Bulk dozer push is applicable to a range of situations and can be applied in flat dip strip mines and steep dip mines using apparent dip stripping. Bulk dozer push uses the void created by coal mining to move material to spoil cheaply. Generally, dozer push is applicable to spoil up to 60m above the basal seam, with prestrip applied to the upper waste as the depth to coal increases.
MEC Mining will be exhibiting at the 2015 Mines and Money Hong Kong Expo held at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre from the 23rd – 27th March. If you are attending the event come and visit our team in booth H24 in the exhibition area. Meet with our Project Leads-Tim Cooper and Mark Slater to find out more about our capabilities and projects.
Bulk dozer push costs are typically between $1.30 and $2.00 per bcm, and compare favourably with truck shovel costs of up to $4.00 per bcm. Bulk dozer push can be applied in most situations where the coal dip is less than 20 degrees, offsetting other more expensive methods. As the low capital alternative to a dragline, dozers are inexpensive to purchase and move more material per operator hour than all but the largest of excavator fleets.
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Maria Joyce, General Manager at MEC Mining, is heeding the call for more to be done to open up the resources industry to women in Australia after a recent report by The Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) noted a decrease in the number of women in mining for the first time in five years.