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Capcoal, Queensland

Bis provided load, haul and site services to Anglo American’s Capcoal mine site

  • Location

    Capcoal mine is located in the Bowen Basin, QLD, 25 kilometres south-west of Middlemount and approximately 300km north-west of Rockhampton. Land of the Gabalbara people.

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  • Status

    Years of operation: 2021 - 2024

  • Customer

    Anglo American

  • Commodity


The contract: Off-road Haulage, Materials Handing and Site Services

Bis provided load, haul and site services to Anglo American’s Capcoal mine site, including:

  • Rejects haulage
  • Road maintenance
  • Dust mitigation and ROM equipment feed
  • Haulage of topsoil, rock and ROM coal

A tailored high payload equipment solution was developed specifically for the rejects haulage component of the contract and contributed to improved safety, sustainability and productivity outcomes for Anglo American through reductions in the total equipment required, vehicle movements as well as fuel consumption.

The Capcoal contract was the latest in an ongoing relationship between Anglo American and Bis that spans more than 20 years.

Mining operations

Capcoal was a joint venture between Mitsui Coal Holdings and Anglo American who was the operator of the mine.

The combined open cut and underground operation comprised two underground mines (Grasstree and Aquila) and two open cut mines (Lake Lindsay and Oak Park) that produced more than 8 Mtpa of prime quality hard coking and pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal for export steel markets.

Bis’ assets at Capcoal

  • People


    Bis’ 26-strong team included operational, driver, maintenance, safety and administrative professionals.

  • Equipment


    Double-trailer configuration haulers, front end loaders, graders, water trucks, compaction roller

We handle, haul and process millions of tonnes of raw materials and commodities every year.

Customers trust us as their resource logistics partner of choice throughout Australia.

  • Logistics

    Our diverse fleet is fit for purpose for out-of-pit, on-road and off pit applications.

  • Materials Handling

    Expert production input management including inbound supply chain, out of pit, ROM, processing, ship and train loading.

  • Underground Services

    Australia’s largest fleet of underground hire equipment, expert maintenance services and contract mining and labour hire.

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