The Carborough Downs Coal underground mine located in Central Queensland, transitioned from a Bord and Pillar mining system to Longwall mining and as a result required to upgrade the capacity of their coal clearance conveyor system. Orana Engineering was engaged to provide Client Engineering assistance to deliver the final underground conveyor equipment to meet the Longwall production schedule.
The service provided by Orana Engineering was to act as the client’s eyes and ears and mechanical engineering support whilst managing the day to day activities of the design and supply contractors, in order to ensure the design met the client’s expectations and delivery schedule.
Orana Engineering monitored the vendors’ design progress against schedule, performed design reviews to ensure errors were corrected prior to final client approval, monitored and managed the fabrication and delivery schedule - prioritising supply of items in-line with the client’s construction schedule, managed budget and variation in line with the contract, and gave our client peace of mind that the design and supply elements were under control.
By co-ordinating with our client’s site installation group and managing the vendor in-line with the client’s commercial and site construction schedule, the conveyors were successfully installed and made available for Longwall production.