Tag: Surface Mining

UEA Civil & Mining initiates two operational firsts at Sydney CBD bulk sandstone excavation project

18 April 2014

UEA Civil & Mining was contracted in early January 2014 to mobilise a 115 tonne Vermeer T1255 surface miner into the heart of the Sydney CBD for a bulk sandstone excavation project. The works involves preparation for construction of an underground car park in lower George Street and the job incorporates two unprecedented engineering feats for the…

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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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Terrain Levelling Ideal for Environmentally Sensitive Road Project

13 July 2012

UEA Civil and Mining recently completed road works for Alcoa in Western Australia in an environmentally sensitive area of Dwellingup State Forest, 66km South of Perth. Over a 9 day period UEA used the Vermeer T1255 to level a 6km stretch of road from the intersection of Del Park and Scarp Roads near North Dandalup…

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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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