Mar 15, 2016

QCoal Group powers ahead at Byerwen

QCoal Group powers ahead at Byerwen

QCoal Group has signed contracts with Lend Lease and Powins for high-voltage electrical supply work as construction continues on its $1.7 billion Byerwen coal project.

Those packages were finalised recently and procurement of long lead items has commenced, the company confirmed this week.

Additional work packages including the civil works and CHPP design and construction are expected to be announced during 2016.

The Queensland-based QCoal Group is partnering with Japan’s JFE Steel Corporation to develop the hard coking coal mine 20km west of Glenden in Central Queensland.

It will be a staged development, expected to reach a peak capacity of about 10 million tonnes per annum.

Work on site in recent months has centred on the project’s rail loop, with contractor Murphy Pipe and Civil (MPC) nearing completion of the earthworks for that infrastructure.

A QCoal Group  spokeswoman said MPC had engaged a number of local contractors to provide materials and services, in line with QCoal’s commitment to local businesses during project development.

Tenders for the Byerwen project are being issued via the Industry Capability Network (ICN) or through a requested tender process, depending on the complexity of the packages involved

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