Kestrel Mine Expansion

Project Kestrel Mine Expansion
Location Emerald, QLD
Client Rio Tinto Coal Australia
Partnership Since 2010
Finish Date 2013
Project Description:

The Kestrel Mine Extension Project was at the time the largest underground coal project since the construction of the Gordonstone Mine in 1990, providing access to the 400/500 series longwall coal panels in the German Creek Seam, with an expected mine life of 25 tears. Mastermyne’s involvement incorporated three separate parts.

  • Drift development
  • Pit bottom development
  • Mains and gate road development for first longwall coal

CC03 contract work scope included:

  • Excavation of portal entries
  • Installation of steel sets
  • Supply and installation of temporary development drift conveyors
  • Supply and installation of temporary development drift conveyors
  • Supply and installation of development ventilation fans for both drifts and pit bottom development
  • Construction of a surface training facility including bolting platform and wheeling roads
  • Construction and completion of a 1 in 8 transport drift 1877m long with concrete segment paving
  • Construction and completion of a 1 in 6 conveyor drift 1577m long with concrete segment paving
  • Construction and completion of 2.5km pit bottom Drivage, which included the linking of the drifts
  • Intersection of the main ventilation shaft
  • Installation of development belts, pit bottom belt and TG401
  • Installation of pit bottom pumping station
  • Several overpasses/underpasses

AA02 Contract work scope included:

  • Temporary drift conveyor replacement
  • ‘Life-of-mine’ drift conveyor installation
  • Mains trunk belt installation
  • LW401 conveyor installation
  • Pit bottom pumps and mine dewatering
  • Underground electrical infrastructure installation
  • Real time monitoring installation
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