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Caval Ridge Construction of Coal Handling Plant

BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd - Moranbah, QLD

Project Execution Period

July 2012 - December 2013

Contract Value

$160 million

Project Description

The Caval Ridge Mine is a located in the northern section of the Bowen Basin, southeast of Moranbah. The mine has been identified as a quality hard coking coal resource to support BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) growth options.

The project involves a new coal mine and a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP). The new Caval Ridge Mine will have the capacity to produce 5.5 mtpa and the CHPP will also process an additional 2.5mtpa of product coal from the expansion of the neighbouring Peak Downs Mine, which will be transported via conveyor.

Scope of Work

Monadelphous delivered the civil, structural steel, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works, installation of free-issue materials and equipment for the new Coal Handling Preparation Plant including ROM dump station, raw/product coal stockyards, primary and secondary crushing, surge bin and Train Load-Out (TLO) facility. 

The scope of works for the northern and central circuits into and out of the Coal Preparation Plant, included: 

  • Northern Circuit: works included the supply and install four product handling conveyors, two product stockpiles and a train load-out batch system.
  • Central Circuit: works included installation of seven raw coal handling and feed conveyors, a Run of Mine (ROM) dump hopper and primary sizing station, and a raw coal stockpile.