“Consistent with CONSOL Energy’s core values of safety, compliance and continuous improvement, the new Cat technology incorporated within this equipment will help us improve the safety and efficiency of all four mines,” said Bart Hyita, COO, Energy Operations, CONSOL Energy. “We are excited to deploy the latest innovations that Caterpillar has to offer and are confident that they will allow us to continue to improve safety and to be the lowest cost producer in the United States and to maintain our competitive position in domestic and international coal markets.”
CONSOL’s McElroy mine will also receive 60 roof supports to extend the longwall face. In addition, the Enlow Fork and Shoemaker mines will upgrade to Cat PMC-R electro-hydraulic control systems. Delivery of equipment will be completed in 2013.