Russell Vale longwall in stable area: Wollongong Coal

THE approved component of longwall 6 extraction at Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale in New South Wales was completed in the September quarter and the longwall now remains stored in situ in a geologically stable area.
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Lou Caruana

Management strategies have been developed to ensure the long-term strata stability of this area, according to the company.

Following the decision to place the Russell Vale mine onto care and maintenance, the maingate 7 gateroad was demobilised.

“A remaining care and maintenance team at Russell Vale has been selected with management plans and strategies to ensure full statutory compliance is maintained,” the company said.

At Wollongong Coal’s Wongawilli colliery, the care and maintenance team continues to ensure operational compliance, as well as focussing on maintaining existing infrastructure in an operational condition.

Planning and constraints analysis is ongoing for the Wonga South project, according to Wollongong Coal.

“This is coupled with the collation of environmental data and data studies for the planning process,” it said.

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