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Mineral Technologies Supports Solid Bowl Centrifuges Installation and Commissioning at Kestrel Coal Resources

When Covid-19 restrictions impacted Downer Engineers’ travel from the Hexham office, Mineral Technologies Engineering and Met Services department personnel were called on to assist.

New Innovation - Mobile Mining Unit

Releasing the new Mobile Mining Unit (MMU). A high-performance solution designed by Mineral Technologies for mining sites where traditional dredging is not an option, or not cost effective.

Austrade Mineral Technologies Case Study

Pleased to feature in a new case study from Austrade featuring Mineral Technologies operations in India.

Supporting WIM Resource’s Avonbank pilot plant

The Mineral Technologies team has been assisting WIM Resource to complete the Avonbank mineral sands pilot plant test work in Dooen, Australia.

Mineral Technologies announces agency agreement with Mill-Ore

Mineral Technologies has appointed Mill-Ore as its agent for eastern Canada.

UMCC commissions MD spirals at Irshansk mineral sands plant in Ukraine

Mineral Technologies is pleased to report that one of our Ukrainian customers, United Mining and Chemical Company (UMCC), has recently commissioned eight banks of our MD Spiral Separators (models MG6.3 and HG10i) as part of the refurbishment of their Irshansk mineral sands operation.

Griffith University Women in Engineering Students visit Mineral Technologies

Encouraging women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Downer’s mineral processing business, Mineral Technologies welcomed students from Griffith University’s Women in Engineering group to the Australian head office at Carrara in September.

Exhibiting MT’s solutions worldwide… next stop Exposibram, Brasil

This year is shaping to be another busy one for Mineral Technologies as its global teams demonstrate the latest mineral processing solutions at major exhibitions and conferences worldwide.

MT’s South African operation sets new records

The South African operation of Downer’s Mineral Technologies business achieved major milestones in safety, delivery and revenue recently.

Workplace flexibility – a key advantage at Mineral Technologies

As part of the Downer group, Mineral Technologies brings together teams of great people to deliver excellent work for customers.

Alex de Andrade, Global Manager, Sales, Equipment and Technology, says that a key component in forming great teams is nurturing people both personally and professionally through skills development, competitive benefits, career pathways and fostering a proudly diverse workforce.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Mineral Technologies

Proudly celebrating NAIDOC Week, Mineral Technologies hosted a Welcome to Country and raised the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at its head office in Carrara, Queensland.

Downer, UTS Rapido and IMCRC celebrate first-year of research alliance

Downer’s Mineral Technologies business and research alliance partners, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) recently celebrated its first year researching solutions that will revolutionise the way mining products are manufactured by using additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it’s more commonly known.

Bring Your Dog To Work Day 2019

Celebrating the companionship we share with pets, the Mineral Technologies team at the head office in Carrara, Australia participated in ‘bring your dog to work day’ on 21st June 2019.

Mineral Technologies establishes world-class stores facility at Carrara

Improving service to our customers and supporting growth targets, Mineral Technologies has established a world-class stores facility at Carrara which houses all inventory and spare parts, allowing them to be picked and distributed within a LEAN operating environment.

Iron Ore Processing - Technology Briefings – Perth, WA

With a focus on helping Iron Ore customers improve product grade and yield and decrease costs, our technology solutions are delivering competitive advantages for projects worldwide.

Future proofing industrial minerals through truckless mining

At an unprecedented speed, organisations are being disrupted and displaced by technology that will continue to revolutionise the workplace over the next 20 years and beyond.

Collaborating to deliver PFS for Base Resources

We are proud to have collaborated with Lycopodium, IHG Robbins, Aurecon and PRDW to deliver the PFS for Base Resources’ Toliara Project in Madagascar.

Mineral Technologies and Roy Hill awarded innovation funding

Today, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, announced the recipients of the Government’s METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds, confirming Mineral Technologies innovative automation project with Roy Hill will receive $1 million, matching funds contributed by Roy Hill.

Mineral Technologies and Roy Hill’s project is focused on automating the gravity separation spiral process used in Roy Hill’s iron ore beneficiation plant in Western Australia to optimise the concentration of lower grade ore into higher value ore for export.

Announced at Mineral Technologies on the Gold Coast, the partners were among eight mining supply businesses awarded $4.1 million in Government innovation funding.

Downer’s General Manager Process and Engineering, Jess Maddren, said Mineral Technologies was proud to be awarded funding with Roy Hill to deliver the important project and to welcome the Minister to its Carrara head office.

“The project funding along with Roy Hill’s contribution is a significant investment and will ensure that Mineral Technologies can resource the automation project. It was a privilege to host the METS Ignited announcement event and meeting with Minister Andrews at Mineral Technologies provided a wonderful opportunity to showcase our world class metallurgical testing and production facility,” said Jess.

“We are thankful to Roy Hill for assisting in the preparation of the funding submission and with funding now in place we are assembling a talented team of engineers, designers and mineral processing experts to deliver the project.”

Downer’s Executive General Manager, Engineering and Construction, Andrew Foster, said that METS Ignited funding will assist Mineral Technologies to continue to bring improvements in gravity separation.

“Downer looks forward to seeing the automation project bring a step-change to the management of iron ore beneficiation. Our close working relationship with Roy Hill is paramount to the project’s success and we thank Roy Hill for their support in securing the project funding,” said Andrew.

Mineral Technologies is a Downer Company and employs 150 people on the Gold Coast with international teams in Africa, the America’s and India and is an excellent example of Australian innovation delivering solutions worldwide.


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Mineral Technologies hosts Summer Studio at UTS

As a member of the alliance formed with University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) to research Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, Downer’s Mineral Technologies business hosted a UTS Summer Studio Series in Sydney in February.

Mineral Technologies and Core Resources dual winners of METS Ignited 2018 Collaboration Award

Pictured above: Jonathan Loraine, Executive Director, Core Resources and Tom Lawson, Global Manager Strategic Projects and Business Development, Mineral Technologies

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