New – Carmichael Coal


Project Manager: Adani

Project Owner: Adani Enterprises

Budget: $16.5Bn

Stage: Committed What does this mean?

Jobs: 5000 new jobs. Check this link for available roles

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The Federal Court has cleared the way for Adani to commence with the Carmichael Coal mine project in Queensland, taking the process from a ‘feasibility’ stage, onto ‘committed’ stage, after several delays through the process of gaining the necessary government approvals. Adani has appointed its preferred recruiting company to begin accepting Expressions Of Interest for the job roles it expects to fill in the coming months.

The Adani Carmichael Mine Project will export more than 60mtpa of coal at its peak production phase. Mining operations will involve a massive infrastructure development including a 400km rail line to Abbot Point, near Bowen. The mine itself is expected to create around 5,000 mining construction jobs and + 4,000 mine jobs when in full production.

When fully developed, the Carmichael Coal Mine will be the largest coal mine in Queensland. The development of the mine and rail network will boost employment in the areas surrounding the mine.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to switch careers or look for a fresh start in mining in Queensland.

Existing workers looking to take advantage of this new project and secure employment should think about getting the right training and appropriate certification that meets the Government legislation around WH&S and the Coal Mining Safety & Health Act 1999.

Carmichael mine facts

  • The project has a potential mine life of 90 years.
  • An investment of approximately $10 billion.
  • A permanent work force of 4000 people is anticipated.
  • The mine is expected to be around 45 kilometres long.
  • Carmichael Mine is located on the Moray Downs cattle station (Isaac Regional Council area), about 160km north-west of Clermont, QLD.
  • A combination of 6 open pit and underground workings.
  • Each pit is expected to produce 10 million tonnes of coal a year.
  • Coal destination and stockpiling at Abbott Point coal terminal near Bowen via a 185 km rail line (to be built) where it will join the the existing QR National Network; and
  • Coal exports are predominantly headed for India with the first coal exports around early 2016.ConstructionHunter_Logo3


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