Anglo flags major job push
The reason why Grosvenor & Moranbah North haven’t sold...they aren’t for sale
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Less than two years after saying it wanted to exit the Queensland coal sector altogether, Anglo American has released a statement this week saying they have abandoned that plan.
Head of Anglo’s Australian Operations David Diamond, says it’s now committed to the Bowen Basin after some of the best operating performances in the company's history.
"Our demonstrated restraint and resilience, compounded by a global commodities industry turnaround, has paved the way for Anglo American’s resurgence in Australia", he said.
"As we look to the future Anglo American will build on its strong position as the third largest metallurgical coal producer globally and remain a major mining business and contributor to Queensland and Australia long into the future".
According to Mr Diamond, their commitment to Queensland means they will now embark on a recruitment drive.
“The Company will continue to invest long term in current employees, through internal moves and promotions, as well as to focus on attracting new expertise and experience,” he said.
“Anglo American is committed to maintaining its role as a major employer offering long-term career pathways and opportunities in the Queensland region.”
However, Anglo's footprint in Australian coal has been significantly reduced through the downturn, having sold the Callide and Foxleigh mines in Queensland, and the Dartbrook coal mine in NSW.That leaves them with the Dawson mine, the Grosvenor complex (Capcoal) and the Moranbah North mine in Queensland, and the Drayton Coal mine in NSW.