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The Karara Iron Ore Project

Karara Mining Ltd in WA was established in 2007 as a result of a 50/50 Joint Venture Agreement between Gindalbie Metals Limited and Angang Steel Company Ltd, one of China’s largest iron ore miners and steel makers.

Karara has the potential to be a life-long iron ore business producing magnetite deposits and multiple hematite deposits.

The project produced its first shipment of hematite products in March 2011, and by
December 2012 had reached its milestone of one million tonnes of hematite.
Gindalbie Metals have announced that Karara’s first major shipment of 55,000
tonnes of magnetite concentrate is now headed to China. By the end of April
2013, the company expects almost eight million tonnes per annum is capable
of being produced.

Location And Lifestyle

Flying to the Karara Site takes 45 minutes from Perth, is 60 minutes from
Bunbury and only 30 minutes from Geraldton. The Karara
Village accommodation is brand new and offer high quality facilities including
internet access, 3G mobile coverage, swimming pool, tennis, cricket, gym,
volleyball and mini golf. The project has provided significant supporting
infrastructure and has built the Karara Export Terminal in Geraldton.

Employment Opportunies

The Karara Project has provided numerous employment opportunities for Perth and its economy with a construction workforce of over 1500 employees and
an additional 300 jobs providing significant business opportunities. A range of
vacancies exist both at the Karara Mine Site and within the mining company
located in Perth. For current vacancies, check out Karara’s website to
express your interest.

Karara works with alot of business partners and suppliers. If you are looking to work in the following careers

  • Hospitality & Facilities Management (cleaning etc.)
  • Drill and Blast Operators
  • Dump Truck Operators
  • Mobile Plant Operators
  • Truck driving

You will need to get in contact with the outsourced company. The following list is the business partners and their involvement with the project.


Business Partners / Suppliers Work Package Description
AGC Structural, Mechanical & Piping (SMP) Construction
Aggreko Temporary Power and Fuel Storage
Ansaldto STS Australia Pty Ltd Rail works
Ansteel Rail works
Ansteel Structural steel / Carbon Steel Rail Supply
AUSCO Engineering Conveyor Fitting
Bis Industries Mining / Construction works
Brierty Operations Mining Operations – Blue
Central Earthmoving Port works at Geraldton Port
Creedence Contracting Maintenance works for Mining and Operations
Downer EDI – Mining Mining works at Karara Hill
Downer EDI – Substation Transmission works
Downer EDI – Switchyard & E& I works Transmission works
Downer EDI – Underground Services Undergrounds service works
Downer EDI Power Power transmission line design and construction
Drip Services Maintenance works for Mining and Operations
FL Smidth Primary crusher
Geraldton Electrical Company Port works at Geraldton Port
Hostile Emergency Services Security / Medical Services
Humes/Cemex Dual gauge rail sleepers
Laing O'Rourke Port Civil
Macmahon / MVM Rail Earthworks and trackwork
Maicon Engineering Port works at Geraldton Port
Maison Worley Parsons Concentrator detailed design
Metso Minerals Secondary crushers
Mullen & Nolan Surveyors Surveying
Nippon Eirich Fine grinding mills
NRW Earthworks and Civil Works
Outotec Pressure filters, float cells, thickeners
Pacific Industrial Company Tankage Work on the Process Plant Site
PC&M – Programmed Construction and Maintenance Construction and Maintenance
Polysius Ball mills and high pressure grinding rolls
Rapid Crushing Crushing and Screening – Mining Operations
S&K Electrical Electrical services for KML on site
Scaffolding Management Services Scaffolding services - Process Plant Site
Siemens Electrical / Electronic Engineering
Sodexo Hospitality & Facilities Management (cleaning, catering etc)
Stone Echo Minor contractor conducting earthworks for KML Mining Operations
UON Power and Water Contractor
VDM Mining Workshop and Washdown Bay – Process Plant Site
Wearside Construction Structural and mechanical works Geraldton Port
WorleyParsons, Onyx Projects Project management and Engineering support
Xinging Ductile iron pipe

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