UNDERGROUND

Dendrobium longwall relocation overcomes mechanical and power outage hurdles

SOUTH32’s longwall relocation from LW15 to LW16 at its Dendrobium mine in New South Wales has been completed only two days over its forecast timeline.

South32 is considering further mining within Area 3C, however, due to the geological constraints, investigations are still ongoing to prove up potential longwall plans.

South32 is considering further mining within Area 3C, however, due to the geological constraints, investigations are still ongoing to prove up potential longwall plans.

Dendrobium Mine general manager Neville McAlary told a community update that it had suffered delays due to power outages from rainfall in February and several mechanical breakdowns. "The mine has commenced...

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