Finalists revealed for 2018 Prospect Awards

Australian Mining has released the list of finalists for the 2018 Prospect Awards, representing a variety of individuals and companies, from small startups to major mining companies.

Celebrating its 15th year, the Prospect Awards will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on October 18.

The annual event of the Australian mining industry’s best and brightest continues its tradition of strong industry support this year with sponsorship from leading mining sector companies.

There are 13 award categories taking in everything from hard rock, coal and contract miners, to mine management, health and safety, minerals processing, innovation and more.

In keeping with Prospect Awards tradition, two of the 13 award categories follow special rules.

The recipient of the Liebherr-sponsored Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced on the night and the Australian Mine of the Year Award will be chosen from the winners of the Hard Rock Mine of the Year and Coal Mine of the Year categories.

Here are the nominees for each category:

Safety Advocacy Award (sponsored by SICK)
Anthony Edgecumbe, health safety environment training (HSET) supervisor/HSET superintendent (BGC Contracting)
Josh Bryant, general manager – people and risk (Mitchell Services Limited)
Stuart Stevenson, SHET coordinator (Global Advanced Metals)

Community Interaction Award (sponsored by Safe to Work)

High Grade Mechanical
Mount Pleasant Operation (MACH Energy Australia)
FIFO Development (THE resources HUB and FIFO Focus)
Ausenco Foundation (Ausenco)
LifeFlight (New Hope Group)
Roy Hill Community Foundation (Roy Hill)

Contribution to Mining (Sponsored by BGC Contracting)

Leonard Rowe, director – business development Asia Pacific (AME Research)
Gareth Moody, director (Enerflow Mining Services)
Shane McDowall, maintenance & engineering manager (Anglo Coal – Moranbah North Management Pty Ltd)
Paul Higgins, chief executive officer (DINGO)
Maria Joyce, general manager (MEC Mining)

Contract Miner of the Year (sponsored by Epiroc)
Wolff Mining
Macmahon Holdings
PYBAR Mining Services

Hard Rock Mine of the Year (sponsored by Epiroc)
Kanowna Belle (Northern Star)
Roy Hill (Roy Hill)
Duketon (Regis Resources)
Fosterville (Kirkland Lake Gold)

Coal Mine of the Year (sponsored by SEW Eurodrive)
Sojitz Minerva (Sojitz Coal)
Moranbah North (Anglo Coal – Moranbah North Management)
Saraji (BMA)

Excellence in Environmental Management (sponsored by METSO)
CDE Meta
Rio Tinto
Roy Hill

Excellence in Mine Safety, OH&S (sponsored by FLEXCO)
Forklift Halo Lights (Anglo Coal – Moranbah North Management Pty Ltd)
TRISAFE (BCG Contracting)
REDLINE Underground Conveyor System (Conveyor Manufacturers Australia)
Crusher Miantenance (Glencore – Ravensworth CHPP)
Operation Homestretch (Mitchell Services Ltd)
Critical Life Saving Rules (Roy Hill)

Mine Manager of the Year (sponsored by CRC Industries)
Tony Hinkley, general manager operations – Duketon (Regis Resources)
Elsabe Muller, general manager – Jimblebar (BHP)
Melanie McCarthy, general manager – Costerfield (Mandalay Resources)
Ion Honn, general manager – Fosterville (Kirkland Lake Gold)

Minerals Processing of the Year (sponsored by Rockwell Automation)
New Acland Coal (New Hope Group)
Ravensworth CHPP (Glencore)
Moranbah North CHPP (Anglo Coal – Moranbah North Management Pty Ltd)

Innovative Mining Solution (sponsored by Austmine)
Deepcore Sound Enclosure (Deepcore Drilling)
Production Optimiser (Minnovare)
Automated Drone Platform (Airobotics)
Containerveyor (Conveyor Manufacturers Australia)
“From Pit to Port” software solution (AVEVA/Roy Hill)
Temporary Bin Access System (New Hope Group)
SiriUS Cap Lamp (MineARC Systems)
Blast Movement Monitoring System (Blast Movement Technologies)

Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Liebherr)
To be announced on the night

Australian Mine of the Year (sponsored by Australian Mining)
Kanowna Belle (Northern Star)
Roy Hill (Roy Hill)
Duketon (Regis Resources)
Fosterville (Kirkland Lake Gold)
Sojitz Minerva (Sojitz Coal)
Moranbah North (Anglo Coal – Moranbah North Management Pty Ltd)
Saraji (BMA)