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According to Sean Lucas, "the forecast over the next 5 years is for the coal increase from a 2.87 million tonnes per annum of ROM coal to 5.4 million tonnes of coal. Obviously the increase in coal is going to mean a significant increase in the amount of overburden we need to shift and the Hitachi diggers are the right size to fit into the operation to take us to that increase".
In this video: NRW's vision for the future is an expanding operation, with an expanding fleet of Hitachi mining machinery. (58s).
At Middlemount, moving dirt and mining coal is ongoing. At Hitachi, product development is ongoing to improve productivity. This means that clients like NRW can move more dirt, mine more coal and ultimately grow their business.
NRW is a leading provider of contract services to the civil and mining sectors. With a proven capacity to safely deliver contracts that meet timeframes and budgets, NRW has become the "contractor of choice" for many of Australia's leading companies.
With a fully mobile workforce and an extensive schedule of plant and equipment, NRW has also demonstrated comprehensive experience in developing mines in remote locations throughout Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, as well as Guinea in West Africa.
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co.,Ltd (Japan), is Australia's home for sales and support of Hitachi, John Deere and Bell construction, forestry, mining, quarry and recycling machinery.
Hitachi is one of the leading manufacturers of excavators and rigid dump trucks in the world. The machines are highly reliable, built to be tough, to deal with the most severe working conditions while providing optimum productivity. All machines are backed by Hitachi's dynamic and responsive service and support network worldwide.