Dust Suppression Bowen Basin Region

Global Road Technology provides dust suppression solutions for coal mining operations. Continued exposure to coal dust causes various lung diseases, including coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) which threatens miners’ health. We help you devise best practices for your dust mitigation strategy. Our product range consists of different chemistries that make water work for coal dust suppression without affecting the calorific value of coal. Our core focus areas include:

  • Drill and blast
  • Haul roads
  • ROM pads
  • CHPP

Bowen Basin – Background information

The largest and most significant discoveries of coking coal in Australia and in the world were made in the early 1960’s within the Bowen Basin Queensland with these discoveries still accounting for most of the coking coal exported today. The Bowen Basin is an area of coal reserves and mining related communities that extends over approximately 60 000 square kilometers of Central Queensland (CQ), Australia. In 2014-15, it represented 80 per cent of the Queensland’s saleable coal production and about 80 per cent ($1.61b) of the mining royalties paid to the state were attributable to coal sales. The Capricorn highway connecting the east and west boundary of the Bowen basin divides the area into two subregions: the southern region, which is a mix of mining and agricultural land use and the northern Bowen Basin, which is an intensive coal mining region.

Three major regional towns Gladstone, Rockhampton and Mackay support the mining activities with major infrastructure and services –

  • Mackay – 4740
  • Gladstone – 4680
  • Rockhampton – 4700

GRT Case Studies – Bowen Basin, Central Queensland

We currently offer underground and CHPP dust suppression services to coal mines in the Bowen Basin. This case study details GRT’s approach to solving dust challenges faced on site. The reduction in visibility on haul roads caused by vehicle-generated dust, prevents clear communication between drivers and increases the risk of collision. This case study details how we provide, one of the largest coal mines in the Bowen Basin. 

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GRT dust suppression applications and products 

Drilling: The economic value of drilling operations should not happen at the expense of worker safety and health. It is important to implement industry best practice to ensure dust produced from drilling do not pose any health hazards to the mineworkers. We offer effective blast and drill dust control. 

ProductGRT: 12X 

Blasting: GRT takes a no-compromise stance to save lives and its sole mandate is to offer solutions at the apex of solving any dust-related problem arising from blasting activities before it takes place. We offer effective blast pattern dust suppression solutions. 

ProductGRT: DC Binder 

Haul roads: Reports indicate that a mine site uses 9.4 million litres of water per day on just its haul road activities. Water is not only unsustainable but also very ineffective as a haul road dust suppression method. Using GRT:Haul-Loc results in great operational improvement and massive cost savings in water usage and fuel used for water truck movements. 

ProductGRT: Haul-Loc 

Stockpiles: We have grown a rapport across many industries for tackling stockpile dust challenges on different sites. Mining is one of our major areas. So, why wait to hear it from elsewhere when you can get it first hand from us.


Conveyor belts: GRT implements a combination of chemistry and particle size in making water work for conveyor belt dust control. We wet the material to optimal moisture content, preventing fines from being carried off into the air, or to the air above the material, to return airborne fines to the material bed. The material doesn’t have to be handled again.


Why use GRT to provide dust suppression in Bowen Basin Region, Queensland?

Reach out to our Technical Product Manager and discuss best practices for dust suppression for your mine site. We are at your service. You are guaranteed the following if you choose GRT:

  • Site-specific products.
  • Exceptional product quality.
  • 24/7/365 expert teams.
  • Scheduled operational delivery.
  • Pre and post-site assessments.
  • Experienced engineers.
  • Advocates for compliance with TWA and STEL.
  • An innovative company that understands dust legislation. 
  • Track record of industry knowledge and contribution.
  • Australian Made solutions 

At GRT, we understand the importance of your time and strive to improve the customer experience. GRT Smart Product Finder empowers you to find the right product for your site-specific problems – quickly and easily!

Australia Made and ISO Certified dust suppression solutions

Nearby suburbs & postcodes - Moura - 4718, Moranbah - 4744, Collinsville - 4804, Dysart - 4745, Middlemount - 4746, Blackwater - 4717, Glenden - 4743, Capella - 4723, Tieri - 4709, Theodore - 4719, Rolleston - 4702, Springsure - 4722

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