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Rajant and Acubis BreadCrumb solution solves Stanwell Meandu comms issues

Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and Acubis Technologies, a Kinetic Mesh Premier Partner in Australia, have delivered what they say is the first FE1 series BreadCrumbs® – Rajant Peregrine and Hawk – at Stanwell’s Meandu mine in Queensland, Australia.

Stanwell was battling the ever-evolving data and application requirements of its operational technology (OT) network, which supports CCTV, access control, in-vehicle fleet management and autonomous haulage, and needed the additional throughput that Peregrine and Hawk provide, Rajant said.

Chris Acton, Acubis General Manager, said: “Stanwell owns Tarong power stations, one of Queensland’s largest electricity-generating sites, and the stations receive coal from the Stanwell-owned Meandu Mine via a conveyor. Dependency on sustained operations and critical infrastructure security are paramount.

“Industrial conditions are harsh and towering ridges surround the mine. Running multiple applications, video streams, real-time data transfer, and edge devices required Rajant for unfailing networking with high throughput and low latency. The Peregrine and Hawk are robust and secure. Moreover, these BreadCrumb radio nodes can grow with the capacity needs for future applications and deliver cost-saving efficiencies to Stanwell’s thermal power production.”

Stanwell’s Manager of Business Improvement and Technology, Julio Romani, said: “The Meandu Technology Roadmap highlighted that a prerequisite for Meandu to accelerate and realise the value provided by technology advances was the establishment of suitable networks and communications platforms. The Rajant Peregrine & Hawk are an integral OT infrastructure component. These BreadCrumb nodes maximise the use of the fleet management system, enable telemetry and high precision GPS technologies, and provide connectivity for CCTV, environmental and control systems that operate across our Rajant wireless network.”

New Cat D11 dozer arrives at Stanwell’s Meandu coal mine

Stanwell’s Meandu coal mine in Queensland, Australia, has taken delivery of a new Cat D11 dozer from local distributor Hastings Deering.

Ensuring safe and efficient operation, the dozer provides operators with full command, as well as delivering higher productivity at lower cost, Stanwell said.

The mine, owned by Stanwell, has a 7 Mt/y thermal coal capability and is in Queensland’s South Burnett Region.

Engineered to be rebuilt multiple times, the new D11 has a redesigned main frame delivering lower total cost of ownership over the life of the machine, Cat says. Time-saving service updates reduce daily maintenance and boost machine uptime.

The unit comes with new load-sensing hydraulics, high-horsepower reverse and the latest technology to provide higher material movement at a lower cost per tonne.

The first new generation D11 dozer in the world started work at BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Blackwater coal mine in Queensland, in 2019. National Group secured the first of these dozers earlier from Cat dealer Hastings Deering as part of an order that would see six of these machines hauled by its National Heavy Haulage subsidiary.

Downer EDI to continue work at Stanwell’s Meandu coal mine

Downer EDI has been awarded a five-year contract extension, valued at around A$600 million ($412 million), to provide mining and related services at the Meandu coal mine, in Queensland, Australia.

The mine is owned by Stanwell Corp, has a 7.6 Mt/y thermal coal capability and is in Queensland’s South Burnett Region.

Under the contract, Downer will carry out full mining services, including operation of the coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP). The new contract extends Downer’s current remit at the mine, which commenced in 2013 and expires on June 30, 2020. The new contract will commence on July 1.

Grant Fenn, CEO of Downer, said: “Downer has worked closely with Stanwell since 2013 and we look forward to continuing to provide safe and productive services at Meandu mine.”

Downer’s Queensland operations include the Blackwater, Commodore, Goonyella and Meandu coal mines.