Abergeldie are proud to have won the ‘Contractor of the Year’ Award at this year’s Australian Mining Prospect Awards held on Friday 30 October 2015.
The award was won for drilling and hydrostatic lining of the largest blind-bored ventilation shaft in Australia to date, built with Abergeldie’s in-house designed and built drilling rigs. The shaft was bored for a mine in the Southern Coalfields of NSW, and reaches a depth of 517m with a diameter of 6.2m.
Abergeldie’s new CEO, Greg Taylor, accepted the award. “Innovation definitely had a presence on site. The team had to think well outside the square to overcome many challenges, and not just with the drilling. The size of the shaft and the types of cutters that had to be used for the deep strata meant that a huge volume of process of water needed to be treated to remove many, many tonnes of suspended fine solids. The normal settlement pond approach just wasn’t up to it, so the team developed a special high-flow flocculation system especially for the task. And it worked a treat.”
“Our team met every challenge: a record-breaking achievement,” said Mr Taylor.
Abergeldie are extremely proud to have delivered this project for a very valued client.
Abergeldie is a civil engineering contractor with over 25 years’ experience providing services in the utilities, energy and infrastructure sectors: the complex infrastructure needed to build better communities.