Our coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) has a flexible 1800 tph raw coal receivals system which allows for either an individual, or any combination of, direct plant feed, raw coal stockpiling or reclamation from the stockpile by a bucket wheel reclaimer.
A 1000 tonne surge bin distributes feed to a nominal capacity 1200 tph between two modules. The CHPP utilises dense medium baths, dense medium cyclones and water washing cyclones to separate rejects from thermal coal product for both the domestic and export markets.
Coarse rejects are trucked from the receivals bin and incorporated into the mining cycle. Tailings are thickened and pumped to an approved reject emplacement dam.
Product coal is stacked onto product stockpiles and reclaimed by a 2000 tph rail mounted bucket wheel reclaimer to a 1750 t rail load out bin for rail transport to domestic markets or export markets through the Port of Newcastle coal terminals.