McElligotts were contracted to conduct on-site painting and protective coating on the CAT 7495 Electric Rope Shovel at Daunia coal mine in June 2014. The Daunia Coal mine opened in 2013 and is expected to have a lifespan of approximately 21 years. We had worked on a CAT 7495 before at Caval Ridge, the first in Australia in CAT colours, with this one to be the second.
Paint and protective coating was sourced according to the client’s specifications. McElligotts offer off-site abrasive blasting and painting at our Mackay facilities, but for some clients, transporting their specialised and bulky equipment is unviable. In this case, we set up an encapsulated paint site at their Daunia facilities, painting each individual item before the final structure was erected.