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Yancoal awards NEPEAN Conveyors Moolarben conveyor contract

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World Coal,

NEPEAN Conveyors has awarded a circa US$50 million contract from major coal miner Yancoal Australia Pty Ltd (Yancoal) to design, develop and install a complete underground to surface conveyor system for the highly anticipated Moolarben coal complex in New South Wales, Australia.

The company was able to provide a complete conveyor package solution with a superior technical offering that also met Yancoal’s need for urgent and reliable, on-time delivery.

The project consists of an 1800 mm wide drift conveyor, an 1800 mm underground trunk conveyor, complete with three 1600 mm wide underground maingate conveyors, to handle 4500 short tph production from the longwall system.

The contract was signed in February and construction works have been progressing on schedule with main drift works set to be completed in September. The underground trunk and maingate construction works are also progressing and are planned to be completed in accordance to the delivery schedule.

At full production capacity, the Moolarben complex will produce 17 million tpy of ROM coal and employ approximately 450 personnel.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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