Leinster, Western Australia

    • Minerva Offshore, Victoria 90% owned

    • Mount Keith, Western Australia

    • North West Shelf Venture, Western Australia 16.67% LNG phase, 8.33% domestic gas phase

    • Norwich Park, Queensland

    • Olympic Dam, South Australia

    • Orebodies 18, 23 and 25 mine, Western Australia

    • Peak Downs, Queensland

    • Port Headland, Western Australia

    • Saraji, Queensland

    • Temco George Town, Tasmania

    • West Cliff, New South Wales

    • Worsley, Western Australia
    • Yabulu, Queensland , nickel refinery

    • Yandi mine, Western Australia

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iMINCO Mining 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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