Macmahon scores $190M coal contract

The three-year contract will see Macmahon undertake all mining activities for stage 1 of the project, including planning, mine development, waste stripping, coal mining, coal preparation and train loading. Cameby Downs is located 17 kilometres northeast of Miles, which is approximately 360km west of Brisbane. Macmahon chief executive officer Nick Bowen said the award was an excellent addition to the mining business’s growth.“This award not only builds on our expertise in coal mining, it is also the first contract where we will operate and maintain the coal handling and preparation plant,” he said.“This contract win allows us to further develop our expertise in this area and provide customers with a full suite of services.” Production will start in July this year with the first coal train load expected in October. At full production in stage 1, the mine will produce 1.4 million tonnes per annum of thermal coal for export via Brisbane Port. Stage 1 mine development is subject to regulatory approvals and the development of the new Wiggins Island Coal Terminal and Surat Basin Rail infrastructure.Stage 2 production is expected to ship more than 10Mtpa via Gladstone Port. About 140 people will be employed onsite and, where practical, Macmahon will source the workforce from local communities.

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