Coppabella Mine Recovery

When the mine flooded, our team provided the advice, personnel, products and services to dewater the pits as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Disaster Recovery - Water Management Systems - Dewatering

The Coppabella Mine is an open-cut mine located 160 kilometers west of Mackay. Recognized as being one of the fastest coal mine developments in Australia, Coppabella produces low-volatile pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal for export markets.

When the Coppabella Mine flooded Campbell Mining Services, now National Pump & Energy (NPE), were engaged to dewater the pits as quickly and sustainably as possible, allowing the rapid recommencement of mine production works.

The mine was completely inundated with all pits flooded. Our specialist disaster recovery and dewatering team were on-site quickly, to assess the situation and develop appropriate and effective solutions for the site. Services provided include but are not limited to: site assessment, concept design, construction and installation, management and operation and subsequent decommissioning and removal of dewatering systems and equipment.

Coppabella Mine Recovery

Requirements, Equipment and Images

Once the dewatering was done, the problem was not over. The pits were full of silt build-up, which was too moist to remove by normal excavation methods. The NPE team had the professional personnel and specialist sludge pumping equipment on-hand to remove the excess mud and make ready for mining to recommence. The job was completed quickly and sustainably, returning the site to productivity.

  • pumping equipment
  • pipe & support equipment
  • booster stations
  • staging tanks

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