Posted in | Coal | Mining Business

Asciano Secures Large Coal Haulage Contract with Middlemount

Asciano has secured a $320 million contract with Middlemount Coal for the next ten years. This will be for moving as much as 3 million tons of coal per annum in Queensland from January 2012 onwards. Middlemount Coal is a joint venture between Macathur Coal and Nobel Group.

The managing director and chief executive officer of Asciano Mark Rowsthorn saw this as a significant step in the company's growth strategy to demonstrate their ability to meet customer needs in Queensland. The operation will be via the Northern Missing Link railway line to Abbot Point.

The impending privatization of the Queensland Rail going to Abbot Point will not be affected by Asciano getting the contract. The missing link from Dalrymple Bay to Abbot Point will give coal mining companies a choice between ports.

Asciano is also contracted to carry Rio Tinto's coal from German Creek mine to Dalrymple Bay. The company is also looking forward to the new contracts from mines in central Queensland. It sees itself well placed to meet with such demands.

Joel Scanlon

Written by

Joel Scanlon

Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Scanlon, Joel. (2019, March 19). Asciano Secures Large Coal Haulage Contract with Middlemount. AZoMining. Retrieved on October 22, 2019 from https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=92.

  • MLA

    Scanlon, Joel. "Asciano Secures Large Coal Haulage Contract with Middlemount". AZoMining. 22 October 2019. <https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=92>.

  • Chicago

    Scanlon, Joel. "Asciano Secures Large Coal Haulage Contract with Middlemount". AZoMining. https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=92. (accessed October 22, 2019).

  • Harvard

    Scanlon, Joel. 2019. Asciano Secures Large Coal Haulage Contract with Middlemount. AZoMining, viewed 22 October 2019, https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=92.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Submit