Golding secures more Queensland coal work with Fitzroy

NRW Holdings subsidiary Golding Contractors has been awarded an early contractor involvement (ECI) contract by Fitzroy Australia Resources for the provision of project development services for the Ironbark No 1 coal mine in the Bowen Basin of Queensland.

The ECI scope is to provide detailed design, costing and project scheduling for the civil and mining services required to develop the mine.

The infrastructure associated with the ECI includes the bulk excavation and stabilisation of the box cut, installation of portals, haul roads, site access roads, dams and associated civil infrastructure.

It is anticipated construction will start in the June quarter of 2019 should Fitzroy proceed with Golding.

Ironbark No 1 (formerly known as the Ellensfield coal asset) is an advanced project situated around 30 km northeast of Moranbah and 125 km southwest of Mackay.

Fitzroy is currently finalising the feasibility and approval processes to enable the construction of an underground longwall coking coal mine. The company, earlier this month, received the mining lease for the project.

Golding’s contract award follows the successful completion of the 12-month Broadlea mining project for Fitzroy, which was awarded to the contractor in September 2017 and completed in October 2018.