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SHECON Upgrade

kw installed energy
Office: Mackay, Australia 
Customer: BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) 
Location: Goonyella Riverside Mine, Australia 
Timeframe: 2002 - 2005 
Goonyella Riverside is one of the largest open cut coal mines in Australia, producing over 14 million tons of coking coal a year and selling to South and East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and India.

The owners, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, recognized the existing high capacity (9,000 tons per hour) overburden conveying and disposal system was not performing to specification. A detailed system analysis showed that availability was the main contributor to the lack of performance. BMA also desired additional functionality and operability from the system.

After conducting a number of investigations and considering a range of capacities, conveyor configurations, drive, and control system upgrades, WorleyParsons secured the role of EPCM contractor for the upgrade of drives, the stacking control system, and the drive control system.

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