Western Sydney Airport job could pave the way for Trencor T16 surface miners into the coal market.
Conditions underground are normalising in response to the measures being taken.
The $240 million Aquila mine was committed to awarding contracts locally.
Grasstree was the standout performer for Anglo American in the December quarter.
This life-saving equipment could form part of the emergency response plan for every mine site.
The donation is the largest corporate philanthropic gift the foundation has ever received.
The company aims to make Aquila one the world's most technologically advanced underground mines.
Anglo American will buy iron ore lump and fines from Frances Creek stockpiles.
Open cut operations have also been scaled back at Dawson and Capcoal.
The consortium will run for five years.
Employment practices at Grosvenor were in the spotlight at the Coal Mining Board of Inquiry.
The drill can reach depths up to six times deeper than a standard single-rod drill.