Project Description

The management team of KB was appointed to project manage and deliver a major greenfield underground long mine development valued at $520m over a 4-year period. This was a mutli-disciplined project, involving roads, rail, bulk earthworks, civil construction, tunnelling, mechanical conveying/handling and high voltage electrical systems. This project was delivered by over 250 personnel on time and on budget, with no serious injuries or equipment damage recorded. A summary of the project components are listed below:


Kamilaroi Highway access, and 2.5 km site bitumen access roadworks
600,000 m3 box cut bulk excavation, including blasting
20,000 m2 of box cut concrete stabilisation, including installation of mine portal entries
3.6 km balloon loop railway housed in 15 m deep cutting and connected. Included turnouts to the North West rail branch
Construction of 4 of polylined evaporation dams with capacity of 750 ML
Negotiation and construction of 28 km of 66 kV high voltage powerline supply and substations
Raw/fire water reticulation system
Workshop, stores and administration buildings
4500 t/ hr drift conveyor and ROM skyline stackout conveyor system
5500 t/ hr (3 valve) product and precision train loadout facility
3 x 1100 m drifts to intersect coal seam
15 km water supply 4 ML per day pipeline from Namoi River to site
2 ML per day ultra filtration and reverse osmosis plant
6 m diameter, 220 m deep blind bored ventilation shaft
450 m3/ s ventilation fan installation

About KB

Established since 2008, KB Contracting, Earthmoving & Project Management is a civil construction company located in Boggabri, NSW. We specialise in civil construction project management and earthmoving equipment hire for the mining, gas and agricultural industries.

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