Premier Coal runs a modern open cut mine employing large electric & hydraulic shovels and 240-tonne haul trucks.
The Mine is supported by sophisticated geological models and mine planning systems that combine to produce detailed, optimised schedules to ensure customer expectations of quality and quantity are consistently met in a timely manner.
Coal is mined using large excavators and 240-tonne trucks. On delivery to the coal plant, the coal is passed through a simple crushing and screening plant prior to stockpiling using a stacker/reclaimer system. Coal is delivered to local power station customers by conveyor and to other customers by rail or truck.
Key to the operations is a modern maintenance workshop and a mobile maintenance function for in-pit shovel and breakdown maintenance.
The whole operation is state-of-the-art with many functions, from fleet dispatch to dozer grade control, reliant upon extensive computer systems.
Safety in the workplace is a priority at Premier Coal.