GHD highlights smart solutions for the mining sector

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13 June 2017

Dave Clark, GHD’s Mining Leader, Australia and Market Development Leader, GHD Advisory, recently presented at the Austmine 2017 Conference in Perth, one of Australia’s leading mining events.

Dave delivered a presentation titled “Driving productivity through effective application of smart solutions”. He discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the mining sector, highlighted successful case studies including tailings and power projects undertaken by GHD and offered thought provoking insights into future directions and collaborative opportunities in the industry.

“Effective investment in both new and existing technologies will help mines achieve further productivity improvements. One opportunity for significant returns is to pursue efficiency gains in key non-process mine infrastructure, such as power generation and transmission,” Dave says. “It is critical that this is undertaken with a focus on risk and safety management.”

Around 850 conference delegates and industry leaders from mining companies, equipment, technology and services companies, government and research organisations attended the two-day event. An impressive line-up of international and national speakers helped to create a highly acclaimed program.

GHD’s focus on innovation aligned strongly with the conference theme of “Mining’s Innovation Imperative”, with some great sessions on the future of mining, connected mines, digital tools and disruption. GHD and GHD Advisory jointly supported the event and were represented by Craig Walkemeyer, Mark Read and Rohan Watts.

Craig Walkemeyer, GHD’s Australian Market Leader – Energy & Resources, comments, “Mining companies had to reinvent themselves in the challenging market conditions of the past few years. As the imperative has moved from growth to operational excellence, GHD is delivering innovative solutions to help mining clients drive essential improvements in asset productivity and lock in lower costs.”

Mark Read, Group Executive Manager, GHD Advisory says, “Having been named best consultant to the mining industry in the prestigious Beaton Client Choice Awards, this conference was a great opportunity to expand our networks, which will deliver valuable outcomes into the future, National and international industry leaders gave us valuable insight into the challenges and exciting opportunities to drive change and create value for our clients.”

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