Millions for Metso

Metso Minerals has been awarded approximately €22 million to supply a cable belt conveying system for coal transportation to the Dawson mine, Central Queensland.

Metso will deliver two cable belt conveyors – at 10km and 16km in length – as part of an expansion project at the mine.

The new conveying system will transport run-of-mine (ROM) coal at a rate of 2,400 million tons per hour to a new coal handling preparation plant.

The estimated start-up of the 10km system is in December 2006, with the 16km system following in February 2007.

Dawson mine is one of Australia’s largest coal mines with an annual coal production of 12.7 million tons and a work force of 700.