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Kestrel Coal Project

Rio Tinto’s Kestrel Mine is an underground operation supplying world markets with around four million tonnes of coking and thermal coal per annum. The mine is currently constructing the Kestrel Mine extension, a project to access the mine's existing resources more efficiently which will extend the life of the mine by 20 years, and increase mine capacity to up to 5.7 million tonnes per annum.

KESTREL MINE EXTENSION PROJECT

In spite of an increased earthwork volume added to the project, and a number of days lost due to wet weather, the project was completed ahead of the planned schedule, within budget and with zero lost time to injury recorded.

Located 40km north east of Emerald in central Queensland, BGC successfully completed all civil and earthworks for a new underground mine extension at the site.

The construction elements of the work encompassed 5km site access roads, sedimentation dams, Run of Mine (ROM) stockpile area and Mining Infrastructure Area (MIA). Excavation and backfill of two portal box cuts and the installation of precast arch tunnel units were also completed.

BGC crushed and screened rock excavated on site to produce aggregates in place of imported material.

A variation was added to the contract during the project schedule to include the construction and lining of an environmental dam, which received quality recognition from the client.

KESTREL MINE EARTHWORKS CONTRACT

In 2012, BGC Contracting was awarded a second contract by Rio Tinto Coal for the Kestrel Coal Mine bulk earthwork in association with the overland conveyor. The scope also incorporated road works, sedimentation ponds, culvert structures and associated works.

In spite of an increased earthwork volume added to the project, and a number of days lost due to wet weather, the project was completed ahead of the planned schedule, within budget and with zero lost time to injury recorded.

In total, BGC Contracting has successfully delivered 5 contracts for Rio Tinto Coal Mines in Australia due to a strong commitment to client relationships and quality project delivery. The other Rio Tinto Coal projects BGC worked on were Hail Creek and Clermont.

Client: Rio Tinto Coal Australia

Status:
Completed
Location:
Queensland
Value:
$85 Million
Capabilities: