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Moranbah North, Queensland

Bis provided off road haulage and site services for Anglo American’s Moranbah North operation for 25 years.

  • Location

    Located in the northern part of the Bowen Basin in central Queensland, 16km north of Moranbah. Land of the Barna people.

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  • Status

    Years of operation: 1999 - 2024

  • Customer

    Anglo American

  • Commodity


The contract: Off-road Haulage and Site Services

Bis provided stockpile management, train loading, haulage of rejects and road maintenance, as well as a critical portfolio of site services involving coal disposal services (design, construction and re-handling) and train load out responsibilities over a 25 year period.
Additionally, the on-site Bis workshop played an integral role in servicing and maintaining the fleet that serviced the scope of works.

Project description

The Moranbah North mine is a Tier 1 asset in the Anglo American global portfolio of underground longwall operations, producing premium export metallurgical coal used in steel production.

The mine’s reserves total 261 million tonnes of hard coking coal, making it one of the largest coal reserves in the world.

Scope of services

Onsite Operations:

  • Stockpile management
  • Management of coal disposal
  • Train load out

Site Services

  • Raw coal re-handle
  • Road maintenance, drains and sumps
  • Workshop
  • Fleet service and maintenance

Bis’ assets at Moranbah North

  • People


    The team included people with a wide variety of skills to deliver various roles including: Site Manager, Operations Manager, Supervisors, Admin, Trainer, Safety Advisor, Stockpile Dozer Operators, Multi-skilled Operators (Includes 2 x Servicepeople - also authorised for Loader and Roller, MC/HR), Maintenance Supervisor and HV Fitters

  • Equipment


    The fleet included: D11 Dozers, Komatsu 475 Dozers, D6/ Komatsu D85 Dozer, 988 CAT Loaders and 980CAT Loader, CAT Excavators, Mack Prime Mover, Side Tipper, Rigid Water Trucks and Roller, Terex Moxy Dump Truck, LVHs and Buses

Key project achievements

The long-term relationship was built on a foundation of productivity, cost effectiveness, innovation and shared goals.

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