Megadoor, a division of Sweden-based ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, has received an order for six large overhead doors for a new workshop building at the Moolarben Coal Mines operation in New South Wales, Australia.

The new workshop building was completed in 2010 and was designed with the possibility of adding the Megadoor units at a later date. The workshop building is in an elevated position and the prevailing winds now blow directly into the shop along with unwanted dust.

Moolarben is part of Yancoal Australia. The mine is located 40 km east of Mudgee in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales Australia. Production is expected to reach around 12 million mt/y. According to the supplier, the customer required a solution to enhance the working environment along with the ability to seal openings during inclement weather. The Megadoor system was able to satisfy those requirements with its sealing design that allows only minimal air infiltration.

The order includes four Megadoor S1000 series and two Megadoor S800 series, with sizes ranging from 6 x 5 m to 12 x 11 m. The doors will be equipped with translucent fabric which maximizes the amount of natural light into the building for a pleasant and energy-efficient working environment.

The doors will be manufactured in Skellefteå, Sweden. Site installation is expected to be completed in July 2012.

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