In the ‘How to get a start at …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects all over the country. In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements. This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed. The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.
The WICET (Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal) Project Overview
From the WICET website
The Project involves the funding and construction of a new coal export facility which will be situated just west of the existing RG Tanna Coal Terminal in Gladstone Harbour. The Terminal will be located at Golding Point on land leased from the Gladstone Ports Corporation within Gladstone State Development Area. The site is accessed via Mt Larcom Road.
Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd (WICET) is owned and being developed by existing and potential coal exporters located in Queensland to provide increased long term export coal capacity.
The Terminal will be located at Golding Point, to the west of the existing RG Tanna and Barney Point Terminals.
Once fully commissioned, the multi-billion dollar industry-owned and privately funded Terminal will provide over 80 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) in additional export coal capacity through the Port of Gladstone.
The WICET consortium includes eight Stage One owners:
Currently under construction, WICET has the combined support of the Queensland Government, Gladstone Ports Corporation and other infrastructure providers to deliver the Project using an industry-owned and privately funded structure. The first coal shipments through the initial development of the new Terminal are planned from 2014.
The Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) has the potential to be one of the largest of its kind, using modern technology to assist Queensland coal exporting to be competitive.
Main components of the Terminal
- A rail receival dump station designed to handle 7600 tonnes per hour
- A 5.5km long overland conveyor
- Stockyard area for 1.9 million tonnes of coal
- Materials handling and sampling systems feeding the 2km long jetty conveyor
- Single berth with a travelling ship loader to fill ships at 8250 tonnes per hour
- Channels and wharf to accept a range of vessels from 40,000dwt to 220,000dwt
- 132kV substation, access roads, workshops, administration offices and amenities
The estimated cost to build the project is $2.5 billion and will provide 800 jobs on site during the construction phase and employ up to 120 personnel during operation.
Capacity Commitments confirmed for WICET Stage Two
WICET has executed Capacity Commitment Deeds with four coal producers for 32.2Mtpa of
additional export capacity to support the proposed second stage of the terminal (WEXP1),
planned for completion in 2016.
The four coal producers and their respective source mines are:
Aquila Coal – Washpool
Cockatoo Coal (on behalf of the North Surat Joint Venture) – Collingwood
Stanmore Coal – The Range
Xstrata Coal Queensland (on behalf of the Wandoan Joint Venture) – Wandoan.
WICET is progressing engineering, early works and working with the four producers and the
associated infrastructure providers to plan and align financing and delivery of the WEXP1 project.
The Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal has approval to provide more than 80Mtpa of coal export
Construction of the 27Mtpa Stage One is well underway with first coal shipments planned in 2014.
Location Profile – Gladstone & Central QLD
Gladstone, Tannum Sands, Boyne Island, Biloela, Moura, Agnes Waters, LNG, Coal, Alumina, Aluminum, Cement, Power Station, Curtis Island, Wiggins Island, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Trial riding, Moto x, 4×4, Drag strip, Surf (just), Kite Surfing and Cinemas.
Population: 60316 (2010)
Gladstone Region – Rents as at Jan 2012
- 2 Bed 1 Bath – $300 – $490
- 3 Bed 1 Bath – $310 – $575
- 4 Bed 2 Bath – $550 – $2000
Gladstone Region – House Prices as at Jan 2012
- 2 Bed 1 Bath – $295,000 – $455,000
- 3 Bed 1 Bath – $370,00 – $1,100,000
- 4 Bed 2 Bath – $401,543 – $1,300,000
|Climate data for Gladstone Airport|
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|Avg. Rainfall mm||111.8||183.9||71.1||43.4||34.1||42.6||26.3||36.6||32.1||59.2||59.3||121.0||819.1|
|Avg. Rainy days||11.1||12.1||8.2||5.8||5.3||6.3||4.6||4.4||4.3||7.2||7.7||10.4||87.4|
Companies Involved with the WICET Project
|Monadelphous Muhibbah Marine Joint Venture (MMMJV)||Jetty and ship berth marine works||If you are interested in employment opportunities, you can email your resume to [email protected]
For more information call (07) 3368 6700 or visit www.mmmarine.com.au
|Abigroup Golding Joint Venture (AGJV)||Bulk earthworks North of Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road
|If you are interested in employment opportunities, visit www.agjv.com.au for details.
For Further Information call (07) 4962 0800
|Civil Mining and Construction (CMC)||Bulk earthworks – South of Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road|| If you are interested in employment opportunities, you can email your resume to [email protected]
For further Information call (07) 4977 8901
|Worley Parsons||Procurement and construction and management||(White Collar Managements and Engineering)|
|Hatch, part of AureconHatch||Engineering management contractor||(Engineering, Drafting)|
Occupations Required at the WICET Project
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Building Trades
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning and Catering Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Metal Trades
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the WICET Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or QLD Licences
- Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
- Australian Drivers Licences
- High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP’s, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
- Safely Working at Heights for EWP workers
- Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
- Dogging/Rigging Tickets
- First Aid Certificate
Interstate Licence Recognition
A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate.
Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition
Enterprise Bargaining Agreement
An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.
Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide. Like most things in life, there are no guarantees. Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.
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