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Integrated Contract Services For Underground Coal Mining

Supplier: WDS Limited

Walter Mining is a leading provider of underground coal mining services in Australia. The business utilises highly skilled labour and specialist mining equipment to provide a diverse range of services to the owners and operators of underground mines.


Walter Mining’s primary services

Walter Mining has the largest contractor-owned continuous mining equipment fleet in Australia.

The size of the current fleet provides Walter Mining with an advantage over its competitors by allowing the Group to provide its entire range of services at a number of different mine sites and locations simultaneously.

In addition, Walter Mining’s large fleet of equipment represents a competitive advantage for clients, in an industry where widespread shortage of machinery and specialist equipment exists.

Coal driveage

Tunnelling through coal seams in underground mines to provide access to areas for mine development and production.

Stone driveage

Tunnelling through stone areas of the coal mine, outside the coal seam.

Remnant coal mining

Production mining of reserves which are not recoverable by longwall methods.

Ventilation services

Provision of mine ventilation services, including the fabrication, installation and maintenance of ventilation devices, access doors and ventilation doors.

Bulk materials handling systems

Supply, installation and maintenance of bulk materials handling systems including surface and underground conveyors.

Underground mine support services

Includes installation of strata control measures such as roof-bolts, the installation and recovery of underground pipe work, restoration and maintenance of underground travel roadways and longwall equipment relocation.

In addition to organic growth, expansion of Walter Mining has occurred by strategic acquisition of other well-regarded specialist companies.

Walter Engineering – Illawarra (formerly FAL Constructions)

Specialised contractor for provision of specialist ventilation services and devices to the underground mining industry.

Waratah Hire

Fleet of underground coal mining equipment.

Walter Engineering – Mackay (formerly IT Engineering)

To help bring new skills to clients, IT Engineering was acquired. This division provides specialist electrical engineering services to open-cut and underground coal mines. Headquartered in Central Queensland, the business brings new skills to the Group in the form of electrical engineering, training and component overhaul capabilities.

Walter Engineering – Central West (formerly Hooper Engineering)

General engineering and specialist steel fabrication services, based in Mudgee – primarily for customers in the Central West of New South Wales.

Organic growth has been enhanced by the formation of Walter Engineering as a new division.

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Conveyor Services Division

Recently created by Walter Engineering and involving the integration of a new team with existing operations at Walter Mining’s Newcastle workshop.

To find out more about Walter Mining’s range of services and current projects, please visit the Walter Mining website at