Ventilation & Secondary Support.

We believe providing the customer with quality products and peace of mind are an essential component to delivering our scope of works successfully.

Richard CampbellPrincipal Geotechnical Engineer

Driving Industry Standards.

Our team demonstrates a high level of commitment to their work. They accomplish this through personal engagement, ongoing training, and a driven approach to meeting the mine’s production targets.

All while preserving zero harm to themselves, others and to their work environment.

At Blackrock, we believe providing the customer with quality products and peace of mind are an essential component to delivering our scope of works successfully.

Our continued attention to these factors has seen the formation of quality systems, innovative processes, and superior industry setting standards in the products we deliver. All to ensure client satisfaction is not only met but exceeded.

Ventilation Control Devices.

Blackrock has access to many variants of ventilation control devices (VCDs). Conjoined with our rich industry experience and installation certifications we are pleased to offer our full product range and installation services to your mine.

We will maintain our promise of providing quality products and installations to our clients, in addition we can provision a highly experienced team to develop your mine’s ventilation requirements.

Our project management team are of the most experienced in the Australian coal mining industry. They are constantly investigating new products and solutions our clients can utilise for not only cost reduction, but for system innovation and installation efficiency.

All of our VCD installations follow a six-step quality assurance process, as shown.

VCD Fabrication & Materials.

Blackrock provide all your underground ventilation requirements. Whether this be for ventilation changes, longwall seal up’s or bulkhead installations. We are with you every step of the way.

Some additional support services Blackrock is proud to offer your mine in terms of ventilation control are:

  • Shotcrete surrounds and bund walls
  • Seal site consolidation pumping and related works
  • Provision of quality control documentation for your mine’s SHMS
  • Engineering and technical solutions on an as-required basis

Secondary Support.

The Blackrock team has vast experience when it comes to all facets of secondary support. We provide the right solution for any secondary support application that our clients require.

They are also great to have around for any of the following secondary support applications (including but not limited to):

  • Standing support installations (cans and link n’ locks)
  • Longwall take-off standing support installations
  • Seal site standing support installations
  • ‘Second workings’ secondary support installations in roof and ribs
  • Remediation & secondary support in life-of-mine districts
  • Airtrack bolting and associated applications
  • Ticketed loader operators with QDS Bolter operators
  • Experienced personnel in utilising hand bolters and gopher implements
  • Tell-tale installations

Ground Consolidation & Cavity Fill.

Blackrock has fast-tracked access to industry trusted suppliers and proven, effective product lines for any ground consolidation project, as well as any cavity fill application your mine could potentially require. Whether this be for a longwall recovery, fault driveage pre-consolidation projects, or any other ‘as required’ strata related issue.

Blackrock have provided ground consolidation and cavity fill advice and hands-on fulfilment in the Australian coal mining industry for over 10 years. Our experience and knowledge in this area is second-to-none and is seen by many as ‘best in industry’.

Our consolidation projects have been successful in many underground coal mining operations.

We can provide you with an effective plan of managing your problematic strata and we will consolidate your fractured/faulted strata with cement grouts, injected resins or a combination of both with associated bolting patterns.

Pumpable Cribs & Installation.

Blackrock has access to innovative solutions that can replace current standing support solutions. We can provide your underground coal mine with pumpable cribs. They consist of a high tensile strength cylindrical bag that is hung from the roadway roof and filled with a high strength pumping agent.

Coupled with an effective pumping system and a high strength product, these solutions can be quick to install and provide early resistance to rapidly deteriorating roof conditions. Pumpable cribs are readily available and preferable in conditions that require installation in hard to access areas and areas that are experiencing high gas levels. They are safe, fast, and simple to install wherever and whenever you need them the most.

Pumpable cribs provide a level of safety and separation that allow coal mine workers to be eliminated from the area of emerging risk during installation.

Project Management.

Blackrock’s management team is among the most experienced in the Australian coal mining industry.

Our management team is constantly implementing improvements and streamlining the services our underground mining team undertake. An integral process of Blackrock’s management strategy is providing proper execution of the tasks required and ensuring all the project timelines are met.

Our management team dedicate themselves to providing a positive, supportive, and productive culture for our coal mine workers and we believe that drives personal performance, team efficiency, and a strong focus on workplace safety.

Throughout the collaborative processes between our clients and our workforce, we work together within established parameters and provide realistic performance, realistic expectations, and make the key deliverables within the operation viable and cost effective.

Gavin Byrne

Underground Operations Manager

M: +61 428 278 102
A: 30 McLennan Street, Mackay QLD 4740