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15th Annual Longwall Conference  

15th Annual Longwall Conference

The Industry Meeting Place for the Hunter Valley Longwall Mining Community. Learn From & Network With Mining Companies & Suppliers.

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The 15th annual Longwall Conference took place on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October at the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley.

As the annual meeting point for Australia’s underground coal industry representatives, the Longwall Conference provides a key platform to discuss longwall design and operations and enjoy the opportunity to meet and network.

2016 speakers included:

Mick Buffier, Chairman, World Coal Association
Lucy Flemming, Managing Director/CEO, Coal Services
Mike Carter, General Manager and SSE - NGC, Peabody Energy
Deborah Glass Deborah Glass, Associate Professor, Monash University
Andrew Giles Dr Douglas Carter, R&D Engineer, Nautitech
Dr Jonathon Ralston, Integrated Mining Team Leader, Principal Research Engineer, CSIRO Energy Flagship
Trephon Stambolie Trephon Stambolie, AusIMM(CP), Principal Mining Engineer, Mine Advice
Cindy Liu Cindy Liu, Senior Consultant Metallurgist, Bureau Veritas
Paul Wilson Dr Paul Wilson, Principal Electrical Engineer, Mining3
Bob Trueman Dr Bob Trueman, Principal Mining Engineer, Golder Associates
Mark Dunn Dr Mark Dunn, Principal Research Engineer, CSIRO
Neville Impson, LTCC Manager – NGC, Peabody Energy
Anne Kelly, Health Safety & Environmental Scientist, Simtars
Neville McAlary, Chief Executive Officer, Delta SBD
Jim Richardson, General Manager- Northern Regions, Delta SBD
Jack SteenekampJack Steenekamp, Managing Director, MCS Australia
Carl Arboit Carl Arboit, Chief Technology Officer, Becker Mining Australia
Mark Shepherd Mark Shepherd, Occupational Hygiene and Compliance Manager, Coal Services
Peter Ross Peter Ross, Managing Director, LDO Group
Jordan Taylor Jordan Taylor, Projects Superintendent, Anglo American
Lloyd Hain Lloyd Hain, Research Manager - Coal, AME Group
Lloyd Hain Brook Picken, General Manager, Fuel Plus Technologies Australia

The agenda was specifically researched and designed for longwall operators and covered topics such as:

  • Longwall operations, projects, and innovations
  • Gas mitigation, ventilation and water issues in longwall mining
  • Dust management on LW faces
  • Health and Safety
  • Remote operations, automation and data management
  • Operational challenges and continuous improvement
  • Infrastructure solutions and management
  • Training and best practices
  • Application of new technologies

The forum offers a valuable opportunity to take some time away from the operations to share achievements and views on business requirements and the state of the industry.

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