Friday, 14 December 2018
Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon

Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon

21/05/2019 - 23/05/2019
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At IMARC 2016 in November we were pleased to welcome Dirk Baas, Senior Advisor, Process Control, PanAust to the Austmine Technology Steam. Dirk discussed how developing interdepartmental communication improved operational performance. He didn’t focus on just one project but explored how a number of successful projects were made more effective through focusing on communication strategies. Data from mining was passed to the processing plant so that they could then review...

Mackay region’s engineering and heavy industrial sector will have the opportunity to present their products and services to Bowen Basin mining houses thanks to a program being offered by two industry groups.

Resource Industry Network and the Moranbah Traders’ Association (MTA) are offering a Promoting Innovative Solutions program to assist local businesses to refine and develop the way they present themselves and their product to the market.

In...

RCT won Innovative Mining Solution of the Year with our ControlMaster® Independent Guidance solution at the 2016 Prospect Mining Awards held in Sydney recently.

The national awards have been running for more than a decade and are one of the most prestigious awards programs for the mining industry in Australia.

“We were absolutely thrilled to have received this award!” said RCT’s Executive Director and CEO Brett...

The audience in Austmine's technology stream at IMARC 2016 were treated to a brilliant presentation from Juan Jeffery, Industry Manager - Mining, Yokogawa on the topic of Modular Procedural Automation (MPA). He spoke about the opportunities that MPA can have throughout the mining value chain, streamlining processes from pit-to-port. 

He began his speech by identifying the challenges that currently exist in the mining sector, with a specific emphasis...

NEPEAN’s phenomenal transformation ahead of seismic shifts in its industries has been recognised, as it was named the winner of the “Private Business Growth & Transformation (Over $100m turnover)” category in the 2016 Financial Review & PwC’s Private Clients Aspire Awards, held in Sydney, November 9.

The Financial Review & PwC’s Private Clients...

BALLARAT, VIC - The Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP announced Gekko Systems as the winner of the Australian Export Awards in the Minerals, Energy and Related Services category.
 
The judges remarked that the commitment of Gekko Systems to export is demonstrable.  “Its marketing is professional and thorough in every respect and its capability to support large projects well...

22 November

Improvements in dividend payments, market capitalisation, cash flow from operations and capital expenditure all point to increasing confidence and the end of the mining industry downturn, according to PwC’s 10th annual analysis of the 50 biggest ASX-listed miners with a market value under $5 billion.

A decade since the first edition of Aussie Mine was published, Aussie Mine 2016: The next...

The final session of day one in Austmine's Technology Theatre saw miners, METS and researchers discuss the need for our sector to embrace partnerships and collaboration. Dr Micahel Tuck, Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, Federation University addressed the question "can industry and academia work together?" 

He spoke about opportunities to partner with research for commercially viable outcomes, citing the drivers of the...

The final session of day one in Austmine's Technology Theatre saw miners, METS and researchers discuss the need for our sector to embrace partnerships and collaboration. Jonathon Law, Director, CSIRO Minerals and Paul Lever, CEO, Mining3 spoke about the new initiative recently launched between CRC Mining and CSIRO - Mining3. 

They began the presentation by speaking about Australia's innovation performance, coming in at a disappointing 72nd in...

The final session of day one in Austmine's Technology Theatre saw miners, METS and researchers discuss the need for our sector to embrace partnerships and collaboration. Matthew Barnett, Professor, Deakin University presented on the topic of "Collaborative Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency". 

Matthew spoke about mineAlloy, an ARC Industry Transformation Training Centre specialising in alloy innovation to improve mining...

The final session of day one in Austmine's Technology Theatre saw miners, METS and researchers discuss the need for our sector to embrace partnerships and collaboration. Justin Strharsky, Director, Unearthed presented on the topic of "Developing Competitive Advantage Through Open Innovation". 

He began by explaining the three main forces that are transforming the traditional nature of business in the mining sector - Tech disruption, the...

The final session on day two of Austmine's Technology stream saw miners and METS discuss Operational Excellence and how the industry can drive productivity across the entire mining value chain. James Stoddart, Principal Mining Engineer, AMC Consultants presented on the topic of "Productivity is a Cultural Mindset: Embedding an Attitude of Productivity into your Organisation". 

James began by summarising the current situation in the...

The final session on day two of Austmine's Technology stream saw miners and METS discuss Operational Excellence and how the industry can drive productivity across the entire mining value chain. The audience were treated to an excellent presentation from Jan Kwak, Managing Director, Hatch where he detailed "Technology and the Value Chain - Where are the Most Impactful Changes to be Made?"

Jan began by presenting the situation that is...

