New Sandvik high productivity facility

Guests, including Orange City Council general Manager Gary Styles (right), at the opening of Sandvik’s Orange High Productivity Centre.SANDVIK has opened a major new repair, rebuild and support centre at Orange in New South Wales designed to deliver industry-leading levels of service, as well as environmental, health and safety performance to mining operations throughout the state’s Central West. The new Orange High Productivity Centre incorporates a high-tech repair and rebuild facility, including a paint booth, along with a large warehouse operation.

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Crossing mining’s cultural divide

The upgraded and modernized processing facilities at Carmen Copper’s Toledo mine.ADAPTING to cultural differences to help enhance foreign mining operations in remote locations has become increasingly common for Australian engineering consultants like pitt&sherry. Australian mining services companies are swarming to developing countries as locally based firms seek a high level of technical expertise to help lower operating costs and improve productivity.

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Grove cranes lift Heidaigou production

MANITOWOC’S Grove brand cranes have been partnering China’s largest open-pit coal mine, Heidaigou, since it opened in 1991. Over the course of that partnership the company has supplied a range of cranes to help the mine operate to optimal production. The first cranes Grove supplied are still at work at the facility, while the latest two arrived last year - a 60-tonne RT765E-2 and a range-topping 135-tonne RT9150E, both from the rough-terrain crane line.

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Duratray exports to New Caledonia

DURATRAY celebrated the export of a new fleet of its innovative Suspended Dump Bodies to a mining operation in New Caledonia by way of a special ceremony recently at the Port of Melbourne. Victoria’s Minister for Ports, Major Projects and Manufacturing David Hodgett congratulated Duratray during the event on March 20.

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