Fatigue

One of my favourite sayings is that engineers are like diamonds, formed under pressure and worth a lot. Unfortunately, lately we now seem to be worth a little less money than we are perhaps used to. None the less, the pressure and workload in mining stands above many other industries. On site staff typically work…

Adding Value Through Real-World Solutions

Adding Value Through Real-World Solutions At MEC we pride ourselves on understanding all aspects of the mining system, allowing for the recognition of opportunities within clients’ mine-planning strategies.Our highly experienced mining team is adept at providing strategies for improvement and we firmly believe in giving our clients the best return on their investment. We also…

Coal Controversy

Coal Controversy I’ll level with you, coal is pretty dirty stuff. I’m in the coal game but I’ll give you that one. It doesn’t do the atmosphere or the landscape much good. However had humans never used coal, then steel and power could not have been made, the industrial revolution would not have happened and…

Mighty but Outdated

Mighty but Outdated Last week I was in Hawaii for my brother’s wedding.  We stopped in to visit the battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbour. Built in 1944 and retired in 1994, she was amongst the largest battleships ever built, massive, imposing and sporting some of the largest guns ever made. While we were standing in…