Principal: BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
Location: Moranbah, Queensland
Contract Value: $3,000,000
Completion Date: August 2014
In April 2014, Neumann’s were contracted by BMA to remove 475,00m3 of mud from the floor of an open cut coal mine as part of preparation for reopening the pit.
As the pit had been disused for some time, mud had been carried into the pit from surface runoff and accumulated in the pit floor. The task was to dredge this mud and pump it out of the pit for placement in an adjacent excavation.
The 450mm bucketwheel cutter suction dredge Nu Bounty was mobilised for this project along with a booster station and 2500m of pipeline. A return water pump and pipeline was also mobilised to transfer water back from the discharge area to the dredge pond to enable an orderly draw-down of the water level in the dredge pond.
All equipment was diesel powered.
See Dredge Specification for Dredge 7 - Cutter Suction Dredge Nu Bounty
See Other Dredging Projects