Regional Queensland contractors and businesses have benefited by more than AUS$1 billion from Bravus Mining & Resources’ construction of the Carmichael mine and Rail Project.
As the mine moves closer to exporting first coal, Bravus Mining & Resources CEO, David Boshoff, said the AUS$1 billion milestone was one worth celebrating.
“I’m over the moon that we have been able to deliver the Carmichael mine and rail Project with a majority regional Queensland contracting team and workforce,” Boshoff said.
“As well as our employment commitments, we signed up to provide full, fair and reasonable opportunities for regional Queensland contractors and businesses and we have delivered on those promises.
“Our earthworks and civil works contractors are from Townsville and Rockhampton; fuel supply from Townsville; telecommunications and CHPP construction from Mackay; rail track laying and rail camp construction from Rockhampton, and quarry contracts from Toowoomba.
“At a time when so many people and businesses have been doing it tough throughout COVID-19, we are proud to have been able to put 2600+ people in work and keep contractors going throughout the pandemic.
“It’s also important to remember that the AUS$1 billion figure is direct spending by Bravus and doesn’t include the hundreds of millions of dollars our direct contractors and their sub-contractors have spent in regional Queensland.”
As Bravus moves into the next phase of the project, recruitment is underway for more than 280 full-time employees to take on operational roles.
“We recently signed an agreement with MacKellar Group to undertake our mining services and we are actively recruiting haul truck drivers, maintenance workers and other trades,” Boshoff said.
“Onsite jobs will continue to operate as FIFO roles from our primary recruitment hubs of Rockhampton and Townsville. We will also be drawing from other central and north Queensland regions including Clermont, Moranbah, Emerald and Charters Towers.”
Bravus is on track to export first coal in 2021.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/18102021/bravus-mining-resources-delivers-aus1-billion-to-regional-queensland/