The equipment for the contract is expected to be onsite by April 2011.
The contract covers mine planning, pit design and environmental reporting apart from other typical operational services for open cut coal mining.
“Mining continues to be a growth area for John Holland, with rising overseas demand for coal and other minerals driving investment in new resources projects across Australia,” John Holland group managing director Glenn Palin said.
“With the acquisition of new plant and equipment and the ongoing refinement of our mining service capabilities, we look forward to continued expansion in this area of our business.”
The company’s mining business general manager, Russell Cuttler, said the contract win was a fantastic opportunity for the company to continue its push into Queensland’s mining industry.
“Our initial focus is on delivering a smooth transition from the retiring contractor, as we aim to continue to improve efficiency and deliver coal production targets over the coming four years through the development of a collaborative working relationship with the Jellinbah Group.”
The Jellinbah East coal mine has more than 4 million tonnes per annum of run-of-mine production capacity.
The coal is produced as either pulverised coal injection coal or a high energy thermal coal.
Stakeholders of the private company include Tremell (40.08%), Queensland Coal Mine Management (29.92%), Maurebeni Coal (15%), and Catherine Hill Resources (15%).