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11th April 2021

Macmahon Holdings Wins $200m Contract at QLD Dawson Mine

Macmahon Holdings has been awarded a new $200 million contract by Anglo American Australia for mining works at the Dawson metallurgical coal mine in Queensland. The contract award will get Macmahon to deliver surface mining services at the Dawson South operations over a three-year period beginning July 2021. “We are very pleased to be selected for the Dawson South operation by Anglo American, a leading global mining company. We look forward to working very closely with our new client to ensure a smooth transition period and continuity of safe operations. This new project further strengthens our growing east coast presence,” Macmahon Holdings CEO and Managing Director Michael Finnegan said. The Dawson Mine is located in Central Queensland and it is considered as one of the oldest coal mining operations in the region – commencing operations in 1961. The mine is comprised of three operating pits, namely North, Central and South. The Dawson Mine was the first Australian mine to export coal to Japan in 1961 as well as the first mine to introduce the use of draglines in operations in 1963. The Dawson Mine is a joint venture development between Anglo American and Mitsui Holdings, and operated by Anglo American.

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31st March 2021

$47 Million Announced for QLD Pumped Hydro Plant

Genex has been approved up to $47 million in funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the Kidston Stage 2 Pumped Hydro Energy Storage project. This new pumped hydro facility will be co-located with the existing 50MW solar farm.

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31st January 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a retaining wall

 Steps to build a retaining wall: Know the lay of the land - contact Dial Before You Dig Draft your wall design Finalise plans and mark out area Excavate area and trench Lay and compact road base Lay steel bar grid/mesh and set up wooden forms Pour footing - lay cement and sand mix Screed and level the cement/sand mix Lay first row of bricks Fill first layer of bricks with blue metal aggregate Optional - Install drainage pipe Lay remaining layers of bricks Remove lugs from top layer Install caps Allow everything to dry

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