TerraCom through its wholly owned subsidiary Orion Mining Pty Ltd has successfully recommissioned the Blair Athol Coal Mine and is on track to deliver first sales next month (August 2017). Orion will rapidly ramp up to approximately 2 million tpy annualised rate in early 4Q17.
Mining and Rehabilitation activities have progressed on schedule to meet the first coal sale timeline, according to a recent announcement from TerraCom. Bulk earthworks have commenced on the rehabilitation element of the operation, which is being conducted in accordance with the requirements defined in the Environmental Authority.
Initial overburden has been removed and placed in its final position to facilitate the first coal extraction. The first month’s coal production has been surveyed insitu and the entire site is being readied for the first coal sale.
Key activities performed or commenced enabling successful and sustainable operations include; safety and health management system integration and enactment, facilities recommission, full mobile fleet upgrade, site road maintenance, and along with commencement of the dragline overhaul.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/exploration-and-development/19072017/blair-athol-coal-mine-successfully-recommissioned/