2017 Prospect Awards finalists revealed

The finalists for this month’s 2017 Australian Mining Prospect Awards have been announced.

This year’s ceremony, the 13th year the Awards have been staged, will be held at The Ivy in Sydney on Thursday October 26.

The nominees run the gamut in terms of size and scope, representing a cross-section of leading mining industry talent in areas as diverse as OH&S, environmental management, technology and operations.

Highlights include a tight contest for Coal Mine of the Year between Downer & Stanwell (last year’s winner in this category), Anglo American and Centennial Coal for their Meandu Mine, Moranbah North Mine and Myuna Colliery, respectively, as well as a particularly competitive field for relevant safety, engineering and technology companies in the ‘Excellence in Mine Safety, OH&S’ and ‘Innovative Mining Solution’ categories.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Community Interaction
Morris Corporation – Pre-employment Work Readiness Program
Downer & Stanwell – Meandu Mine
Duratray International – Suspended Dump Body

Contract Miner of the Year (sponsored by Atlas Copco)
NRW Holdings
Mastermyne
BGC Contracting

Contribution to Mining (sponsored by BGC Contracting)
Gina Rinehart, Hancock Prospecting
Steve Durkin, Safescape

Hard Rock Mine of the Year (sponsored by Atlas Copco)
St Barbara Limited – Gwalia Gold Mine
Boral & Metso – Linwood Quarry

Coal Mine of the Year (sponsored by SEW-EURODRIVE)
Downer & Stanwell – Meandu Mine
Anglo American – Moranbah North Mine
Centennial Coal – Myuna Colliery

Excellence in Environmental Management (sponsored by Metso)
COLUMBUS Group – Carob: Renewable Mining Power
Oresome Bauxite Pty Ltd – UBx Project
A Plus Plastics – GEOHEXTM Erosion Control System

Excellence in Mine Safety, OH&S (sponsored by Flexco)
Otraco International Pty Ltd – HSE Reward and Recognition Program
Aglime of Australia – Aglime Induction App
Karara Mining Limited – ERT Capability Improvement
BGC Contracting – “Our Safety Journey” Initiative
YUMARR Automation – JumboGuard
TIKS Safety – TIKS Assure
Safescape – Edge Protector
MineARC Systems – GuardIAN Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics System
LSM Technologies – Fleet Safety Management

Minerals Processing of the Year (sponsored by VEGA Australia)
Schenck Process Australia
Grange Resources & Metso – Savage River Mill Upgrade
COLUMBUS Group – Double Bed Mining System

Innovative Mining Solution (sponsored by Austmine)
Dassault Systèmes – GEOVIA Surpac 6.8
Resolution Systems – MaxMine
Imdex Group Limited – REFLEX IQ-LOGGER
Enerpac – Underground Jacking System
Centennial Coal – Myuna Herringbone System
McLanahan Corporation Pty Ltd – Chain Spooler Arrangement
Schenck Process Australia – ProLift
Flexco – Port Kembla Coal Terminal Wash Box
Nautitech Mining Systems Pty Ltd – NAUTITECH I.S Thermal Camera with Analytics

Platinum sponsor – MMD Australia (sponsor of Australian Mine of the Year)

Tickets for the 2017 Prospect Awards can be purchased here.