Bis hauls its way to the Hunter Valley


Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) has awarded Bis a multi-year contract to deliver on-road haulage at its Howick-based processing facility located 115 kilometres northwest of Newcastle in New South Wales.

HVO, a Glencore and Yancoal owned joint venture, is a large-scale open-cut mine that produces some of the highest quality thermal and semi-soft metallurgical coal in the world.

The load and haul Bis contract features a bespoke high payload on-road haulage rig ideally suited for the operation.

“Building on our existing long-term relationship with Glencore, we are delighted to continue our support to the HVO joint venture operation for Yancoal and Glencore,” Bis chief executive officer Brad Rogers said.

“The NHVR approved Bis haulage solution adopted at HVO was specifically designed by our in-house team to cater for a greater payload capacity thereby reducing the number of overall truck movements, operational health and safety risks and fuel consumption.

“The solution is delivering win-win results all round.”

Comprising A-Double and B-Double trailer configurations, loading and road maintenance equipment, the dedicated fleet will transport material from HVO’s preparation plant to its Newdell train load out facility.

In 2020, HVO produced 17 million tonnes of thermal coal and semi-soft coking coal.

This contract follows another recent multi-year haulage contract Bis secured on the eastern seaboard for Anglo American’s Capcoal operations near Middlemount in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Bis is a leader in efficiently moving large volumes of raw materials and commodities through the full mining value chain, by applying patented solutions, advanced technology and deep industry experience spanning over 100 years.

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