Komatsu: Transform Mining hackathon wrap-up

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.

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MEC Mining supports Komatsu: Transform Mining hackathon

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:

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Successful Dozer stripping trials completed – Centrex Metals

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.

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Case Study – Iron Ore Mine Optimisation

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.

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MEC’s CEO breakfast tackles diversity and flexibility

Executives from Anglo American, Adani, Queensland Resources Council, Metro Mining and JukesTodd joined an interactive discussion led by MEC’s Maria Joyce at MEC’s first CEO round-table breakfast.

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:

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