Wambo Coal Mine Coal Handling Preparation Plant Upgrade
Hunter Valley NSW

Kinmont Engineers & Wambo Coal Pty Ltd

Civil & Structural Engineering

The Task
The upgrade included a new Run of Mine (ROM) dump station, a 400t ROM hopper, a primary crushing structure, a ROM conveyor system, a coal preparation plant and a clean coal conveyor system including two transfer stations.

Our Role
From the onset of the concept development phase, Lindsay Dynan was engaged for the civil and structural design and detail of a major upgrade to the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP) at Wambo Coal Mine, Hunter Valley NSW.

We played a key role in the improvements, providing designs for the ROM bin, sizing station, various gantries, trestles and conveyors including the product stockpile conveyor, thickener footing, as well as MCC and control building.  Our involvement carried through to site supervision during construction.

We liaised closely with the client throughout the process to ensure that the design achieved the client's objectives wherever possible, whilst ensuring minimal disruption to the ongoing operation of the existing coal preparation plant.


  • Winner of 2009 Engineering Excellence Award: Engineers Australia Newcastle Division
  • Winner of 2009 University of Newcastle Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment Award for Excellence in Research & Development