More than a match for Scotland’s coal

2005 Jan 18

In the difficult terrain of Scottish Coal’s 150-year-old Glentaggart open cast coal mine, an Atlas Copco ROC L6H is proving more than a match for the larger rotary drill rigs the company operates at its other mines. The keys are flexibility, mobility and high operating economy.

Formerly a room-and-pillar mine, Glentaggart is now recovering remnants of deep mines along its outcrop at a rate of 500,000 tonnes per year. There are some 20 seams here, some of which have been extensively worked, while others are untouched. Proven reserves stand at seven million tonnes.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.