Xstrata Technology was recently awarded the 2008 Australian Export Award in the Large Services category.
The awards were announced at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and were attended by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and other federal and state ministers.
Xstrata’s award was presented by the Federal Minister for Trade, Simon Crean.
“We are honoured that this award recognises our commitment to provide high quality technology and services to minerals processing operations around the world,” Xstrata chief executive Joe Pease said.
“I would like to thank the engineers and operators at Xstrata’s operations in Mount Isa and Townsville who weren’t satisfied with existing technology, and so developed new technologies to improve energy-efficiency and reduce emissions.”
According to Pease, strong support from the Xstrata group was vital in winning the award.
“Xstrata PLC has always supported the commercialisation of our improvements in environmental and energy efficiency and to market these new technologies to the broader industry.” he said.