Mining Research and Development Centre Opens

Mining Research and Development Centre Opens

A new facility has been opened at the Australian Minerals Research Centre (AMRC) in Perth to study specific innovation needs for mineral and metal processing and production, to help reduce energy consumption and reuse water at mines in Australia and around the world.

Scientists from the world`s leading chemical company BASF aim to help mining operations to minimise water consumption, maximise recovery, reduce land areas used for tailings disposal and minimise the cost and time taken to rehabilitate mining sites.

‘Mining relies on innovation to improve productivity’ – Minister

Martin Ferguson, Minister for Resources and Energy, said at the official opening that Australian mining relies on technological innovation to drive improved productivity. The new research will therefore contribute to the global competitiveness of the Australian mining industry.

The AMRC site is part of the CSIRO, Australia`s national science agency, one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

 

Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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