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Australia’s Grasstree mine does it again: another record with Eickhoff

The Australian based Grasstree longwall operation, which is part of the Capcoal complex in the Bowen Basin of Central Queensland, has undergone a series of performance upgrades uplifting it back to delivering world leading longwall performance resulting in over 9 mt of coal cut from a single longwall in the preceding year of 2017. Here, since 2007 an Eickhoff SL ...

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Delivery of the last shearer loader to RAG Aktiengesellschaft by Eickhoff Bergbautechnik GmbH, Bochum on 13th July 2017

Under the slogan “Thanks to German Coal for 153 Years of Solidarity”, Eickhoff Bergbautechnik GmbH, Bochum/Germany, delivered an SL 750 shearer loader to RAG Aktiengesellschaft on 13th July 2017 (Figure 1). The Bochum-based manufacturer’s high-power machines have been used in German mines since the beginning of last century, when underground coal mining became mechanised. From that point on, they have ...

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Further Eickhoff shearers for the Balkan region

The steady success story of the growing population of high performance shearer loaders of Eickhoff Bergbautechnik GmbH, Bochum/Germany, in Bosnia is backed by two new orders from the region. The path into a new generation of high performance mining with top-of-the-line equipment was already paved some years back when the two mines Breza and Banovice from Bosnia each decided to ...

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Eickhoff’s CM2H-30 performing well at Exxaro Coal Central’s Dorstfontein–West colliery

South Africa’s coal industry is the largest in Africa and boasts with the continent’s largest recoverable coal reserve and coal production base. South Africa mined about 260 mt of coal in 2014 which makes it part of the global top ten coal producers. Approximately 75 % of the South African coal produced is utilised locally whereas the balance is exported mainly ...

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Size of a pony, power like a clydesdale – new Eickhoff CM cuts at New Clydesdale, SA

The Australian listed coal mining company Universal Coal plc (UC) started its underground production at the New Clydesdale Colliery (NCC) in September 2016. NCC is located about 30 km south of Emalahleni in the Witbank coal area of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. The South African focused coal mining company acquired NCC from Exxaro in 2014. UC’s Roodekop open cast operation ...

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