Wesfarmers Premier Coal; the largest coal mining operation in Western Australia, mines black coal at Collie, a location 200 kilometers from Perth.
The operation is open cut mining a product of a low ash and sulfur content. Approximately 25 million tonne of overburden and 3.5 million tonne of coal are mined each year.
P & H 2800 Shovels
The first trials were carried out in 1997 on P & H 2800 Shovel dippers. Arcoplate replaced a range of different wear applications primarily being Quenched & Tempered (AR Plate) products and various heat-treated and weld overlay materials.