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Grosvenor drift tunnels world class: Foulstone

THE concrete linings built by the tunnel boring machine at the drift tunnels of Anglo American’s Grosvenor mine in Queensland are two of the highest quality access tunnels to a coal seam anywhere in the world, according to general manager operations Adam Foulstone.

Lou Caruana
The TBM at Anglo American's Grosvenor mine in Queensland during construction.

The TBM at Anglo American's Grosvenor mine in Queensland during construction.

Not only are the tunnels superior in aesthetic terms, they also have better durability over the mine life with very low maintenance requirements, he said in a paper titled Experiences and challengers for...

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