In 1964 the New South Wales Government, Australia, announced its intention to build the Liddell Power Station with a 2052 MW nameplate capacity. Initially the power station was serviced by four mines operating in the area: Pikes Gulley, Durnham, Foybrook and Liddell.
An upgraded Liddell coal operation was built in 2007 to increase throughput of coal from 600t/h to 1000t/h, at which time Metso supplied a full pump package of 18 pumps for the new coal processing plant. The package of pumps included all pumps from raw coal feed through to tailings pumps, including Metso’s X Series heavy duty pumps for raw coal and DMC feed, MM and HM Series horizontal slurry pumps for processing and tailings duties, as well as a number of VS Series vertical slurry pumps.
Liddell Coal Operations has approval to mine up to 8 million tonnes of ROM coal per annum, the Metso pumps have provided 16 years of operation.