Coal Mining News

"Jack of All Trades" Wheeled Loader

Independent ready mixed concrete and aggregates supplier Tor Multimix Ltd of Glastonbury has taken delivery of a Liebherr L 514 PK Stereo wheeled loading shovel, which is already proving to be a welcome addition to […]

Marsh launches EMEA Construction Consulting Practice

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, today launches a specialist Construction Consulting Practice to provide dispute resolution, risk advisory, and audit services to the construction and engineering industries across Europe, the Middle […]

Self Leveling Wet Drum Separators Ideal for Fluctuating Feed Rates and Volumes

Five self leveling wet drum separators have been commissioned at New Clydesdale Coal by Multotec Magnetics, and are achieving 99.1 % efficiency at this Exxaro mine which exports 95% of its coal product…..more at MEIOnline

Out and about in Wollongong

COAL 2010 finished up on Friday with strong attendance from the coal industry. Check out who ILN captured at the event……more at International Longwall News

Roof fall hits Vale results

VALE’S Integra Underground operation lost more than half of its typical metallurgical coal production in the December quarter due to a large roof fall, while Carborough Downs is getting ready to go full steam into […]

Blackwater line back to full operation

THE second line of the Blackwater rail corridor in Queensland is expected to reopen today after a Pacific National coal train derailed between Wycarbah and Warren more than a week ago……more at International Longwall News

Joy Takes Shuttle Car Suspension to a New Level

Joy Mining Machinery heralds yet another breakthrough in underground wheeled haulage technology with the development of the “next generation” in shuttle car suspension—Joyride, one of the industry’s most advanced four-wheel independent suspension systems…..more a Coal […]

Byrd Berates Coal Industry for 'Fear Mongering'

In a recent Opinion Piece, “Coal Must Embrace the Future,” Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., berated the coal industry in a statement for fear mongering, grandstanding and outrage as a strategy. Coal has a future, […]

Arch Coal’s Mountain Laurel and Coal-Mac win West Virginia safety and environmental awards

Arch Coal subsidiary Mingo Logan Coal Co’s Mountain Laurel complex has earned top honours for underground mine safety from the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training. In addition, Coal-Mac has earned three top West Virginia state honours for achieving a strong safety performance and exhibiting exemplary environmental care.

Caterpillar Inc. Joins Industry and Government Partnership to Deliver State-of-the-Art Clean-Coal Technology

PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced its intent to join the FutureGen Alliance, a public-private partnership established to build a first-of-its-kind coal-fired, near-zero emissions power plant in Mattoon, Illinois. The FutureGen facility […]

Xstrata's coal unit declares force majure on Rollestone mine shipment

The group said the rail line has been closed due to a derailment and the shipment is likely to be delayed rather than cancelled

Wyoming coal production slides

TOP US coal-producing state Wyoming suffered its first production decline in more than 10 years in 2009….more at International Longwall News

Mozambique approves new coal-fired power station

Australian coal producer Riversdale Mining has received environmental approval from Mozambique for the construction of its Benga power plant. The power station, which would be developed in two stages, would help meet increasing regional demand for

Hail Creek takes delivery of P&H electric mining shovel

P&H MinePro Services (Australasia) has delivered and commissioned a P&H 4100XPC electric mining shovel to Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s Hail Creek mine site…..more at wotnews

Milestone project demonstrates innovative mercury emissions reduction technology could help coal plants comply

An innovative technology that could potentially help some coal-based power generation facilities comply with anticipated new mercury emissions standards was successfully demonstrated in a recently concluded milestone project at a Michigan power plant. Under a co-operative agreement with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), WE Energies demonstrated the TOXECON process [...]

John Holland scoops up Isaac Plains contract

JOHN Holland has won a $A260 million mining contract from Aquila Resources and Vale for the Isaac Plains open cut coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin……more at International Longwall News

Coal expansion sees approval despite dispute

An expansion of a coal mine north of Wollongong has been granted approval after appeals against it have been dismissed in the Land and Environment Court….more at Australian Mining

Whitehaven Coal getting suite of communication and tracking products for new Narrabri North mine.

To cover safety and emergency mine communications, as well as day to day management requirements, Narrabri North is installing two main Mine Site Technologies’ communication infrastructures: the PED communication and emergency warning system and the ImPact Underground Digital Network. ICCL cap lamps, which are already in use at the mine, contain PED Text Receiver and [...]

EDMS on a roll

EVERY Day Mine Services is expecting to land a drilling contract with an unnamed “major miner in the Hunter Valley” in the next few months, after winning contracts with Xstrata Coal and Peabody Energy in […]

On the move in 2010

THE coal mining employment market is looking rosier in 2010 as new underground mines are developed and infrastructure projects boom, which is good news for employers on the lookout and employees getting itchy feet……more at […]

Kestrel pushes on

WITH two drifts, a ventilation shaft and earthworks well underway, the Kestrel mine extension team will this year concentrate on construction of an overland conveyor and preparation plant upgrade as the Rio Tinto expansion heads […]

Riversdale Mining gets go ahead for Mozambique coal project

Mozambique's government has granted permission for the Australian company to proceed with its $800m Benga coal project

US marks first 2010 coal death in Montana

JUST days into the new year, the first US coal mining death of 2010 has been recorded at the surface of Signal Peak Energy’s Bull Mountain underground operation in Montana……more at International Longwall News

Queensland coal mine colour codes HH220i high head pumps for quick unit identification

wet seasons highlighted the need for large volume high head pumps to remove the torrential rain from the mining operation as fast as possible. The open cut coal mine in Bowen Basin chose the Sykes HH220i as the ideal pump for the job,

US mines complete safest year ever

2009 was the safest year ever for American miners, according to official figures released this week by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Both coal mines and metal/non-metal mines recorded the fewest fatalities in the history of American mining in 2009. Total mine fatalities fell below the previous record set in 2008, and nearly [...]