Contract Mining: What’s your Style?

There are many scenarios that might result in a mine owner looking for assistance from a contract miner.  Choosing the right contracting strategy can be something of a mine-field (see what I did there?), depending not only upon the project objectives the mine owner is trying to achieve. But also, a mix of other considerations such as: operating experience; in house capability (or “bench strength”); resources (people and equipment); attitude to risk; geographic location; and financial capacity – to name just a few.  Often the timing around engagement of a mining Contractor is a critical consideration as well.

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New General Manager Operations appointed as MEC Mining focuses on growth

MEC Mining has promoted its Manager of Consulting Services, Christofer Catania, into the role of General Manager Operations as the company expands its outlook. The Brisbane-based mining consultancy has recently announced a suite of strategic changes aimed at growing MEC’s service offering to clients domestically and internationally.

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MEC Mining looks to the future: Strategic changes announced at annual industry event

MEC celebrated another great year with invited guests at their annual industry event, held at Brisbane’s Alchemy Restaurant & Bar on 23 October 2019.

The evening was an opportunity to thank clients and supporters, as well as to share exciting changes for MEC.

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IMARC 2019

Business Development Manager, Andrew Dittman and General Manager of Operations, David Plowman, are looking forward to attending the 6th Annual International Mining and Resources Conference & Expo (IMARC) on 29th  – 31st October at the Melbourne Conventions & Exhibition Centre.

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MEC Mining Champions Women in Mining and Resources

MEC Mining was pleased to host this month’s Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) networking event.

It was a full house at the sold out breakfast event, as we welcomed our guest speakers onto the panel:

  1. Catherine Shooter – Discipline Engineering Manager at BHP,
  2. Loren Ager – Principal of Learning & Development at MEC Mining, and
  3. Negin Beaton – Development and Communications Coordinator at the University of Queensland and Senior Mining Engineer at MEC Mining.

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MEC Mining turns 14

Needless to say, the past year has been busy and exciting. As we reflect on how far we’ve come, we’re pleased to say we have no regrets.

Our 13th birthday marked some significant changes in the way we run our business, as Directors Simon Cohn, Daniel Chippendale and Ted Boulton made the decision to step back from working in the business and instead turn their focus to strategic initiatives with clients.

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How mining companies should approach the talent pool deficit

The last mining downturn left us with a shortage of mining engineers, and the effects of this are far-reaching. Not only does the industry need to continue to focus on encouraging young people back, but graduate engineers who are at the beginning of their careers are facing a different trajectory of learning while they’re on the job.

Here’s what we, as mining companies, need to remember as we face this challenge.

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MEC Mining attending the Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum

MEC Mining’s Business Development Manager Andrew Dittman and Non-Executive Director Simon Cohn will be attending this year’s Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum on the 5th, 6th and 7th of August 2019 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

This leading annual conference consists of presentations by listed mining and exploration companies with a large exhibition area, housing exhibitor from the sector.  The delegation is made up of mining and exploration companies, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining service industries.

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