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Greg Baumgart (left, Boral Australia) is the winner of the CCAA Health & Safety Innovation Award, presented by Chris Whiting MP (centre) with Peter Ambrose (Holcim Australia).

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Holcim, Boral Shine at Gala Awards Ceremony

Holcim Australia has bagged two of the three 2018 Queensland CCAA Innovation Awards to celebrate outstanding achievements across the construction materials industry. Read more »

Case Studies
The Digital Quarry: An integrated technical approach

Is a 20 per cent overall productivity improvement possible in a quarry, and if so how could it be brought about? Steve Franklin outlines how a Queensland quarry operation successfully implemented a series of technological advances that dramatically raised its productivity. Read more »

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Latest washing advances launched at Hillhead

Terex Washing Systems (TWS) used the recent Hillhead outdoor quarry exhibition in Buxton, UK, to showcase two new products: the AggWash 300, a screening, scrubbing, sizing and sand recovery system for recyclable aggregates, all on one modular chassis; and AquaClear, Terex’s first water management treatment system. Read more »

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Heavy equipment hire helps avoid capital risk, project delays

With demand for specialist machines outstripping supply globally, and with construction materials at a premium locally, quarries are feeling the “pinch” of the infrastructure boom. As Delta Rent’s Richard Khan explains, plant and equipment rental could be part of the solution to this “squeeze”. Read more »

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Equipment hire: Extracting long-term benefits from short-term solutions

As the extractive industry grapples with the dual challenges of meeting construction materials demand and maintaining modern fleets of plant and equipment, Damian Christie speaks with four industry suppliers about the merits of plant hire. Read more »

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How 'resetting' worker mindsets clinched safety prize

A Western Australian site has taken safety to a new level through an innovative, inexpensive program that earned it one of the IQA’s highest honours. Keith Noyahr spoke to Boral’s Andrew Hales about Orange Grove Quarry’s RESET program. Read more »

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Producer hails new era in recycling of glass fines

Alex Fraser Group, one of the largest recycled aggregates producers in Australia, has announced it is taking its glass recycling one step further by building an improved processing plant at its Laverton facility. Adam Somerscales discusses the company’s plans and vision. Read more »

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Tramp metal removal system cleans up dolomite reserves

Heavy-duty metal detectors and a suspended electromagnet, used to clean up aggregates, have been instrumental in removing ferrous and non-ferrous tramp metals from one of the world’s largest dolomite operations. Read more »
The processing plant for clayey shell limestone at the Mönsheim quarry.

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Twin-shaft mixer increases yield by 25 per cent

Raw materials from a quarry that were previously sent to landfill are now being sold after a twin-shaft mixer was employed to add quicklime to clay-contaminated pre-screened material. This ‘dry process’ has made it possible to completely separate the clay from the rock for processing. Read more »
The fixed plant arrangement at Blackhead Quarry, on the seaward side of Green Island, near Dunedin.

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Blackhead Quarries: Improving plant flexibility, energy, efficiency and safety

A Kiwi extractive operator has, in collaboration with a multinational supplier and its distributor, upgraded mobile and fixed plant across its operations. Personnel at Blackhead Quarries explain why local expertise and supplies are critical to maintaining continuous production. Read more »

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Crushing circuit benefits from early contractor involvement

Boral has taken a major step towards being able to mine “anywhere and any time” at its Deer Park Quarry in Melbourne, thanks to the installation of an innovative and modern processing plant. Read more »
A bird’s eye view of Boral Dunmore Quarry.

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The new technology suite that saves time in a booming market

For large quarrying operations, consistent quality blast outcomes save time and money. James Dampney outlines how blasting solutions provider Orica has helped Boral Dunmore achieve blasting improvements through integration of its Blast IQ suite of technologies. Read more »


 

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