Blackwater expands with new equipment
Blackwater Quarries & Concrete’s medium sized quarry has added a new arsenal of mobile equipment to its rapidly expanding operations.
Blackwater Quarries & Concrete’s (BQC) medium sized quarry just north of the town of Blackwater in central western Queensland has been experiencing steady growth since it was purchased in January 2010.
Improvements to plant and equipment as well as general facility upgrades like office and workshop spaces and garden areas are helping the company win more contracts.
BQC’s recent equipment purchase from Finlay Screening and Crushing will go to taking the operations up another a notch with new Terex Finlay machinery including new jaw crushers, cone crushers, a horizontal triple deck screen and a reclaimer.
The purchase of the J1175 jaw crushers and the C1540 cone crushers allow BQC to produce a larger range of aggregate more efficiently. BQC now has the ability to produce up to 5000 tonnes of roadbase per day.
The new Terex Finlay triple deck screen allows the company to produce a larger range of aggregate more efficiently. It also improves the grading of the aggregate used, with BQC’s new concrete batch plant ensuring the plant can produce 100m3 per hour.
BQC holds current certification with the Queensland Main Roads Department for rock source and that means that efficiency as well as quality is very important.
With the new equipment BQC is able to also undertake external work providing crushing services to mine sites and civil construction works in the area.
The Terex Finlay 883 reclaimer is used to produce rip rap, a valuable addition to the product on offer from BQC after the extensive flood damage of 2011.