Cloudbreak Mine WA

The Pilbara region of Western Australia is rich in resources and the Cloudbreak mine is just one of the large iron ore mines in the area.

Owned by the company behind Australia’s richest man (Andrew Forrest), Fortesque Metals Group, the Cloudbreak mine produces 39 million tonnes of iron ore each year and its plans to increase this figure fell over due to financing problems from its Chinese investors.

About Fortesque Metals Group

Fortesque Metals Group LogoAn Australian mining company with a market capitalisation of almost 20 billion dollars, it is interesting to know that the company only loaded it’s first shipment of coal in 2008.

Fortesque holders over 80,000km2 of land (more than both BHP and Rio Tinto), and has two main mining hubs – the Chichester and the Solomon.

Cloudbreak is located in the Chichester operation and is currently processes 110,000 tonnes of coal each day.

Jobs At Cloudbreak Mine

Job at the Cloudbreak mine in WA are on a FIFO basis, with most workers being flown in and out of the West Australian capital, Perth. However, they do also fly employees from other regional locations throughout WA.

Fortesque have a ‘family friendly’ rostering system which works on a 8 day work roster, and 6 days at home. This allows workers to spend quality time with their family, without have to spend weeks away at a time.

Lodging is provided and rooms come with attached ensuites as well as a TV with all FTA channels as well as additional ones. All meals are provided for and there is a range of recreational activities available.

If you are looking for a job at Cloudbreak, you should get in contact with one of the mining recruitment companies in Perth.

Tragedy At Cloudbreak

Mining has always been publicised for its work tragedies and Cloudbreak is no different.

First with the rail line that Fortesque built to transport their coal, where 2 workers were killed during a cyclone in 2007, and more recently in late 2010 when a worker was killed at an onsite workshop and operations where suspended as both a mark of respect and to ensure the safety of employees.

 

 

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