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  • Open Day

NEPEAN Longwall


During June, NEPEAN Longwall took the opportunity to throw open the doors of our Mackay facility and invite customers to come and have a look at the new shields we are supplying to Moranbah North Mine. BMJ designed and manufactured the shields for an extension to the existing Moranbah North Mine longwall face. It was very encouraging to see the level of interest generated in the industry by this roof support which has now completed a comprehensive cycle testing program and was in Mackay to have the hydraulic control valves and hosing trial fitted. The Mackay workshop also had a number of overhauls in progress and our customers took the time to visit our specialist gearbox overhaul workshop and hydraulic controls “clean room”. We plan to do a similar exercise in our Rutherford workshop in August when we will have a major AFC compatibility trial underway.