NEPEAN Mining Pty Ltd and Fitzroy Australia Resources have recently announced a new partnership for the design and delivery of certain key equipment and infrastructure for Fitroy’s Ironbark No. 1 Coal Mine. 

According to the announcement, NEPEAN and Fitzroy will execute the project as an integrated project team in two phases; first the accelerated design and development, and second the acquisition, installation and commissioning.

The project will leverage NEPEAN’s leading stream specialist businesses; NEPEAN Conveyors, NEPEAN Power and NEPEAN Longwall. 

The scope includes conveyors, electrical systems, electrical reticulation, the mine ventilation system and the longwall system.

Fitzroy Australia Resources CEO Grant Polwarth highlighted the cultural alignment between Fitzroy and NEPEAN, and the mutual focus on value-adding decision making and execution, as key factors in establishing this partnership. 

“We are excited about working with NEPEAN in a true partnership sense to deliver a result which has the potential to be company building for both groups as well as change the industry landscape and expectations on major project delivery,” he said.

NEPEAN CEO Miles Fuller said NEPEAN was delighted to be forming a partnership with Fitzroy. 

“This partnership will achieve a superior outcome for Fitzroy, by significantly reducing project cost, accelerating delivery time, and ensure superior equipment lifecycle performance,” he said. 

“This model will redefine how successful projects can and should be delivered.”

Image: Narrabri by night, supplied by NEPEAN.