Bravus Mining and Resources (formerly Adani Mining) has signed an agreement that will see Queensland-based business MacKellar Group undertake mining services at the Carmichael Mine for the next five years.
Bravus Mining and Resources CEO, David Boshoff, said MacKellar Group had constructed the Carmichael Mine to date and they are delighted that the relationship will continue well into the future.
“Recruitment is already underway for more than 280 full-time employees, with roles including haul truck drivers, maintenance workers and many other trades,” Mr Boshoff said.
“This is great news for MacKellar Group employees and contractors as it opens up long-term opportunities to work on this exciting project well into the future and builds upon the work of the MacKellar Group and Bravus teams.”
“On-site jobs will continue to operate as FIFO roles with Townsville and Rockhampton being our primary recruitment hubs, we will also be drawing from other Central and North Queensland regions including towns such as Clermont, Moranbah, Emerald and Charters Towers,” he said.
MacKellar Group Managing Director, Duncan MacKellar, said it is a great step for the company.
“We are excited to be continuing our partnership with Bravus and to have the opportunity to build a different work environment to what employees may have experienced in other big mining companies,” Mr MacKellar said.
“We respect the knowledge, expertise and experience all our people bring to work and we want them to use that to drive innovation and create a great culture at the Carmichael Mine. Importantly we are talking about full-time secure work with these positions – these are opportunities for people and their families to put down permanent roots in North and Central Queensland.”
Located in Queensland’s North Galilee Basin, the open-cut Carmichael Mine is forecast to produce 10 million tonnes of coal each year that will be used to generate electricity for communities in India and South-East Asia.
To date, more than $1.5 billion in contracts have been awarded for mine and rail project, with 88 per cent of contracts awarded to Queensland businesses alone.