Tag: Pilbara

Mining & Resources

Total Geology Method helps to improve efficiency in railway development

In the lead up to the ARA's 4th Annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference and Exhibition, we were joined by Greg O'Rourke, Executive Director - Rail at Engenium, to discuss the past, present and future of the Australian heavy haul rail sector, and the important role that engineering geological techniques play in successful railway development. How…

5 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Australian floating decks launched in the Pilbara

A new Western Australian company has been established to provide highly innovative marine infrastructure and logistics models. Australian Floating Decks founder Captain Paul Toussaint-Jackson has designed and developed the concepts for innovative, rapidly constructed marine infrastructure that provides greatly expanded capacity for a much lower cost than conventional infrastructure. Readily adaptable for coastal or riverine…

3 Jul 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

Reducing project cargo constraints through floating deck transhipment system

The Port of Dampier is the world’s second largest bulk export port and one of Australia’s most remote ports. As trade grows, so does the importance of efficient and competitive supply chains and to deal with this demand, Dampier Port is developing a “world first” port expansion using a floating deck transhipment system (FDTS) and…

13 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Designing solutions to the Pilbara’s logistics constraints

The Port of Dampier is the world's second largest bulk export port and one of Australia’s most remote ports. As trade grows, so does the importance of efficient and competitive supply chains and to deal with this demand, Dampier Port is developing a “world first” port expansion using a floating deck transhipment system (FDTS) and…

12 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Business

Technology

Technology in mining: Only when the financial return is right

Australian mining companies are at the forefront of innovation and seeking new ways to drive cost efficiency in the industry. In the near future, the adoption of mine site automation and remote operations will play an important role to increase productivity, efficiency, safety and reduce operating costs. Anthony Kirke, General Manager of Fortescue’s Solomon Mine…

15 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

PHPA prepares for predicted growth

The Port Hedland Port Authority (PHPA) is of vital strategic importance for iron ore producers in the Pilbara. In the lead up to the Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference, we had the chance to speak to CEO Roger Johnston about the ports expansion plans to accommodate future growth and got an update on…

20 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Neil Biddle

Neil Biddle has been appointed as the Director of Transol in April 2013. Earlier this year, Transol exercised its option to acquire 100 per cent of the Southern Cross Bore Project, including the Johnnies Reward gold-copper project, which is located 75km north-east of Alice Springs. Neil will share the latest updates on the Southern Cross Bore…

11 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Diversification – Key to growing regional cities during mining sector slowdown

The rapid growth of the mining industry in the Pilbara has encouraged the growth of the region. Despite the current slowdown in the mining sector, the Pilbara Development Commission is working closely with the resources industry and encourages different sectors to team up to sustain regional cities and towns, and develop industries further. Dr Ken…

4 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights