Project: Harworth Skip Plant


Design, supply, installation and commissioning of a surface and underground skip mineral hoisting plant.  Since a skip system already existed a major rehabilitation programme was developed to meet the requirements of the colliery.

The work content included:

  • Uprating the existing 9 tonne capacity system to accept 2 x 27.5 tonne balance skips.
  • The construction of an underground loading station.
  • The construction of a 450 tonne surface headgear tower in a structural steel to sit within a concrete outer building.
  • A surface skip discharge station.
  • All surface inner tower equipment.
  • All through shaft systems including rope guides, winch ropes, shaft signals, interlocks, skips and skip plant controls.

Client: British Coal