Stacked up: How Nepean is building a conveyor revolution

Nepean Conveyors is planning to change the game for materials handling in 2019 by introducing its agile relocatable conveyor system. NSW general manager Bill Munday tells Ewen Hosie about the system during a site visit. Overland conveyors are a vital piece of mining equipment, but they are not known for their mobility. Once in place, sites generally expect conveyors to remain put for several years. Privately owned original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Nepean Conveyors plans to disrupt this tradition with its latest project, a relocatable conveyor designed for ease of transportation,…

Fitzroy Australia avoids a culture clash at Ironbark No. 1

Overcoming skills shortages demands a unique approach in Australian mining at the moment. Not only are shortages increasing throughout the country, but they also threaten to derail the ambitions of mining companies focused on expansion in a growing marketplace. They even pose a risk to companies that want to create a certain culture that drives a consistent level of performance across multiple operations. Coal miner Fitzroy Australia Resources has set out to lower the impact of these concerns at its Bowen Basin operations in Queensland by introducing an innovative approach…

Special Treatment For Northern Star’s Bill Beament?

Special Treatment For Northern Star's Bill Beament?

Looking back to 2017 where Northern Star Resources appointed Bill Beament from Chief Executive to Executive Chairman, eyebrows were raised. Particularly from proxy advisers who believe Executive Chairpeople should be independent of management and have not held an executive role in the company. Well, this was not the case for Mr Beament who appeared to have slipped into the Executive Chairman’s shoes with relative ease. Unfair? Unjust? Or just plain brash from Bill Beament. As an industry “expert”, Bill Beament ought to know better. Going ahead nonetheless Mineral Resources drew…