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A rush of cool air for a hot underground mine

Client: Glencore

Location: Cobar, Australia

Sectors: Mining

The Challenge

Providing a constant supply of cool air for a vast mine in the hot Australian outback

The challenge with any underground mine, is that the deeper the mine goes into the ground, the hotter it gets. The customer's mine is a cavernous one and located in the outback of Australia. As the mine expands and deepens, the need for cooling increases, and that's where we come in.

Project fact file

Of cooled air per second 180 m3
Of cooling 12MW
Delivered air temperature 8 °C

The Solution

A complete cooling package, carefully engineered to maximise our specialised mine cooling equipment

As the leaders of underground mine cooling in Australia, our expert team created a specialised and unique package utilising a range of our temperature control equipment. From fluid chillers and cooling towers, through to diesel generators, we engineered a bespoke cooling solution that is both reliable and highly effective.

The Impact

A cooler, safer work environment improving overall mine productivity and profit

When air quality is poor and hot, equipment can overheat, and miners' health can be put at risk. With our efficient cooling package in place, the underground environment was not only safer with air quality and ventilation drastically improved, but the lower temperature ensure that both equipment and workers were able to operate longer and with better productivity.

Effective cooling and ventilation for the below ground operations