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Longwall 2018

THE Meeting Place for Australia’s Longwall Mining Operators

31 Oct – 01 Nov 2018 | Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley

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overview

Embracing Automation, Innovation & Safety

In 2017 we focused on the ‘grass roots’ of our industry – celebrating achievements and productivity. Building on this, and on the back of green shoots seen across the international coal markets, we are looking to the future once more.

Longwall 2018 will be Embracing Automation, Innovation & Safety; bringing together everyone from graduate engineers, to operators, industry stalwarts and leading innovators to share their ideas, challenges, wisdom and successes. With a focus on case studies and operator stories, no matter how big or small your operation is, Longwall 2018 will be the industry gathering for shared learning across the underground coal mining sector.

2018 Key Themes

  • Automation – Case studies on implementation, lessons learned and remote operations
  • Maintenance – New developments and improvements in predictive maintenance
  • Fatigue Management – New techniques to maximise productivity and safety
  • Education & Training – From recruitment to staff redevelopment
  • The Dust Conversation – The latest updates on this ever-present issue
  • Future Tech – What’s in the R&D pipeline and what we can expect from future systems
  • Hearts & Minds – Culture as a barrier to change and the biggest hurdle for automation
  • Operator Insights – How your peers are innovating and maximising both safety and productivity

 

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agenda

8:00 am

Morning Coffee & Registration

8:50 am

Opening remarks from the chair

9:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Illawarra Coal

Jason Economidis, Vice President Operations, South32 Illawarra Coal

9:30 am

Global Coal Market Outlook

Alex Tonks, Head of Australia, Consulting, CRU

10:00 am

How innovation is changing the face of the longwall mine and the road to autonomy. Longwall personal proximity detection, remote operating and shearer automation, improving productivity and creating a safer longwall mine

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

An in depth look at longwall ventilation practice, Oaky North’s new industry leading ventilation system, its installation, and lessons learnt

11:30 am

Lessons learnt from the purchasing of North Goonyella’s new longwall system, its advanced automation features, and its planned implementation

12:00 pm

Safer and More Productive Mines

  • The Longwall Mine Pipeline in NSW & QLDThe Longwall Mine Pipeline in NSW & QLD
  • Innovation and Future Longwall Systems
  • Automation towards Remote Operations
  • Can we Improve Panel Development Rates?

What can we learn from Complex Defence Systems

  • Configuration Management and System CapabilityConfiguration Management and System Capability
  • Predictive Maintenance and Smart Capability Sustainment

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

1:40 pm

Through interactive roundtable discussion, we will examine automation at the coalface – what our common misconceptions are, and how it will change the way we work in years to come. Following on from the technical, we take a look at the cultural – examining the new opportunities that come with new technology, how some things will never change, and how machines are only as good as the operators behind them.

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

CASE STUDY | Longwall Mine

4:00 pm

A follow up to last year’s interactive roundtable discussion on dust, we revisit some of the key issues and outcomes, take a look at what future regulation may achieve, and discuss how we can fast-track change

4:30 pm

Overcoming Barriers to Fully Automated Longwall Faces – From the Boardroom to the Tailgate.

Steve Wilson, SBW Mining

5:00 pm

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE | Nautitech

Murray Bell, Business Development & Engineering Manager, Nautitech Mining Systems

5:20 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:25 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference Day One and Networking Drinks

6:15 pm

Networking Drinks Conclude and Buses Depart

6:30 pm

Conference Dinner

8:30 am

Breakfast & Registration

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

CASE STUDY | Fitzroy Resources

Richard Livingstone-Blevins, Chief Operating Officer, Fitzroy Resources

9:30 am

Demand for positions, outlook for salaries, and how skills shortage 2.0 affects you

10:00 am

The Future of Underground Automation

Dr Jonathon Ralston, Integrated Mining Team Leader, CSIRO Energy

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

CASE STUDY | Automation Learnings from Dendrobium

Michael Goodfellow, Longwall Automation Production A&I, South32 Illawarra Coal

Simon Thomas, Longwall Superintendent, South32 Illawarra Coal

11:30 am

CASE STUDY | Oaky North Automation

Lauris Hemmings, Technology Superintendent – Oaky North, Glencore

Matt Way, Production Manager - Oaky North, Glencore Coal Queensland

12:00 pm

Building on previous sessions and our interactive workshop, we look at what’s on the horizon for longwall mining technology, the impact at the coalface, and what we can expect a longwall mine and its workforce to look like in the next 5-10 years

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

An examination of the importance of sleep, latest techniques and strategies in fatigue management, the role it plays in underground mining and how best practice can keep your team safe

2:00 pm

Automated Shields & Strata – What we know on their interaction and what it means at the coalface

2:30 pm

Optimisation through Predictive Maintenance

3:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:10 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2895+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Conference Dinner (31/10/2018) $150+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1495+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Conference Dinner (31/10/2018) $150+GST
  • Early bird rate expires 01 Sep 2018
  • Special Longwall operator rate available only for representatives from mining companies from their underground operations (this does not include contractors or suppliers)

speakers

Jason Economidis

Vice President Operations, South32 Illawarra Coal

Richard Livingstone-Blevins

Chief Operating Officer, Fitzroy Resources

Lee Davis

Global Director, Controls and Automation, Komatsu Mining

Hugh Paul

Director – Underground Projects, Peabody Energy Australia

Matt Way

Production Manager - Oaky North, Glencore Coal Queensland

Mac Powolny

General Manager, Nautitech Mining Systems

Alex Tonks

Head of Australia, Consulting, CRU

Simon Thomas

Longwall Superintendent, South32 Illawarra Coal

David Sykes

General Manager, Growth and Strategy, Mastermyne

Dr Jonathon Ralston

Integrated Mining Team Leader, CSIRO Energy

John Philips

Ventilation Specialist - Oaky North, Glencore Coal Queensland

Michael Goodfellow

Longwall Automation Production A&I, South32 Illawarra Coal

Lauris Hemmings

Technology Superintendent – Oaky North, Glencore

Murray Bell

Business Development & Engineering Manager, Nautitech Mining Systems

Bede Boyle

Director, Coal Ventures Ltd

Greg Mattila

Director, Mattila Pty Ltd

Jason Gough

Production Manager C & A, Longwall Product Management, Komatsu Mining

Steve Wilson

SBW Mining

Michael Minns

Founder and Principal, Michael Minns Human Resources

Associate Professor Clare Anderson

Alertness CRC

when & where

31 Oct - 01 Nov 2018

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured a number of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for the nights of the 30 October – 1 November inclusive.

To book this rate online, click here or call the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in house reservations team direct on (02) 4991 0970 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) and quote ‘Longwall Conference’ to make your reservation.

Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until Friday 5th October 2018, unless sold out prior.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
430 Wine Country Dr
Lovedale NSW 2325
Tel: (02) 4991 0000

contact

Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Research Manager
02 9080 4477
nicholas.mayfield@informa.com

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
02 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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