Friday 18th Sep, 2020

Anglo American awards Aquila overland conveyor contract

Fenner Dunlop ACE has won a contract to deliver an overland conveyor system for Anglo American’s Aquila project.

Under the new contract, Fenner Dunlop ACE will undertake the complete design, supply and installation of the ACV002 Overland Conveyor.

Works will include the overland structure, belting, electrics and an elevated stacker to load coal onto the site stockpile. Several conveyor components including mechanical supply, electrical supply and belting, will be manufactured in Australia.

ACE QLD Regional Manager Brendon Harms said the company was excited to be working on the project, following the delivery of the initial underground development works.

“We believe we have created a culture of delivering on our promises,” Harms said.

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“Completing the design, supply and installation give us a great opportunity to ensure effective conveyor operation for our client.”

Fenner Dunlop ACE will also be responsible for the complete install and commissioning of the overland conveyor.

Anglo American is a global mining company with significant investments in Queensland. Aquila is an underground hard coking coal mine near Middlemount, which aims extend the life of Anglo American’s existing Capcoal underground operations.

The Overland Conveyor project is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2021.