CLIENT: Idemitsu Ensham Resources

The Ensham Coal Mine is a coal mine located 40 km east of Emerald in Central Queensland, Australia. The mine has coal reserves amounting to 1.48 billion tonnes of coking coal, one of the largest coal reserves in Asia and the world. The Ensham mine has an annual production capacity of 7 million tonnes of coal. Ensham consists of six pits on either side of the Nogoa River. Operations currently utilise the open-cut method of mining.

Ausdrill have been providing services at Ensham for almost 20 years and concluded at end of mine life. This long-tenure contract is the result of our ongoing successful service provision and the strong relationship we built with the client. We delivered specially-designed floor shots to mitigate the stability risks associated with high and low walls. Ausdrill also provided coal sample core drilling – via a small air core drill, along the coal seam – to refine the exploration data.