Southern Cross win Lake Vermont coal contract

 Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has been awarded the electrical instrumentation works at the Lake Vermont coal expansion project in Dysart, Queensland.

Valued at more than $12 million, it was awarded by the Thiess Sedgman Joint Venture (TSJV).

The electrical instrumentation package of works is predominately for the expansion of the coal handling and preparation plant at the mine.

Once the upgraded plant is finished it is expected produce around four million tonnes of additional coal annually, and approximately 800 tonnes per hour.

The product coal, all metallurgical, will be predominantly hard coking coal with the balance PCI.

The contract is set to start next month and run until October 2012.

The entire construction of the plant is valued at around $118 million.

The mine itself is a joint venture operation run by Jellinbah Resources, Maurbeni Coal, Catherine Hill Resources, and Coronar.


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