Tag: mining industry

Occupational Health & Safety

Visit Australia’s Centre of Dust Research Excellence

Re-blog via  Australian Bulk Handling Review May/June 2016 Thirty minutes’ drive west of Brisbane’s CBD, the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station (Simtars) at Redbank is home to world-class facilities that contribute towards preventing disasters, fatalities, lost-time injuries and occupational disease in industry. Established 30 years ago as a business unit of Queensland’s…

12 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Tough mining industry could prompt shifts in strategy

The tough global mining industry is causing operators around the world to review and adjust their expectations, according to this year's 'Mine report' from consulting firm PwC. The 2014 Mine report reveals that the biggest mining companies from around the world collectively struggled last year, and in fact, 2013 was one of the worst years…

10 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

How robotic trucks are assisting mining in the Pilbara

As the driving force of Australia's mining industry, it is essential that those involved with mining in the Pilbara have access to the newest technology and tools. If the latest machines to arrive in the Western Australian hub are anything to go by, the Pilbara is well on track to continue leading the sector. Mining…

26 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Australian mining productivity key to success

Australia's productivity problem is causing the country's miners to lose ground to international competitors, Deloitte has argued. In the organisation's Tracking the Trends 2014 report, several areas of improvement for Australian companies were highlighted. According to Deloitte, the cost of building new iron ore capacity jumped from $100 per tonne in 2007 to $195 per…

5 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

How can SA benefit from new developments in the resource sector?

In the lead up to our 7th Annual Mining South Australia Conference, we will be showcasing 3 editions of interviews with the event’s key supporter organisations: Civil Contractors Federation SA, Whyalla Chamber of Commerce & Industry, South Australia Freight Council, Port Pirie Regional Council & Whyalla City Council. In this third and last edition, we asked…

20 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources


Technologies driving change in mining

A recent report from the McKinsey Global Institute identified 12 technologies that could pilot economic changes and disruptions in the near future. The chart below show the estimated potential economic impact of technologies across sized applications in 2025. Though these technologies do not have a direct impact on mining, they play a role in mining’s…

8 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights