Abergeldie is a world leader in safe mining infrastructure provision.

Abergeldie’s work in the mining sector began when John Zeni and Mick Boyle established Ardent Underground Pty Ltd in 2001. This company was fully acquired by Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure in 2007.

The company‘s ability to provide a faster, safer and more reliable way of boring large diameter shafts for access, ventilation and foundations has been well-proven in the successful completion of blind bored ventilation shafts for clients like BHP Billiton, North Goonyella Coal and Springvale Coal.

Our drill rigs use innovative technology and set a benchmark for mechanised shaft excavation. Their drilling capabilities range from 1.5m to 6.5m diameter; up to 700m deep. Our methods and equipment are particularly effective through difficult ground conditions including fractured strata, high pressure aquifers and deep hard rock. Shafts can be built without interruption to mine production.

Safety is a paramount concern. Abergeldie can provide a high quality lined shaft without any personnel having to work inside the shaft during construction, making blind boring the safest method of shaft construction.

As well as shaft drilling and lining, Abergeldie can provide but all facets of mining infrastructure including civil works, horizontal tunnelling, process engineering and water treatment.
The Abergeldie team has helped with a number of projects focusing on vent shafts across Australia. For more information about what our team can do regarding this area of mining infrastructure, take a look at some of our latest projects below. Click More Details for a project description and more in depth information on each project.

Please download the Southern Coalfields Ventilation Shaft case study.