More load and haul for Bis at Glencore’s Newlands coal mine

Resource logistics provider Bis will continue its load and haul services for Glencore Australia at its Newlands coal mine, in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, as part of a new agreement between the two companies.

The contract will see Bis support the Newlands operations until 2021. This aligns Bis’ optimised high payload dual powered road train technology to Glencore’s production requirements, Bis said.

Bis has provided a range of load and haul, underground equipment hire and site services to support Newlands over the past 22 years.

Glencore Operations Manager at Newlands, Paul Sear said: “Bis’ strong commitment to delivering safe and innovative solutions that add value to our operation has been recognised in this contract renewal, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the team.”

Bis CEO Brad Rogers said: “Bis’ ability to move bulk commodities in smarter, safer and more reliable ways continues to drive efficiencies for our customers. We look forward to continuing to deliver at this quality operation, and to continuing our valued partnership with Glencore Australia.”

Newlands includes an open pit and longwall mining operation, producing steam coal and coking coal for export markets via the Abbot Point Bulk Coal export terminal.