Hyundai machines clock up 40,000 hours at Scottish colliery and are still going strong…

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Land Engineering Services (LES), based in West Yorkshire, is a mining, earthmoving and remediation company that operates throughout the UK.  The company won the tender in 2012 to ‘clear’ a contaminated colliery in Scotland.  LES invested in five Hyundai machines purchased from Derbyshire based Hyundai dealer, EP Industries, to help complete the task…

The former Comrie colliery site is recognised as the largest area of post-industrial dereliction in West Fife. When Land Engineering Services (LES) began working on the site 3.5-years ago it was a combination of contaminated land, large areas of hard standing, associated with the former colliery pit head area, and a 40 metre high burning colliery waste tip (bing) – in excess of 100 hectares of countryside were unfit for any conventional countryside use.

The project, which is likely to be completed later this year, has involved the extraction of 680,000 tonnes of coal (when completed) through the working of 52 hectares of the coal resource.  LES has used the revenue from the extraction for the treatment of spontaneous combustion on the ex-colliery spoil