In October 2012 and February 2013, McElligotts worked on two separate conveyor belts at the Oaky Creek coal mine facilities. Oaky Creek has been open since 1982, and although the open cut mine is closed, underground coal mining is still operational. For this project, we were conducting paint remediation and structural integrity works on two 20m tall conveyor systems.
A birdcage scaffolding tower was engineered and constructed for each conveyor system, taking into account requirements for wind loading and other relevant environmental factors. From there, protective painting application was safely conducted by our team in fully encapsulated booths. Learn more about our scaffolding capabilities.