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Anglo American purchases six “EnviroLAV” units for Grosvenor coal project

World Coal,

The EnviroLAV Powerless is the newest product from MineARC Systems. The company has released its newest product, which is a newly engineered, intrinsically safe mine toilet system suitable for coal mines.

Six of the EnviroLAV units have been purchased by Anglo American for the mining company’s Grosvenor coal project.

The powerless EnviroLAV system is designed to suit the volatile underground coal environment. The intrinsically safe design ensures there is no risk of electrical sparks and therefore no risk of explosion.

MineARC says that the system is: “A robust, self-contained, corrosion-resistant steel toilet system that is simple to operate and maintain. The structure consists of latrine facilities mounted on top of a mini biological treatment plant, allowing waste matter to be deposited directly into the biological treatment process. Biodegradable, non-toxic EnviroZYME solution is placed directly into the toilet to treat the waste, eliminating the need for handling hazardous chemicals.”

James Young, MineARC representative for Auxiliary Products, explained: The EnviroLAV Powerless is a cost effective toilet. It requires little maintenance and only needs to be emptied every 18 – 24 months.”

MineARC said the EnviroLAV units were purchased by Anglo American because they could be moved underground easily and frequently, which was due to the product’s low-maintenance design.

The Grosvenor coal project is a AU$ 1.95 billion growth project based in Moranbah, Queensland, in Australia’s Bowen Basin. The project involves developing a Greenfield underground coal mine with a  production capacity of 7 million tpa ROM coal, which would be processed to produced approximately 5 million tpa of metallurgical coal for export. Anglo American expects the project to have a LOM in excess of 30 years. 

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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