Spring Creek Mine Redevelopment


Spring Creek Mine Redevelopment


Solid Energy New Zealand

MEM Role:

Project Manager

To reopen their previously mothballed underground hydraulic coal mine, Solid Energy drove underground roadways, procured and installed coal mine infrastructure for a hydraulic mine including pit bottom screening and pumping systems, surface screening, high voltage substation relocation, haul road upgrade, extensive coal processing plant changes, underground roadways and services and conveyor systems.

According to the CEO, this was the first project at the mine to come in on time and under budget. The project cost $45M.


MEM input

  • Developing the project execution plan, including a comprehensive construction programme
  • Organising, briefing and controlling detailed design activities
  • Tracking financial performance
  • Project reporting, including through a period when the mine ownership changed
  • Engineer to Contract role of elements