Grasstree Mine Underground Equipment Overhaul

Anglo American Grasstree Mine

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

G&S Engineering provides a viable alternative to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), offering a one-stop-shop to repair and replace and damaged components in the underground environment.

One such project involved the complete overhaul of the Grasstree Mine longwall (LW904 - LW906) mining equipment consisting of the armoured face conveyor (AFC) and beam stage loader (BSL). 


G&S’ experience was essential in providing a cost-effective solution that saw the client’s equipment repaired and back in production with little fuss. Specifically, works included:

  • Full mechanical overhaul and re-hose to MDG 41 guidelines.
  • Electrical AS 3800 overhaul and inspections.
  • Fabrication of new components and repairs.
  • Engineer modifications for dust control.
  • Assemble and factory acceptance testing.
  • Disassemble and send to site in module form.

Project highlights:

  1. Engineer and supply new pan modules for the Beam stage Loader to replace worn pans.
  2. Design and install upgraded dust control measures.
  3. Project completed on time and within budget.