Sedgman lands Cockatoo contract

COAL processing plant specialist Sedgman has won a $36.7 million contract to help expand Cockatoo Coal’s Baralaba open cut mine in Queensland.
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The Baralaba mine.

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Once complete the mine’s capacity to stack, reclaim and rail product will rise from 1 million tonnes per annum to 3.5Mtpa.

Sedgman said the scope of the work covered detail design, supply, fabrication, construction and commissioning of the train load-out (TLO) and stockyard facility at Moura.

The design and procurement phase is worth $19.4 million whole $17.3 million will be spent for subsequent construction.

“We have 35 years experience designing, constructing and operating coal handling and preparation plants and TLO facilities,” Sedgman CEO and managing director Peter Watson said.

“The contract award followed a competitive tender process where we were able to demonstrate how our innovative approach to design and low-cost procurement options would realise both technical and commercial value for Cockatoo Coal.

“Cockatoo Coal is an important and emerging player in the Australian coal market and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with them as they enter the next phase of development.”

A go-ahead for construction work is expected in November with overall completion of the TLO targeting August 2015.

The load-out facility will be 3km east of Moura and adjacent to the main rail line in this region.

The coal from the $313 million project to develop the associated Baralaba North expansion pit will be exported through the Wiggins Island coal export terminal, which is nearing completion.

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