Carborough Downs Coal Mine – December 2012 – April 2013

  • Conveyor Installation and Removals including Maingate and Trunk

After winning the tender process MANUPLEX wase contracted for the installation and removal of major conveyor systems. This included all civil concrete works and the installation of Maingate 5, Trunk Belt Extension TC04 and Removal of LC02.

All works were considered critical path and were completed above expectations.

Fast Facts:


Location: Central Queensland
Products: Hard and Semi Coking Coal
Employees: 500+
Annual Production: 4Mtpa run of mine
Estimated mine life: between 12-21 years

Initially, this was a bord and pillar mine with two continuous miners in a cut and flit operation. In 2009, Vale undertook a $400 million expansion converting Carborough Downs to a modern longwall operation with 4Mtpa run of mine coal.