Hitachi lauds Maules Creek success
AS a major mining equipment supplier to Whitehaven Coal, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) would like to congratulate the heavyweight producer on its success of the Maules Creek project.
Maules Creek has been a project close to HCA with involvement from the early planning stages and tendering mining equipment, before its eminent opening in 2015.
HCA are a proud supplier partner to Whitehaven for mining equipment and the associated products along with the supporting services.
To date, HCA has delivered to Whitehaven 50 pieces of Hitachi Mining Equipment which are now being operated on site, consisting of 42 rigid-frame dump trucks and 8 excavators.
The fleet is also monitored and managed using Hitachi’s Wenco Fleet Management System.
In support of operating Hitachi machinery and to enhance operator training, the EH5000 truck simulator is accessible on site for Whitehaven operators to gain maximum confidence before graduating into the mines.
To ensure a safe work place is provided, HCA and Whitehaven have together nurtured an enriched safety culture ensuring the project provides a safe work environment from assembly, commissioning through to operational stages.
The Maules Creek project has greatly assisted HCA with future development to support the mining business in New South Wales.
Currently, HCA’s Gunnedah branch provides ongoing parts and service support and in light of the growing success of Maules Creek, HCA plans to build a new facility in Gunnedah to ensure this development has the foundation to instil growth well into the future.
HCA has had the privilege to be a part of the major ongoing development, providing leading mining solutions to make the Maules Creek project a continued success.
HCA’s Gunnedah branch has gone from strength to strength with the success of Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek project development.