When it comes to bauxite, Australia is king. It is the world’s largest producer of bauxite, representing up to 30 per cent of global production, followed by China, Brazil, India and Guinea. In addition, Australia is the second-largest producer of alumina after China.
MEC Mining was invited to assist with design work for the earthworks associated with the Nicaragua Canal Project. The project required excavation of approximately 4 billion cubic meters of material. MEC Mining was approached to provide a plan that would optimise the earthworks component of the job. The advice from MEC Mining cut through typical construction jargon, enabling the client to optimise their investment in engineering construction, management and machinery.
MEC Mining was excited to support Unearthed at the Komatsu: Transform Mining hackathon over the weekend at River City Labs.
Our General Manager – Strategy and Business Development Maria Joyce enjoyed her time on the judging panel listening to pitches from 14 miningtech #startups, who presented a diverse range of innovative solutions in response to four real-world business challenges from Komatsu. Our Director Simon Cohn for was awarded with a prize for his efforts as a mentor over the weekend.
For a decade now, Deloitte has released an annual report examining key trends in the mining industry. The 2018 edition of Tracking the trends has been released, where Deloitte’s global mining professionals again help to identify strategies for companies in a sector known for its historic booms and slumps.
Komatsu, a leading supplier of technology and equipment to the global mining industry, along with Unearthed Solutions has launched Komatsu: Transform Mining hackathon.
Over the course of a 54-hour hackathon event held at River City Labs in Brisbane this weekend. Mining technology start-ups will be given the opportunity to showcase how their technology applies to the following four major mining challenges currently faced by Komatsu:
Across every industry, the trend towards workplace flexibility continues to grow. The resources sector is no different – if we want to make the most of our employees’ productivity and ensure we can recruit the best talent, flexible work options need to be available.
Successful Dozer stripping trial completed
Centrex Metals Limited (“Centrex”) has completed successful dozer stripping trials of the overburden at its Ardmore Phosphate Rock Project (“Ardmore”) in North West Queensland. Two trenches were excavated through the shale overburden within the Northern and Southern Zones of the deposit using a Cat D9 dozer. The trials were overseen by dozer stripping experts from MEC Mining with the purpose of providing accurate productivity factors to feed into mining feasibility studies current underway.
Enlisting a mining consultant for a project can yield excellent results. Here are our tips for finding the right consultant and ensuring they accomplish what you need them to.
Current commodity prices and ever-increasing competition between mining operations dictate a cost effective, achievable and well-presented mining sequence. MEC Mining was approached by an open cut iron ore mine to optimise their detailed mining sequence. The solution proposed by MEC Mining and implemented by the client enabled the operation to mine more efficiently, preventing costly errors and delays in production.
The exclusive event on 6 February 2018 at The Brisbane Club was an opportunity for industry leaders to have a frank, robust discussion about some of the most pressing and complex issues facing mining today. The small panel of invited guests from a diverse range of backgrounds was brought together to share their own experiences and provide a nuanced view around themes relating to: