• Gloucester Coal improves Duralie future through successful engagement with Xenith Consulting

    31 March 2017
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    Duralie Mine (owned by Yancoal Australia)

    Duralie Mine (owned by Yancoal Australia)

    Gloucester Coal (GCL) operates the Stratford and Duralie mines in the Gloucester Basin of NSW, both mines are fully owned and operated by Yancoal Australia. In September 2015, GCL engaged Xenith Consultants to assist onsite with the transition from a contracting operation to an owner operated environment. Xenith were tasked with improving the short term and long term reforecasting onsite at Duralie mine where complex stratigraphy and ongoing geotechnical challenges required a unique approach to mine design, equipment sequencing and scheduling.

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  • Case Study: Dragline Strip Optimisation

    31 March 2017
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    3d-DigPlus Automated Dragline module

    3d-DigPlus Automated Dragline module

    Problem Definition: One of our major clients faced challenges in one particular pit of a large coal mine with geotechnical issues in the highwall, resulting in a need to relocate an access ramp from one end of the pit to the other whilst still maintaining ROM coal uncover.

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  • Xenith Consulting completes noise and dust assessments

    31 March 2017
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    Garry Gough is a chemical engineer with over 27 years of experience in environment and approvals.

    Garry Gough is a chemical engineer with over 27 years of experience in environment and approvals.

    Xenith Consulting has recently completed a noise assessment for a new quarry. The work involved measuring actual equipment (fixed and mobile plant) noise levels, modelling the operation’s noise levels to confirm compliance with approved licence limits, investigating future equipment upgrade options, and preparing a Noise Management Plan for submission to the regulators.

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