Jun 16, 2016

Cream of mining contractor crop in awards countdown

Cream of mining contractor crop in awards countdown

The finalists for the 2016 Queensland Mining Contractor Awards have been announced as organisers gear up for the presentations in Mackay next month.

Category finalists include small local businesses, large civil contractors and new and established mining industry businesses.

Awards founder Jodie Currie – the director of Bowen Basin Mining Club – said the high quality of entries this year was extremely impressive, reflecting the position of the industry two years on from the inaugural awards.

“Entries were also extremely diverse – from re-engineering components that haven’t changed in decades, to taking existing processes and delivering them with new technology or breaking new ground with application of equipment or technology from another industry,” Ms Currie said.

“The common thread was certainly innovation in all shapes – companies realising that ‘the way we’ve always done it’ is able to be consistently challenged.”

The judging panel was comprised of industry experts including Margaret Davies, former Supply Chain Manager for Anglo American, Lucas Dow, former BMA Asset President, Michael Jones, Jellinbah Mine Production Manager and Michelle Zaunbrecher, Vice President of HSE for Arrow Energy.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday, July 27, during the 2016 QME exhibition in Mackay.

The 2016 QMCA finalists are:

Greyhound Australia Time Saving Category

BMD Constructions – Bingegang pipeline realignment

MDMJV – civil underground project

SMW Group – revolutionising fabrication with robotics

Peabody Energy Cost Saving Category

2MT Mining Products – dragline spreader bar

C&C Civil & Mining Construction – fibre reinforced shotcrete

COR Cooling – 793D core re-design and replacement

Fuel Plus Technologies – fuel burn reduction

TEAM Engineering – Grosvenor stacker and reclaimer transport

JCB CEA Innovation Category

2MT Mining Products – dragline spreader bar

Global Tech Group – portable vehicle training system

SMW Group – revolutionising fabrication with robotics

TEAM Engineering – Grosvenor portal frame lift

SMW Group Staff or Community Engagement Category

Hornery Group – 4U2 family concert

HSE Mining – mining safety initiative

Morris Corporation – Collinsville village community engagement

Murphy Pipe & Civil – FIFO crew mental health & wellbeing app

QME Best Product Launch Category

Auxilium – light tower refurbishment

Consolidated Plastics & Epoxy – ‘Dragola’ dragline roller assembly

Hella – ZeroGlare, improving operator safety

NSK Australia – sealed spherical roller bearings

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