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

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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.

Senior Process Engineer Alyce Ward and Metallurgist Wendy Nutt reported to Kestrel Coal Resources in the Bowen Basin where a reject dry disposal system consisting of four solid bowl centrifuges was being constructed. Graduate engineers Lexie MacHunter (process) and Pride Shoko (mechanical) had been working onsite for many months as part of the construction team and then as part of the commissioning team.

Mineral Technologies General Manager Alex de Andrade said he was pleased to see female engineers delivering the work and proudly representing the engineering team.

“We are very fortunate to have such a capable and diverse engineering team which includes a growing representation of women choosing careers in engineering with Mineral Technologies. The recent delivery at Kestrel in Australia shows the depth and capability of our female engineers”, Alex said.

“It’s not often that you get to work with another female engineer onsite, let alone three on the same project”, said Wendy Nutt.

Commissioning is a team effort, and Mineral Technologies is proud to be a part of the construction and commissioning team at Kestrel. 

Below photos show the team onsite.

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