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Newlands, Queensland

Bis provides a range of load and haul and site services to Glencore Australia’s Newlands Coal mine site.

  • Location

    The Newlands mine is located 33km north-west of Glenden in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin region.

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  • Status

    Start date: 1998

  • Customer

    Glencore Australia

  • Commodity


The contract: Haulage

Bis provides a range of load and haul and site services to Glencore Australia’s Newlands mine site. Key contract components include:

  • road maintenance
  • road haulage from multiple pits to the processing plant
  • waste haulage
  • reclamation of old pits to feed back in to the CHPP.

The on-site Bis workshop plays an integral role in servicing and maintaining the fleet that service the contract.

Mining operations

Development at the wholly Glencore-run Newlands began in 1981, with coal mining operations commencing in 1983.

The Newlands mine site is part of the GCAA Project, a mining, processing and exporting partnership which includes the Newlands open cut operations, the Collinsville open cut mine.

Bis’ assets at Newlands

  • People

    Bis has 110 employees working at the Newlands mine site in a variety of functions.

  • Equipment

    The current fleet is headlined by Rexx (Bis’ 160-tonne mining haul truck) as well as DPRT's, front end loaders, excavators, dump trucks, road maintenance equipment and dozers.

Key project achievements

Long-term partnership

We are proud to have been part of the Newlands operations since 1998, working in collaboration with the Glencore team to deliver tangible efficiency and productivity benefits.

Late 2018 saw the latest contract renewal for the Bis and Glencore partnership at the Newlands mine.

Commenting on the contract award, Glencore Operations Manager – Newlands Paul Sear said: “We have enjoyed a positive, long-term partnership with Bis at Newlands. Bis’ strong commitment to delivering safe and innovative solutions that add value to our operation has been recognised in this contract renewal, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the team.”

DPRT innovation

Bis has invested in a fleet of high payload dual-powered road train technology (DPRT) to maximise Glencore’s production requirements and provide production and haulage efficiencies across the operation. Bis’ ability to move bulk commodities in smarter, safer and more reliable ways continues to drive efficiencies at the site.

Rexx on site

A collaboration between Glencore and Bis saw Rexx – the new 160-tonne innovative mining haul truck - begin working on site at Newlands in July 2020. Its first operational role at an Eastern seaboard mine was testament to its growing reputation for productivity, safety and cost effectiveness on the West Coast.

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  • Logistics

    Our diverse fleet is tailored for each customer and application including out-of-pit, on-road and off-road haulage.

  • 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.

  • Automation

    Interoperable and open architecture automation technology regardless of make, model or age of asset.

  • Consulting

    Our 100+ years of technical excellence and innovative thinking means customers receive expert advice on the full mining value chain.

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