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A big trailer-mounted 6-inch diesel trash pump supplied by Australian Pump Industries has helped Centennial Coal overcome dewatering challenges at its Mannering mine located in southern Lake Macquarie, New South Wales.
Golder Associates Senior Environmental Engineer Kelly Mundle won 2012 Young Environmental Engineer of the Year, an award which gave the nod to backing talent. Canadian-born, Mundy settled in Perth after undertaking Masters research at The University of Western Australia and began with Golder in 2007.
RESOURCES: Gold fields: agnew gold mine
Agnew is a perfect example of gold Fields' belief in moving away from maximum production to instead focus on getting the best value from high-grade deposits.
RESOURCES: Sandfire resources: degrussa copper
Sandfire managing director Karl Simich said his company's focus on ramping up production from the DeGrussa copper-gold project would ensure it maximized metal production while optimising the blend of underground and open pit feed during this transitional period until the underground mine hit full speed by mid-year.
SERVICE & SUPPLY: concrete equipment, products and suppliers
Atlas Copco has completed its acquisition of MEYCO Equipment from chemical company BASF. The deal allows the equipment manufacturer to increase its range of concrete spraying and shotcreting equipment.
SERVICE & SUPPLY: environmental management
Biodiesel created from waste vegetable oil and free-range eggs produced by a mobile 'chicken caravan' are just some of the sustainable business initiatives undertaken by Karara Mining (KML) at its project in Western Australia's Mid West region.
SERVICE & SUPPLY: conveyor maintenance
A powerful new video-based inspection tool is set to help conveyor belt operators maximise the safe working life of their belting.
SERVICE & SUPPLY: electrical suppliers and contractors
Forge Group has been awarded a $125 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the south Hedland Power Project in Western Australia's Pilbara region, through its subsidiary Forge Group Power (formerly CTEC).
SERVICE & SUPPLY: ground and aerial surveying and mapping
As strange as it may seem, there is a common link between the planet Mars, NASA, and Landgate's latest 3D street level imagery, known as earthmine. The link is the 3D stereo cameras NASA uses on its robot explorers.
SERVICE & SUPPLY: servicing the pilbara
Chevron Australia's professional development of new engineering graduates in the Pilbara will get a boost following the recent signing of a Professional Development Program with Australia's largest professional body for engineers, Engineers Australia.
SERVICE & SUPPLY: minesite accommodation and catering
Ausco Modular has completed the acquisition of a 436-room village in Abbot Point, Queensland. The village will become part of Ausco's accommodation network brand, Stayover, and it will be renovated and possibly expanded.
SERVICE & SUPPLY: wear part products
Sandvik Construction has launched a specialist lifting tool to more efficiently change the mantle and concave wear parts found on its cone crushers.
service & supply: safety in mining
Enhancements to the PASS (plug and Switch System) range of high voltage hybrid switchgear modules for substations have been released by power and automation technology group ABB.
the last word: gerry mahoney
Honeywell Process Solutions Pacific Director Gerry Mahoney has over 35 years experience in engineering, with a specific focus on instrumentation and process automation and would most like to share a working lunch with the Dalai Lama.
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