Plant & Equipment

Blackwater Quarries bounces back with new equipment

Improvements to plant and equipment as well as general facility upgrades like office and workshop spaces and garden areas are helping the company win more contracts. This in spite of the operation being a victim of Queensland?s floods in December 2010 and January 2011, when the pit filled with 7000 megalitres of water.

BQC?s recent equipment purchase from Finlay Screening and Crushing has taken its operations up another a notch. Its acquisitions include new jaw crushers, cone crushers, a horizontal triple deck screen and a reclaimer.

The purchase of two J1175 jaw crushers and two C1540 cone crushers now allow BQC to produce a larger range of aggregate more efficiently. BQC now has the ability to produce up to 5000 tonnes of road base per day.

The new Terex Finlay 984 horizontal triple deck screen allows the company to produce a larger range of aggregate more efficiently. It also improves the grading of the aggregate used, with BQC?s new concrete batch plant ensuring the plant can produce 100m3 per hour.

BQC holds current certification with the Queensland Main Roads Department for the rock source and that means that efficiency as well as quality is very important.

With the new equipment, BQC is able to also undertake external work providing crushing services to mine sites and civil construction works in the area.

The Terex Finlay 883 reclaimer is used to produce rip rap, a valuable addition to the product on offer from BQC after the extensive flood damage of 2011.

Source: Blackwater Quarries & Concrete/Finlay Crushing & Screening

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