Welcome

The mining sector has transitioned from a capital intensive phase to getting the most out of existing operations. With the strong emphasis being placed on optimisation and getting the most out of existing operations, the Mining and Engineering WA 2014 conference will feature how current producing mines in WA are assessing and refining mining processes to reducing operating costs and increase productivity at their mine.

Co-located with the Mining and Engineering WA exhibition which attracted over 2,700 visitors in 2011, the Mining and Engineering is a must-attend event for miners, government executives and mining service providers in WA.

Mining & Engineering Western Australia (M&E WA) 2014 is a mining industry exhibition that focuses on the unique needs, challenges and opportunities facing Western Australia’s mining industry.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

MINE PLANNING AND OPTIMISATION

  • Mine optimisation with a geologically complex high grade massive sulphide orebody
  • Plant process optimisation and integration with mine operations

PRODUCTION PHASE BEST PRACTICE

  • Achieving efficiency in your mine through effective production scheduling
  • Managing risks which impact on business and production
  • Updates and reforms to WA’s approvals system

PRODUCTION SCHEDULING & RISK MINIMISATION

  • Performance evaluation of the stochastic approach to production phase (pushback) design in open pit mining operations
  • Production and operational efficiencies in practice

STREAMLINING OPERATIONS

  • Bringing sites to operational and production success
  • Achieving efficiencies through better alignment of planning processes

MAINTENANCE AND MAXIMISING OUTPUT

  • The role of maintenance reliability and maximising long term production
  • Adopting a cost effective drill and blast strategy

EQUIPMENT ADVANCES AND SELECTION

  • Automation as a driver for increased productivity
  • Managing the selection and costing decisions of major mining equipment

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

  • Productivity vs safety: Achieving the zero harm goal
  • Contractor engagement to drive operational performance

CASE STUDIES FROM:

  • Western Areas
  • Ramelius Resourecs
  • Anglogold Ashanti
  • Atlas Iron
  • Alcoa of Australia
  • Gold Fields Australia