SMW rides high on Bravus haul truck tray deal
“Securing a contract to supply Ultrahaul trays to the Carmichael project is a great outcome for SMW Group and is a vote of confidence for Central Queensland’s mining services industry,” Mr Humphreys said.
“We are excited to be involved with a high-profile operation like the Carmichael project.”
Bravus Mining & Resources chief executive officer David Boshoff said the Ultrahaul tray was a class-leading product for mine haul trucks that SMW Group had developed specifically for the Central Queensland coal industry.
“The trays are tailored for our fleet of CAT796AC haul trucks and will help to maximise production and improve operational efficiency,” he said.
“We have been impressed by SMW Group’s willingness to work with us to get the product right for our operations and look forward to seeing the results of this relationship over time.”
Mr Boshoff said the contract would have direct benefits for Mackay and Rockhampton, bolstering the local economies against the impacts of COVID restrictions.
“Having this level of manufacturing capacity in our region is a huge boost, because we can continue to grow our fleet and ramp up operations with minimal impact from COVID induced restrictions and border closures,” Mr Boshoff said.
“We are proud to have made good on our promises to Queensland, and especially regional Queensland. We have created more than 2600 jobs and signed more than $2.2 billion in contracts.
“More than 88 per cent of our contracts are being delivered in Queensland. This work has been spread across all corners of the state to give as many regions as possible the opportunity to benefit from our project, while also enabling us to tap into the highly-skilled construction and resources industry workforce that Queensland possesses.
“We are ramping up our mining fleet and construction on the coal handling and processing plant is well underway. We are excited to be so close to delivering on our promise to ship first coal this year.”
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