15 Jun 2018


The Queensland Mining Awards have revealed the 2018 cohort of finalists today, with winners announced in six weeks’ time at the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition in Mackay. The finalists range from small, locally owned companies like Mackay-based QCCS and HMA Wear Solutions, to mid-size companies like Coxons Group Australia, large contractors like Downer, McLanahan and Wolff Mining, and producers Rio Tinto, Anglo American and New Hope Group. Finalist entries had a focus on productivity increase in common, impressing the judges with their contribution to the industry and outcomes that could be effectively replicated for success.

The peer-judging panel included open cut, underground and minerals industry leaders across operations, management, procurement and logistics, such as:
• Peter Kane – Chief Operating Officer, QCoal Group
• Dan Kadziela – Head of Business Development, Minerals Australia, BHP
• Ian Rees – Chief Advisor Integrated Planning, Rio Tinto Aluminium
• Michael Jones – Production Manager, Jellinbah Resources
• Margaret Davies – former Supply Chain Manager, Anglo American
• Suzanne Mitchell – Regional Practice Manager, EconomX

With a record number of entries this year, Bowen Basin Mining Club Director Jodie Currie says the calibre of submission was exceptionally high in a clear show of industry recovery. “It’s fantastic to be celebrating our industry with such a strong show of innovation, collaboration and productivity targets. Thanks to our co-hosts, the Queensland Resources Council, the new Collaboration and Safety categories included a brilliant number of entries from industry producers, highlighting important initiatives,” said Ms Currie. Finalists will also be represented during QME at the Queensland Mining Awards stand, B212 in the main pavilion. Keynote speakers for the Gala Presentation Dinner were announced last week, with Mr Rag Udd of BHP and Mr Ian Macfarlane of the Queensland Resources Council giving industry addresses.

Tickets are selling fast for the Gala Presentation Dinner, sponsored by Stanwell Energy, which will be held Wednesday 25 July in Mackay. Limited tickets are still available at $175 per person or $1700 for a table of 10 from www.bbminingclub.com/awards.

For additional information, contact: Jodie Currie Director, Bowen Basin Mining Club M: 0412 998 501 E: [email protected] T: Follow us @bbmining



Greyhound Australia Cost Saving Initiative Award

Quarry Mining - Underground Roof Support Drilling Methodologies
Coxons Group Australia - Nosecone Module Exchange for 797F Overhauls
Onsite Rental Group - Onsite Connect - Smarter Rental Equipment Control

Economx Time Saving Initiative Award

McLanahan - Lake Vermont Feeder Breaker Project
Downer Blasting Services - DBS Speedloader
QCCS - Concrete Remediation - Ship Loading Berth

JCB CEA Project Innovation Award

Createnergy Oil Box - Waste Oil Management
Puma Energy - Pumamax Next Gen Diesel
Mine Energy Solutions - Dual Fuel (HDCNG) Durability Trial

Hastings Deering Community/Staff Engagement or EEO Award

New Hope Group - LifeFlight Partnership
Rio Tinto - Amrun Project - Sustaining Indigenous Employment
Clermont Coal Operations - ACDF Conservation and Land Management Course

QME Best Product Launch Award

CST IoT Virtual Weigh Frame - IntelliRoll
HMA Wear Solutions SiTech Technology - Cyclone Shrouds
Wolff Mining - Semi-Autonomous Dozers

McLanahan Safety Award

JESI - JESI Journey Management Software
Greyhound Australia - Safer Transport Solution: TECHBUS
Hastings Deering - No Harm Fatigue Technology Solutions

METS Ignited Collaboration Award

Unearthed/Origin Energy/Advance Queensland - Unearthed Accelarator
Anglo American/Nome Services - Real Time Tailgate Monitoring
Anglo American/Jenmar - Goliath Cable Bolt System
Rio Tinto/Bechtel/Jacobs/McConnell Dowell - Amrun Project - Chith Export Facility

Category winners and the 2018 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year will be announced on July 25 2018.