How do you haul an 8 million pound dragline? Very carefully, using 600 heavy-duty truck tires and the same type of technology NASA uses to move space shuttles. Peabody Energy successfully relocated one of the world's largest machines about 20 miles to its El Segundo Mine in New Mexico.
Talk about a road trip to remember: One of the world's most massive machines, an 8 million pound dragline crossed the New Mexico desert this week in a specialized vehicle. The dragline reached speeds of up to 2 m.p.h. and successfully arrived at its new home at the El Segundo Mine in late November 2013.
Peabody Energy is the global leader in managing safe, efficient large-scale surface operations. Peabody has a platform of surface and underground mines across the United States and Australia.
Twentymile Mine in Colorado offers coal with a high-heating value and low-sulfur and ash content, which makes it ideal for utility customers around the world.
Safety is central to Peabody’s mission. Every employee commits to Peabody's safety vision and governing principles, and managers, front-line supervisors and employees are held responsible for their own safety and the safety of each other.
Peabody's operations in Australia - including the Wilpinjong Mine - have substantial market diversity, domestic and seaborne customers, and the capacity to access multiple ports and railroads.
Coal from Peabody’s Wilpinjong and Wambo mines in New South Wales was the first to arrive at the newly constructed Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group export terminal in Australia.
This 400-ton, ultra-class haul truck rides the roads at Peabody’s U.S. Powder River Basin mines. The vehicle is part of Peabody’s strategy to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the company's global truck and shovel fleet.
In 2008, Peabody opened the El Segundo Mine (which means "the Second" in Spanish), an operation adjacent to the Lee Ranch Mine in the U.S. Southwest. The surface operation is among Peabody's most productive outside of the Powder River Basin.
Peabody's training regimes and centers provide instruction to employees including new miners, equipment operators, maintenance technicians and electricians. Training spans safety, technical courses and leadership development.
Peabody uses modular mining technology that synchronizes haul truck routing to optimize coal blends for customer requirements, offering real time data to operators and dispatchers to continually evaluate productivity.
The company has a team of geologists, scientists and mining veterans who lead the company’s global exploration