Tarong Transport Alliance, Australia
Feasibility Study 2007- Not Built
Client- Tarong Transport Alliance
The Tarong Transport Alliance selected Overland Conveyor Co to design a belt conveyance
system for a 71 km long haul. This ground breaking 71 km system consisting of three
flights of 30 km, 30 km and 11 km would include the 2 longest single flights in the
world. They included intermediate drives and horizontal curves to fit within a narrow
corridor between Tarong and the New Acland coal supply.
ALCOA Rockdale, TX, USA (Now Luminant Mining)
Client- ThyssenKrupp Robins
Commissioned in June 2005, this 19.3 km single flight conveyor was the longest
conventional conveyor in the world. It also included one intermediate drive
and 11 horizontal curves. In order to negotiate 11 horizontal curves in plan,
power was distributed between the head, tail and half way point on the conveyor.
An intermediate tripper drive will be one of the first of its kind on a surface
application. Overland Conveyor Co provided the intermediate drive support as well
as the control algorithms for starting and stopping.