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Carborough Downs CHPP Expansion

Ausenco Services Pty Ltd - Moranbah QLD

Project Execution Period

May 2009 – December 2009

Project Description

The Carborough Downs Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) expansion project is a brownfield project that will double the capacity of the existing CHPP to ~ 6.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of raw coal.

The existing plant processes coal from the underground Carborough Downs and open-cut Broadlea mines.

Coal is presently trucked to the Carborough Downs plant from both sites.

Contract Value

$5.5 million

Scope of Work
  • The Carborough Downs CHPP expansion incorporates:
  • 1000 tonne surge bin
  • Two raw coal conveyors delivering coal to the new and existing coal preparation plants
  • A new coal preparation plant (CPP),
  • Primary and secondary product stacking conveyors
  • Product stockpile
  • Product reclaim tunnel and conveyor
  • Extension to the existing train load out reclaim conveyor and reclaim tunnel
  • Extension to the existing rejects conveyor
  • New rejects conveyor and stockpile
  • Associated electrics, earthworks and civil.
Highlights & Achievements
  • Successful completion of shutdown and tie in with existing train load out facilities
  • Quality of installation, as recognised by the client
  • Level of commitment of all team members to HSE for project.