Fenner Dunlop ACE was engaged by a Bowen Basin Coal mine site to undertake an extensive overhaul of a complete maingate conveyor system which was initially supplied by ACE in 2015.
When a surge pile of 200 tonnes of mined material collapsed in a mine in Tasmania the existing modular conveyor system had to be replaced as quickly as possible.
Fenner Dunlop was the only company in the region that could guarantee quick delivery and installation of a 450mm wide and 30m long modular-built belt conveyor.
Fenner Dunlop ACE has entered into a strategic partnership with Milek Engineering, a well-known and respected business with a focus on innovative solutions for customers, providing robust, efficient and reliable equipment for harsh and challenging operating environments. As part of the agreement, Milek Engineering will become Fenner Dunlop ACE partner for all electrical projects in Queensland.
Rio Tinto Ports has awarded Fenner Dunlop a permanent contract to provide Conveyor Maintenance Services in Western Australia.
The long-term arrangement will see Fenner Dunlop service all the conveyors at Cape Lambert and Dampier Port, which together represent a significant portion of conveyors in the country. To better support the customer a new Fenner Dunlop branch will be opening in Karratha, forming a strong, long-term business in the region.
After many years of continuous operation in Port Hedland and looking into extending the local commitment to this important region, Fenner Dunlop recently relocated the branch to Newman. Conveniently located at 34 Shovelanna St, Newman, the branch is close to major mines making it easy to better service valued clients.
Surprises are never welcome in a fast-paced mine operation. Think about the cost to replace the most productive, highest performance belt, not to mention the loss in production while it is out of action. Now imagine how much can be saved with an early warning monitoring system so that a repair or planned overhaul can take place instead.
The Fenner Dunlop philosophy is about designing products and solutions that reduce downtime, increase belt life, and being available to offer the best support, which is what the customers ultimately require.
Fenner Dunlop ACE are leading the industry in Pulley Overhaul and Supply, a critical part of the conveyor operations. The branch in Queensland is equipped with clean assembly facilities, automated build procedures and now a state-of-the-art pulley testing machine, which can run conveyor pulleys before installation at the customers' site.
Fenner Dunlop’s redesigned rockbox transfer system and ongoing conveyor modifications at Yancoal Australia’s Ashton Coal underground mine are improving conveyor availability and minimising the potential for shutdowns usually associated with mining a narrow seam.
The current seam at Yancoal’s Ashton mine in the Hunter Valley ranges from 1.8 to 2.2 metres high against an average height of 3.6 metres throughout most of the region’s open cut and underground mines. The narrow seam is not unique to the Ashton mine and is generally confined to mines in the eastern half of the Hunter Valley mining zone.
The North Goonyella Mine is operated as an underground longwall mine that produces premium quality coking coal for the export market. The mine is located 160 kilometres west of Mackay and 17 kilometres from the Burton Gorge Dam, in the Central Queensland Highlands.
Belle Banne Conveyor Services in Australia have been given the Millionaire award for safety. This award reflects BBCS commitment to safety, reaching one million hours worked without a lost time incident.
The award is a testament to the hard work of the entire BBCS team, particularly given the challenging, hazardous and high-risk enviroements in which they work.
The milestone was reached in November 2016 and BBCS have continued to improve on this impressive achievmenet and maintained no lost time incidents to date.
A torn drift conveyor belt and a 60 day+ replacement schedule is every production manager’s worst nightmare. This was the scenario for one of Australia’s largest metallurgical coal producers.
Australia’s largest raw sugar producer’s long-term partnership with Fenner Dunlop Australia delivers in spades.