In October 2012 and February 2013, McElligotts worked on two different projects as part of the Oaky Creek Coal Mine Conveyor remediation. Since then, McElligotts are proud to have been bought on as a permanent contractor, providing scaffolding, blasting and painting as part of the steel remediation project.
The Oaky Creek Coal Mine is located next to the small town of Tieri within the Bowen Basin Central Queensland and is serviced out of our Mackay depot. With 288 million tonnes of coking coal in reserves, the Oaky Creek Coal Mine is one of the largest coal reserves in Australasia and the world. The mine has two underground operations and a coal preparation plant, which is a joint venture between Xstrata Coal Queensland, Sumisho Coal Australia, Itochu Coal Resources Australia and ICRA OC.
Projects like these are rewarding to work on because we are able to contribute to such an important part of Queensland’s economy. Our focus each day at Oaky Creek is to provide the mining workers with the access and tools they need to complete their work safely and efficiently.
The McElligotts Queensland team thoroughly enjoy working on various projects with the Oaky Creek Coal Mine team and are looking forward to continuing .our support to their business throughout 2021.and into the future.