Downer is set to sell its Downer Blasting Services business to Enaex S.A. after signing an agreement with the Chilean company.
BME has developed a detonator system that set the world’s previous record blast in a coal mine in Australia. The company is now introducing complementary technologies that help contribute to a seamless blasting operation.
Minnovare has responded to the problems caused by blast-hole deviation with its Production Optimiser system.
Demand from customers for Dyno Nobel’s electronic blasting technology is boosting manufacturing in regional Queensland, with the company’s Helidon plant increasing production.
The finalists of the 17th Endeavour Awards have been announced despite the challenges that the manufacturing sector faces.
Dyno Nobel’s latest initiation technology, EZshot LP for underground perimeter blasting, continues its strong uptake by mining customers across Australia.
By recently extending the world record for the most electronic detonators in a single blast, BME has set a new mark in Australia.
GroundProbe has released MonitorIQ, a platform that consolidates all monitoring data, removing the need to switch between multiple platforms.
Long-serving Ausdrill managing director Ron Sayers is to retire from the company in 2019.
NRW subsidiary Action Drill & Blast has won a contract for services at the Middlemount coal mine.
Orica has won its long running battle with Dyno Nobel over patented shotfiring techniques.
The NSW Department of Planning & Environment has issued a penalty notice to Rio Tinto’s Hunter Valley Operations for exceeding noise levels during blasting.
Hexagon Mining has unveiled Version 2 of HxM Blast, with engineered blast designs that aim to bring precision and dependability to improve the entire blasting process.
Wambo Coal has pled guilty in the Land & Environment Court over issues relating to its blasts in May.
Orica has carried out a shakeup of the business, dramatically realigning its business model.
Jolimont Global Mining Systems and joint venture partner Resource Capital Funds have acquired a majority stake in mining technology firm Blast Movement Technologies.
Orica has announced a reduction in production and jobs at its Gladstone Yarwun site.
Dyno Nobel has reportedly set a new world record for through seam blasting.
Orica has won a contractor to provide a variety of drilling, blasting, and supply services for PhosAgro’s Apatit operation in Russia.
New explosives technology is creating zero fume blasting.