SCE has been awarded a multi-year contract to transport coal wash reject from Peabody’s Metropolitan Mine at Helensburgh to various tipping locations in the Illawarra, including the new M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats in NSW to bypass Albion Park Rail.
“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this contract by Peabody,” SCE transport and logistics manager Paul Minogue said.
“Metropolitan is one of the oldest continually operating coal mining operations in Australia and has been an integral part of the Helensburgh community for 130 years.
“Similarly, we have a wealth of experience in all facets of the mining services industry including stockpile management, emplacement services, civil projects, water management and transport solutions.”
Under the contract SCE will move 400,000t with special consideration to be given to the Helensburgh community to ensure minimal heavy vehicle impact operating between set hours (7am-5pm), including operating outside school zone hours.
“We will have a fleet of up to 25 semi-trailers to transport coal wash reject from the mine site with the capability to flex down and up, depending on demand,” Mr Minogue said.
“As always, our top priority is to ensure we move all materials safely while also taking into consideration the communities in which we operate.”
SCE’s Transport and Logistics division has over 50 years’ experience in transporting bulk products and hazardous goods the length and breadth of Australia.