West Cliff Colliery

Operating Company
BHP Coal Illawarra Collieries
Contact Details Address :
Appin Road
Appin NSW 2262
Phone :
(02) 4640-4000
Coal Seam
(Working Thickness)
Bulli (2.3 m - 2.7 m)
Transportation 43km by road to Port Kembla
Underground Access

Drift and Shaft

Longwall Dimensions
(Width x Length)
(200 m) x (830m, 1290m)


  Manufacturer (Model)

Joy Global (4LS DERDS)

  Drum Diameter (metres) 1.65
  Cutting Height (Method) 2.4 - 2.7 (Uni-Di)
  Power (kW) 500
Roof Supports
  Manufacturer Joy Global
  Number of Supports (Type) 166 (4 - leg Chock Shield)
  Yield Load 875 tonnes
Face Conveyor
   Manufacturer DBT Australia
  Width (Chain Size) 1 000 mm (34 mm twin in-board)
  Chain Speed (m/sec) 0.69
  Power (kW) 2 x 200
Beam Stage Loader
   Manufacturer (kW) DBT Australia (150)
   Coal Crusher (kW) DBT SK18/11 Impact Head (300)
Coal Clearance
(to the surface)
   Type (Capacity) Shaft (900 tonnes per hour)