Dragline shutdown a boost for Moura region
Dawson mine general manager Clarence Robertson said the planned shutdown of the mine’s Dragline 4 commenced in February.
“The planned maintenance program involves electrical, mechanical and structural repairs and improvements to the machine to ensure it continues to safely operate into the future,” he said.
“This includes replacing the dragline tub, a section of the revolving frame, boom repairs and cord replacement, as well as a major electrical system upgrade.
“During the shutdown, we’ll be welcoming hundreds of visiting maintenance contractors to the Moura region, and we’ve collaborated with Banana Shire Council to distribute Welcome Packs to all of the contractors who will be residing locally while working on the shutdown.
“The packs contain information about the region to promote local businesses, tourism activities and information about the importance of the tight regulations that Anglo American and G&S have implemented to ensure a COVID-safe environment.
“We’re pleased to be welcoming them to the area, and hope they take the time to enjoy the beautiful Banana region while they’re here.”
Mr Robertson said the company was fortunate to have been able to engage a significant number of mining service contractors from Mackay – an established hub in the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector.
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