TAKRAF Australia says it has successfully supplied, delivered and commissioned a 30-m diameter DELKOR tailings thickener for the Moolarben Coal Handling & Preparation Plant (CHPP) in New South Wales, Australia.
The Moolarben complex, on Australia’s East coast, is operated by Moolarben Coal Operations Pty. Ltd., which is a joint venture between Moolarben Coal Mines, Yancoal Moolarben Pty. Ltd. and a consortium of Korean power companies. The complex consists of four approved open-pit mining areas, three approved underground mining areas and other mining-related infrastructure.
Notwithstanding challenging global conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project kicked off in late 2021. Despite a variety of challenges surrounding the pandemic, the thickener was delivered in mid-2022, with installation taking place a few months later, TAKRAF explained. A few months after installation, and the thickener was successfully commissioned in early 2023, with continued and successful operation ever since, it says.
Raymond Leung, Sales Manager, DELKOR, said: “Our DELKOR thickener is a proven performer across a variety of applications. The benefits of our DELKOR thickeners include their low capital cost, smaller footprint, effective use of flocculants and advanced automation.
“One of the standout features of this project is the great collaboration between our DELKOR Product & Service Center in Bengaluru, our DELKOR specialists both at our client and at our various TAKRAF Australia office locations, and our committed suppliers. I would like to thank all stakeholders for their commitment in overcoming all challenges related to this project.
“This project again serves to underline our group’s global solutions capabilities and our ability to deliver, and will serve us in good stead as an important future thickener reference in Australia.”