Komatsu shifts Carmichael coal

Posted June 30, 2015

Komatsu 960E_Adani

Komatsu has received an order for 55 960E-2 and 930E-4SE super-large dump trucks for use at Adani Mining’s Carmichael coal mine, about 160km north-west of Clermont.
The heavy equipment manufacturer said the trucks were to be delivered from the second half of 2016.
Komatsu has not disclosed the value of the agreement or made any announcement on where the equipment will be assembled.
However the company’s recently opened customer support centre in Paget, Mackay, has the capacity to service the ultra-class trucks and its expanded Mackay Mining Assembly facility, opened mid-2013, is able to assemble them.
All of Komatsu’s current generation of ultra-class haul trucks are autonomous capable, and the 960E models have a 330-tonne haulage capacity.
The Carmichael project involves a large thermal coal mine in the northern Galilee Basin linked by 388km of rail to a new terminal at Abbot Point, near Bowen.
Adani Mining has flagged plans for a September start date for off-site works for the project, according to Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen – who recently met with Adani Australia country head and chief executive officer Jeyakumar Janakaraj.
“There is a very good opportunity for regional centres like Mackay and also Rockhampton and Townsville in all aspects of this project, including construction of the mine site itself, the rail line and also the port expansion,” he said.

Adani is understood to have invested more than $3 billion in the project to date.

Downer EDI has been selected as mining services contractor and POSCO E&C has been appointed as the Preferred EPC contractor for Adani’s North Galilee Basin Rail (NGBR) project.
Adani Australia in June launched an Indigenous Participation Plan (IPP) encompassing its port, rail and mine projects in Queensland.
The company said this was set to result in a direct benefit of at least $250 million in business development, jobs, and training opportunities to traditional owner groups.

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