Excavación mecánica

Redpath offers specialist experience in underground mechanical excavation. From greenfield start-ups to expansions of existing mines, we offer expertise in the full range of mining services. Taking a proactive approach to our clients’ requirements, Redpath applies knowledge taken from the civil, tunnelling and metalliferous sectors and combines them to provide tailored equipment and processes for mechanical excavation scopes.

Redpath can deliver project solutions on a global basis with local support and knowledge to provide surety of project delivery. Through our international offices across Asia, Europe and North America, Redpath can offer specialist knowledge in all areas of mechanical excavation and construction.

Australia possesses some of the largest resource reserves in the world, and Redpath is a market leader in providing advanced mechanical excavation solutions to mine owners across Australia and the globe.

With a focus on driving efficiency and achieving bottom-line objectives for our clients, we provide a complete scope of services, including:


Project management

  • Cost engineering
  • Management cost and cost control systems
  • Scheduling
  • Detailed capital costing and estimating
  • Control budgets
  • Value engineering and opportunity analysis
  • Procurement management



  • Technical options studies
  • Mining access studies (Drift vs. shaft methodologies)
  • Design of temporary construction equipment
  • Rebuild of construction equipment
  • Excavation methodology strategy


Mine Development

  • Shaft sinking
  • Raiseboring
  • Surface to seam drifts
  • In seam drifts
  • Mains driveage
  • Gateroad driveage
  • Stone driveage


Mine Construction

  • Installation of office infrastructure
  • Installation of workshop and washbay infrastructure
  • Installation of warehouse infrastructure
  • Excavation and backfill of boxcut infrastructure
  • Installation of portal arches
  • Installation of surface civil infrastructure
  • Conveyor belt installation and removal
  • Highwall support
  • Concrete portal installation


Mine Services

  • Ventilation and VCD supply and installation
  • Service installation
  • Roadway building
  • Conveyor installation and removal
  • Secondary support
  • Conveyor system maintenance
  • Outbye services
  • Concrete work


Equipment Hire

  • Innovative equipment including: NERZ compliant Shotcreter, NERZ compliant concrete agitator, NERZ compliant 13 tonne excavator, ERZ compliant 3 tonne excavator
  • Roadheader with shotcreting and bolting capabilities
  • Underground loaders
  • Various QDS attachments


General Manager, Mechanical Excavation