Tag: Iron Ore Mining

Vermeer T1655 Surface Mining Trial Complete

24 August 2012

Earlier this year UEA Civil & Mining participated in a 3 month trial of Vermeer’s T1655 surface mining prototype in iron ore at a mine site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. UEA maintenance and operations staff were crucial to the success of the T1655 trial. With over 100,000 hours operating and maintaining the…

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Surface Mining Fleet Continues to Grow

30 March 2012

UEA’s surface mining fleet now consists of 12 machines – predominantly Vermeer 1255 Surface Mining units. Surface Mining has traditionally been seen as ‘truck and shovel’ operations but the increased uptake in this technology combined with UEA’s commitment to surface mining has seen a re think within the industry as to the capability of this…

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UEA trial biggest ever Surface Mining machine

28 October 2011

UEA Civil & Mining is currently operating and maintaining the first Vermeer T1655 Surface Mining prototype as part of a 3 month trial at an iron ore mine site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. UEA Civil & Mining have worked closely with Vermeer Manufacturing during the research and development phase of the new…

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UEA upgrades its thrust boring capability

21 October 2011

Posted 21 October 2011 9:00am Due to the increase in demand for Thrust Boring installations and the increase in length and diameter required by clients UEA has invested in a new thrust boring machine to add to the existing 2 units. The purchase of the McLaughlin McL 36/42 auger boring unit, through Vermeer Australia, will…

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UEA Civil & Mining breaks ground at Ridges Iron Ore Project

19 August 2011

UEA Civil & Mining have commenced surface mining for Kimberly Metals Group at their Ridges Iron Ore Project based approximately 150km South West of Kununurra in Western Australia. It is expected that UEA will mine 10Mt over the four year contract period using a fleet of Vermeer T1255 Terrain Levellers on a 24/7 roster. UEA…

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