Boggabri Coal Mine
- ClientBoggabri Coal Mine
- DateJun 2020
- Industry SectorsMining
Boggabri Coal Mine is an open-cut coal mine in operation since 2006.
The mine supports a workforce of around 600 employees and contractors. Mined Coal is processed through a coal handling and preparation plant before being transported to the Port of Newcastle for international export.
The mine produces up to 7 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of saleable coal with a mine life to 2033.
The customer used a diesel generator to power up the telecommunication loads at a remote mining site. This type of system suffers from several major drawbacks, i.e. cost of fuel and transportation, operation noise, and CO2 emission.
Moreover, running the diesel generators under low-load can result in glazing and carbon build-up. The client sought a reliable solar generator with sufficient battery back-up to replace their existing solution