Investment drives mine efficiencies

A North East mining company is investing millions of pounds to drive forward improvements at its opencast sites.

Banks Mining has taken delivery of three state-of-the-art Caterpillar 777G off-highway dump trucks for use at its Brenkley Lane surface mine near Blagdon.

And it has made a six-figure investment in innovative web-based technology from Liquid Management Solutions to improve the way it uses fuel resources across its operations.

Divisional Director Jim Donnelly said: “Banks Mining has always tried to set new standards for our industry, whether through developing world-leading noise suppression technologies, our Restoration First approach in the early stages of site operations, or the long-term contributions we make to communities.”