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Moranbah North, Queensland

Bis has provided off road haulage and site services for Anglo American’s Moranbah North operation for more than 20 years.

  • Location

    Located in the northern part of the Bowen Basin in central Queensland, 16km north of Moranbah. Land of the Barna people.

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  • Status

    Start Date: 1999

  • Customer

    Anglo American

  • Commodity


The contract: Off-road Haulage and Site Services

Bis has provided off road haulage and site services for Anglo American’s Moranbah North operation for more than 20 years.

The core remit includes stockpile management, train loading, haulage of rejects and road maintenance, as well as a critical portfolio of site services involving coal disposal services (design, construction and re-handling) and train load out responsibilities.

Additionally, the on-site Bis workshop plays an integral role in servicing and maintaining the fleet that services the scope of works.

Project description

The Moranbah North mine is a Tier 1 asset in the Anglo American global portfolio of underground longwall operations, producing premium export metallurgical coal used in steel production.

The mine’s reserves total 261 million tonnes of hard coking coal, making it one of the largest coal reserves in the world. Operations at Moranbah North are expected until 2033.

Scope of services

Onsite Operations:

  • Stockpile management
  • Management of coal disposal
  • Train load out

Site Services

  • Raw coal re-handle
  • Road maintenance, drains and sumps
  • Workshop
  • Fleet service and maintenance

Bis’ assets at Moranbah North

  • People


    There are approximately 30x Bis employees working on the Moranbah North contract. These include: Site Manager, Operations Manager, Supervisors, Admin, Trainer, Safety Advisor, Stockpile Dozer Operators, Multi-skilled Operators (Includes 2 x Servicepeople - also authorised for Loader and Roller, MC/HR), Maintenance Supervisor and HV Fitters

  • Equipment


    Bis’ dedicated fleet includes: D11 Dozers, Komatsu 475 Dozers, D6/ Komatsu D85 Dozer, 988 CAT Loaders and 980CAT Loader, CAT Excavators, Mack Prime Mover, Side Tipper, Rigid Water Trucks and Roller, Terex Moxy Dump Truck, LVHs and Buses

Key project achievements

Bis has been servicing Anglo American at Moranbah North operation for nearly 25 years.

This long-term relationship has been built on a foundation of productivity, cost effectiveness, innovation and shared goals.

Anglo American has been supportive of Bis’ continued innovation efforts.

This contract reflects Bis’ core areas of capability including efficient and safe haulage, materials handling and site services.

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