Excavators completed at Goonyella Riverside

CONSTRUCTION of the second of two Liebherr 9800 excavators has been completed at the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance's Goonyella Riverside mine in Queensland.

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The newly-completed excavator at BMA's Goonyella Riverside mine.

The two excavators are part of the mine's accelerated stripping project designed to increase the waste stripping and coal exposure capacity of the mine into the future.
 
A BHP spokesman told Australia's Mining Monthly that each of the excavators cost about $16 million, and weighed approximately 800 tonnes.
 
"The machine moves about 80 tonnes of dirt in each pass and fills a 930E truck in four passes," he said.
 
"In total, each excavator will move about 15 million banked cubic metres of dirt each year - roughly 30Mt."     
 
Goonyella Riverside is also bringing additional 18 Komatsu 930E-4 haul trucks on line as part of the accelerated stripping project.

 

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