The opening session on Wednesday in Austmine's Technology Theatre took a deep look into integrated mining and how we can improve data and systems inter-connectivity in operations. Danielle Nardini, Project Manager - Systems, Sandvik put together a great presentation on  "Taking the Lid Off’: Providing Visibility and Control to Underground Mining". 

Danielle provided an overview of Optimine, Sandvik's information...

The afternoon session on day one of Austmine's Technology Stream was full of exciting discussions and presentations that focused on "Future Mining: Technology Leading the Way".  Paul Lucey, CEO, Mine Vision Systems presented with Andrew Whibley, Head of Technology and Innovation, Gold Fields as they looked at their experience of journeying into the digital age of mining. 

Paul and Andrew presented the timeline of...

On the 22nd November 2016, PwC released their 10th annual Aussie Mine Report, with the theme this year: “The next act”. With a decade having passed since the release of the first ever Aussie Mine report, Austmine decided to catch up with Chris Dodd, Mining Leader at PwC to get his thoughts on the report, key shifts in the market over the last decade and what he sees 2017 holding for the...

Whittle Consulting broadens its “Integrated Strategic Planning” service offering – education, advice, services, software, implementation support. 

Whether you are trying to raise finance, reduce costs, increase productivity, reduce debt, evaluate technology options, consider acquisitions, prepare for or deal with distressed situations, or evaluate strategic options in general – Whittle’s Integrated Strategic Planning process will give you information,...

The Awards were introduced in 2002 by the Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC - www.alabc.com.au) and the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR - www.dfat.gov.au/coalar/). Since then, the Awards have continued as an annual event, with COALAR as the exclusive sponsor.

The 2016...

Technology allows us to continuously measure things to ever-increasing levels of accuracy, and gather massive amounts of data in real time. But if the data doesn’t support and inform discussions that lead to achieving a good plan are achieved and improvements in what we are doing, then gathering the data becomes an exercise in futility.

Context

Over the last 30 years the data gathered by mining operations has...

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has secured commitments from Adani that the workforce for its Carmichael Coal project will sourced from regional Queensland and it will not use foreign workers on 457 visas.

Speaking from Townsville where she met with Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani today, the Premier said Adani had also committed to establish all its project offices in regional Queensland.

“The coal will be mined in regional Queensland by...

Rapid Growth in Graphite

In recent years many companies have joined the race to develop the next graphite mine. With the rapid development of alternative energy sources for many applications, improved batteries with increased storage capacity have become critical to world growth. As a result the lithium, cadmium, and graphite markets have seen an increase in demand; especially high purity, large sized graphite flakes, which are able to attract a significant premium in the current...

METS Ignited will join peers on the Metalliferous Mining Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to represent both METS and NERA sectors. IRCs drive the process of training package development and are made up of people with experience, skills and knowledge of their particular industry sector. IRCs are responsible for ensuring that training packages meet the needs of employers and they have a direct relationship with the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. IRCs are supported by...

REMSAFE has reached a significant milestone, signing an agreement with FLSmidth to promote sales of the REMSAFE proprietary remote isolation systems to FLSmidth’s Australian client base and for them to become the preferred installer of REMSAFE systems outside of Western Australia.

The collaboration is anticipated to increase the opportunities for the roll-out of remote isolation systems to the mining industry. The systems reduce the time to isolate plant that...

Austmine is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Holzwart as a new Business Facilitator to run Supply Chain Facilitation Services as part of the Entrepreneur’s Programme. His addition to the Austmine team further expands our service offerings for Australian METS around the country.

The Entrepreneurs' Programme is an Australian Government initiative providing support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) that want to improve performance or drive...

Manufacturship's foresight study places business opportunities for METS firms in the context of dramatic changes in late 2016 in the Australian export coal industry which will be played out in 2017.

This report centres around four main themes: 

  1. Coal Market Volatility creates Opportunities and Risks
  2. The convergence of Three Trends is boosting Coal Industry...
Many mining companies want to be able to accurately model leach lag so they can develop truly optimal mine plans for leach operations. We are pleased to let you know that the wait is almost over: this major industry-first innovation will be a part of Minemax Scheduler 6.3, and will soon be available for all maintained users.

Traditional modelling methods in...

NERA invites Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to apply for a $20,000 Innovation Voucher. The funding must be used to deliver an innovative solution to a technical challenge which has limited their customer's ability to optimise their business operations.

All applications to be submitted to projects@nera.org.au  by 3rd March...

DSSA Teams up with MINING TAG Chile

DSSA, a leading Australian manufacturer and global distributor of Digital Switching Solutions for OEM and aftermarket heavy duty vehicles, teams up with MINING TAG Chile. 

Under the current mining environment it comes as no surprise that mining companies alike are turning to innovative companies and their solutions to help solve problems and drive forward safety, productivity and efficiency.

