DSI provides Wambo Mine with Roof Support Products, NSW, Australia
The Wambo coal mine located about 190 km north of Sydney in the heart of the Hunter Valley was operated as an open cut mine for a very long time. It is currently Excel's (an Australian company) largest operating mine. The open cut mining operations at Wambo are contracted to Roche Mining, a subsidiary of Downer EDI Limited. Excel refines the coal into a diverse range of products and sells them to major customers at home and abroad.
In particular coal from the Wambo mine has gained wide market acceptance due to its quality and consistency. For more than 20 years Wambo's long term customers include major Japanese power utilities. In the course of the Wambo mine extension started in February 2004 shafts are driven into the subsoil to gain access to lower, unmined coal seams that are to be mined in longwall mining operations.
To provide the Wambo mine with any and all mining products required the operator entered into a life-time mining services contract with DSI Australia. The contract provides for the supply of highquality DSI Mining Products for the coal mine such as rock bolts, anchors, resin cartridges for as long as coal is being mined in the Wambo coal mine. In addition, the operator of the coal mine profits from the close vicinity to DSI Australia and its extensive customer consulting and services. The DSI Mining Products primarily serves to secure the driving work and the mining areas at economic costs.