CS Energy has reappointed Golding Contractors as the operator of Kogan Creek Mine near Chinchilla following an open market procurement process.
Golding Contractors employs approximately 70 people at the Kogan Creek Mine who live in the Western Downs and the broader South East Queensland region.
The mine supplies approximately 2.5 million tonnes of black coal per year to the neighbouring Kogan Creek Power Station, both of which CS Energy owns.
CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills said Golding Contractors had proven to be an efficient mine operator and provided a highly competitive bid for the ongoing operations of the mine.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Golding Contractors as they maintain a consistent supply of quality coal to Kogan Creek Power Station,” Mr Bills said.
“Kogan Creek Power Station is one of the youngest and most efficient coal-fired power stations in the country and plays an important role in providing a secure supply of electricity to support Australia’s evolving energy mix.”
Golding Contractors CEO, Geoff Caton congratulated the Golding team on the reappointment, in particular the site workforce at Kogan Creek Mine.
“This result demonstrates the quality and value of Golding’s work and we look forward to extending our long relationship with CS Energy,” Mr Caton said.
Golding Contractors’ current mining operations contract has been extended until 30 June 2026, with an option for CS Energy to extend the contract for up to another four years. They were awarded this contract after CS Energy undertook a rigorous competitive tender process.