Jason joined MEC Mining in 2014 as an undergraduate engineer and since then he has thrived as a Mining Engineer, he currently holds a Bachelor of Mechanical and Mechtronics and completed his Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in 2015.
We have all seen the body builders that go from 10 pound weakling to Mr. Universe in the space of a year and we all know it was most likely not natural or sustainable for them in the long run. The side effects of their actions may not be immediate but are certainly not palatable to most, on the surface things look good but down below the true shrinkage is taking place. You know what I mean.
There is no doubt that the approach mining operations will be taking in 10 years time will be different from today. The changes in technology, equipment and process will undoubtedly improve our way of operating.
The modern mining business aspires to be “value optimised” to minimise its cost base and maximise its productivity, but how many businesses really know which levers and drivers to pull and push?
Metro Mining today announced the completion of the Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) for the Bauxite Hills Mine, confirming strong financial returns from the project and demonstrating the benefits from acquiring Gulf Alumina Limited (Gulf).
In January this year I set out to test the concept of crowd sourcing equipment benchmark data. We are now one month on from the initial survey responses and it is worth sharing the results so far.
Ever come up with a good idea, told a few people about it but the excitement waned, nothing happened? This has been me on many occasions. The key to getting your plans actioned is articulating value, expressed in dollars.
Join us for a free lunch and learn session in Brisbane to discuss getting optimum value during the execution of a feasibility study. The session will be co-presented with David Plowman – Principal Mining Consultant, MEC Mining and guest speaker Ryan Hanrahan – Director, Wave International
Date: Tuesday 14th, February (Booked out) and Wednesday 15th, February.
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At the end of this article I reckon I might be able to answer my own question.
The team and I were talking the other day about how hard it is to get real data that can be used for bench-marking equipment performance. It can be expensive and not always reliable. So I thought I would test the theory that most people have the same problem and most people hold a small piece of data about their own equipment that would help complete the overall puzzle for everyone.
I am often engaged by mining clients to recommend ways to improve profitability.
While there are countless things that you can do, here are my top 5: