AS part of the process to expedite the return of the Pike River Mine back to the New Zealand Department of Conservation, Australian auction company Hassalls will be selling the remaining Pike River Mine plant assets via global expressions of interest throughout April, May and June of 2015.

The assets include a full coal preparation plant, extensive pumping systems and coal load out facility at the Ikamatua Rail Load Out site, and a large quantity of spare parts that remain at the Pike River Mine site, both located near Greymouth in the South Island of New Zealand.

Hassalls will be holding open days on-site for pre-registered, genuine buyers to inspect the assets and are focused on clearing the site by June 30, 2015 to allow for rehabilitation works to occur, in preparation for return to the Department of Conservation later in the year.

Hassalls general manager Steve Wall, a Kiwi with extensive mine sales experience in the Asian region, said: “Hassalls is honoured to be chosen to complete this project. Hassalls understands the compassion and immense respect required in dealing with the Pike River Mine sale of assets and meeting the market in the value returned for the plant.

“The plant is in exceptional condition and will be attractive to smaller coal operators in Asia and West Africa,” he said.

Hassalls, under the direction of seasoned industry professional Steve Wall and his team, brings a combined experience of 90 years in the mining and resource auction industry. Hassalls is an Australian-based independent auction solutions company with a singular focus on the resource industry through Asia, providing a trusted impartial marketplace for moveable assets with a core focus on the resource sector (mining, drilling, civil construction, quarrying/crushing, oil & gas).

Hassalls utilises the best available technology coupled with a thorough understanding of the sales and marketing, logistical and operational requirements for a successful and unbiased auction. Their resource industry solutions provide for the entire selection, allocation of assets, inventory cataloguing, marketing plus management of all post-sale and settlement requirements.

  • For full catalogue details, inspection dates and sale conditions, go to
  • For further information, contact Ross Van on +61 400 254 188 or Steve Wall on +61 417 231 939.

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