Curragh increases waste disposal before changing operating model

The Curragh mine is also well advanced in setting up dry hire arrangements in the Curragh North mining area, where four fleets will be converted to a model operated by Coronado.

Curragh’s objective for the June quarter and the remainder of 2022 is to continue to implement the “One Curragh Plan” to drive the operational performance of the mining plan to ensure greater coal availability.

“The mine’s production rates are weighted to the second half of the year, with a particular focus on waste removal and box cutting work in the first half to improve dragline length and decongest the mine” , Coronado said.

“Planned maintenance activities for one of the Curragh draglines and the CHPP [coal handling and preparation plant] installations are scheduled for the June term. Highwall’s mining activities are scheduled for the second half of the year. »

Curragh run-of-mine production for the March quarter was 3.5 million tonnes, 3.9% higher than the December quarter.

“Higher production rates in the March quarter were achieved compared to the prior quarter, which was impacted by above-average wet weather and a temporary shutdown following the security incident,” the company said.

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