Banks Mining invests six-figure sum into massive shovel at Shotton mine

Banks Mining invests six-figure sum into massive shovel at Shotton mine

Banks Mining has doubled down on its commitment to the Shotton surface mine in Northumberland, after investing a six-figure sum in new earth moving equipment.

The County Durham family-owned mining company has spent its cash on its first Komatsu PC3000-6 mining shovel, which is being used to expose coal at the Shotton site.

 

Banks Mining said that the purchase in the 265-tonne shovel showed its commitment to investing in the site and its teams.

Robbie Bentham, plant director at Banks Mining, said: “Enhancing our plant fleet with the required equipment is essential for helping our teams working our surface mining sites in the safest, most responsible and most efficient, low emission, way possible, and this is the latest investment that we’ve made in recognition of the skills and expertise that they bring to the job.

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