BMA Goonyella Horizontal Belt Filter Installation
Goonyella Riverside Mine, Moranbah, QLD

Project Details

Goonyella Riverside Coal Handling Preparation Plant upgrade involved the upgrade of three conveyor drives, motor control centre extension and installation of the 4th belt filter.

Goonyella Riverside Mine is a large open cut coking coal mine in the Bowen Basin. The coal is well known for its great coking characteristics. Much of the coal was such a high grade, the wash plants were often programmed to add ash to meet the contracted export quality targets.

The Goonyella Riverside Coal Preparation Plant uses single stage recycle Jameson cells to process the -0.71mm size fraction of plant feed. The froth slurry generated by these cells report to three Horizontal Belt Filters where it is dewatered. At a maximum filtration rate of 0.7tph/m2 there is only enough installed capacity (3 x 109m2) to process 227tph of dry filter cake. There is sufficient Jameson Cell capacity to effect recovery of over 300tph of dry product.

Due to the sufficient capacity of the Jameson the mine went ahead with a 4th belt filter. CE Group were contracted by WALZ group to install all electrical and instrumentation including all the pneumatics for the a 4th belt filter press, conveyor drive upgrades and motor control centre extension.



Bowen Basin, QLD



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