Roy Hill employment. The $10 billion Roy Hill Mine in the Pilbara will see 8000 mining jobs created in construction and 2000 permanent operational jobs in mining production, port and rail infrastructure management.
1700 would-be contractors attended a recent suppliers briefing in Perth to hear Roy Hill boss Barry Fitzgerald tell of the upcoming opportunities.
Roy Hill mining created a created a wave of comments from the mining community when Gina Rinehart announced the Federal Government had allowed Hancock to hire up to 1700 foreign workers on 457 visas. These Roy Hill jobs now look like going to Australian workers.
Samsung C&T, the Roy Hill engineering and procurement contractor, delivered an ambitious construction schedule, highlighting commencement of major earthworks, and initial construction of the port and rail project to begin in October, 2013 with the first concrete to be poured by Christmas. The project includes a mine 115km north of Newman and a 344km railway to the coastal iron ore shipment hub of Port Hedland.
Because of the slowing economy and the fact that some major projects are not at this stage going ahead as planned, more local Australian skilled workers have become available, therefore the use of workers on 457 visas may not be needed for the project.
However, Fitzgerald was quick to point out that if the economy improved, 457s may still be needed. He also indicated that if the iron ore commodity market improved, these workers may be required.
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The mining careers and job employment opportunities available for the Roy Hill Pilbara Mining Project, fall into two distinct categories, construction and operational.
For people looking to work on the Roy Hill mining project, it’s important to note that most employment opportunities for the construction phase will handled by major mining and resource contracting firms. Contracts are looking to be finalised by the end of June.
The mine could go ahead as early as October, a sign the project is close to securing the $7 billion needed for necessary debt funding.
“We believe our funding is a matter of when, not if,” Fitzgerald said.
Despite the recent press highlighting uncertainty in the Australian mining industry, the West Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy recently said the sector remained healthy. Current figures revealed the net worth of projects in the committed stage in April 2013 was at an all-time high of $141.7bn.
Hancock mining has already awarded mining contractor NRW Holdings a $67 million contract to complete the massive earthworks and piping at the mine.
Building and fabrications contractor Decmil has been awarded $71 million worth of contracts to build and complete the Roy Hill mining accommodation village. Decmil also partner with other mining companies like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Chevron, Fortescue Metals Group and Woodside.
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