DSSA produce...

Volunteer Mentors Needed

WHAT IS the City East Mentor Program?

The City East Community College is meeting an unmet need that supports the integration of skilled migrants into the workforce and enables them to have career continuity.

Initiatives like ours help qualified, hard-working migrants from diverse and rich cultural backgrounds contribute to Australia economically, politically and socially. Often highly skilled migrant engineers,...

LaserBond has been awarded funding of Wear life extension via surface engineered laser cladding for mining project.

Yesterday, 7 February 2017, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, announced the funding under the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P). This initiative supports short-term industry-led collaborations to solve industry problems and deliver tangible...

Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) and RCT has had a long history of evolving site remote loader capabilities at the Porgera Gold mine in Papua New Guinea over the years. The site’s innovation journey began with RCT’s ControlMaster® Line-of-Sight and has evolved quickly from there.
 

The site’s primary reason for innovating was to ensure operator safety and increase loader availability, productivity and revenue while eliminating the need for potential interaction...

Last week, Austmine hosted a webinar which discussed the must-know information for Australian METS companies seeking to expand their business to the Russian Mining Market. This session covered a range of issues, including key mine sites, major players, the outlook for the sector, opportunities for Australian METS, challenges in the market, exporting advice and more in this one hour session. 

Many Australian METS companies have innovative technologies and solutions but lack the marketing and sales knowledge to win contracts and finalise deals. Austmine recently caught up with Michael Lang, Managing Director of SG Partners to discuss the changes that METS can make to take advantage of the green shoots that are starting to appear in the mining...

Austmine is delighted to announce that in 2017 we will be running the third Innovation Mentoring in METS Program. This program is unique, being the only mentoring program for individuals dedicated exclusively to the METS sector. This third round of the program is once again supported and sponsored by METS Ignited. We are also supported by

Last year we launched our Mining Collaboration Laboratories, or Co-Labs, as we call them. The focus of the Co-Labs has been to foster a strategic conversation about some of the key challenges facing our industry and to drive collaboration between METS, miners and researchers in order to create step change.  

To date, we have held 3 Co-Labs focused on:

Austmine has increased the opportunities for our members to showcase their technology and services with upgrades to our directory platform – OZ METS Hub. The platform was launched in October last year to provide a single stand-alone database of the most innovative Australian METS companies. This came with many new features and has allowed our members to include videos, company brochures and white papers and google map location services, whilst making it simpler for users to navigate...

This article was published by BBS Communications Group, 14/02/2017. 

Australia’s premier conference on mining innovation, Austmine 2017: Mining’s Innovation Imperative, is coming to Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 22-24.

The biennial conference and exhibition will feature more than 50 speakers from across the globe, all...

Advancements in ISA-95

Bill Poole, Director, Enterprise Transformation Partners (ETP)

Adopted worldwide, ISA-95 improvements continue adding value

ANSI/ISA-95, Enterprise-Control System Integration, adopted internationally as IEC 62264, is recognized as the benchmark series of standards worldwide for the integration of enterprise and control systems. Proposed improvements are...

FLSmidth’s Rapid Oxidative Leaching (ROL) technology is facilitating and maximising clean copper production from hard-to-process and arsenic- heavy concentrates. 

Designed to operate at 80oC and normal atmospheric pressure – two characteristics that make it much safer than traditional smelting - the ROL process is both faster and simpler.  It can leach more than...

Vehicle manufacturer Tomcar Australia recently won an AusIndustry Innovation Award, at the same time as Toyota and Holden prepare to close their Australian production facilities.

Tomcar Australia, which makes a range of off-road vehicles and soon the nation’s first production electric car, has been recognised for its foresight, resilience and innovative achievements.

Sponsored by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the...

Rockwell Automation is pleased to announce leadership changes to key sales roles to address new business opportunities and drive the company’s strategic objectives. Jim Burwell has been appointed as state manager for Victoria and Tasmania; Michael Massey as state manager for Western Australia and Kevin Cole as state manager for New South Wales.

“Bringing a diverse range of both global and local experience, these new appointments are all well placed to deliver on...

Etihad Airways - Sale on Now

The world is closer than you think, with more than 100 destinations on sale with Etihad Airways.

With Austmine's Industry Partner Etihad Airways, you can currently receive up to 40% off International flights to a range of locations. This offer finishes on the 1st March, so get in quick! 

Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) and RCT has had a long history of evolving site remote loader capabilities at the Porgera Gold mine in Papua New Guinea over the years. The site’s innovation journey began with RCT’s ControlMaster® Line-of-Sight and has evolved quickly from there.

The site’s primary reason for innovating was to ensure operator safety and increase loader availability, productivity and revenue while eliminating the need for potential interaction...

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