Bis secures haulage contract at Capcoal


A view of the dragline at Capcoal Image: Anglo American

Anglo American has awarded Bis a multi-year contract to deliver off-road haulage, materials handling and site services at the Capcoal operations near Middlemount, in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

The contract will see Bis supply a tailored high-payload equipment solution for Capcoal’s rejects haulage as part of an ongoing relationship between the two companies that has spanned more than 20 years.

As part of the contract, Bis will also deliver site services including road maintenance, dust mitigation and run-of-mine equipment feed, as well as haulage of topsoil, rock and run-of-mine coal as required.

Bis chief executive officer Brad Rogers said the company’s ability to provide a tailored haulage and logistics solution, specific to this particular operation, was a key factor in securing the new contract.

“We have a long history of integrating customisable OEM innovations and existing solutions to deliver against specific customer objectives,” he said.

“This competency continues to drive operational efficiencies and reduce costs for our customers.”

Rogers said it is a formula that works.

“For instance, the specific higher payload capacity solution put forward for this project delivers significant advantages for Anglo American,” he said.

“It means a reduction in the total equipment required, vehicle movements and fuel consumption; all three of which directly contribute towards improved safety, sustainability and productivity outcomes for the customer.

‘We’re delighted to be driving efficiencies and supporting Anglo American’s Capcoal complex operations.”

According to a statement by Bis, the range of tailored equipment incorporated to deliver the project includes double-trailer configuration haulers, front-end loaders, graders, water trucks and a compaction roller.

The fleet is fitted with the latest Bis safety and productivity management systems, including Trifecta, which is new in-cabin artificial intelligence driver and vehicle monitoring software.

On-site mobilisation for the new contract will commence from August.

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