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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

Welcoming The Egyptian Black Sands Company to Mineral Technologies

Pictured above are Senior Leaders from The Egyptian Black Sands Company and Mineral Technologies.

Australian Coal Preparation Society (ACPS) Conference 2018 – Follow-Up

Following the Australian Coal Preparation Society (ACPS) conference and exhibition we are pleased to share some photos of the event.

Australian Coal Preparation Society (ACPS) Conference 2018

We were delighted to participate in the biennial conference and exhibition of the Australian Coal Preparation Society (ACPS) in September.

Showcasing the new CT Separator and Turnkey Solutions at Electra Mining 2018

Thanks to the visitors who joined us at our trade stand at Electra Mining in Johannesburg last week. Attracting thousands of visitors, Electra Mining proved once again why it is one of the largest mining events in Africa.

Innovative CS1 Spiral Solution for New Zealand Steel

This month we’re shipping CS1 spirals to New Zealand Steel for beneficiation of iron sand from the black sand beaches of the North Island. The sand contains mainly iron sand (titanomagnetite) and lime-soda feldspars.

WPC Group awards Downer the 2018 Diversity Employer Award

Downer has been awarded the 2018 Diversity Employer Award by group training organisation WPC Group.

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Proudly flying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at our Carrara head office in Queensland.

Mineral Technologies and Downer celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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You can read more about what we are doing to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in Downer’s new brochure by clicking here

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Welcoming Graduates

Earlier this year Downer welcomed engineering graduates as part of the 2018 Graduate Program.

Mineral Technologies signs contract with The Egyptian Black Sands Company

Downer’s Mineral Technologies business has signed a contract with the Egyptian Black Sands Company to provide a comprehensive suite of equipment, engineering design and support services for the development of the first mineral sands operation in Egypt.

Downer, UTS and IMCRC form research alliance

Agreement kicks off research project to revolutionise the way composite polymers are used to manufacture precision-engineered mineral separation and mining equipment.

Through its Mineral Technologies business, Downer has formed an alliance with University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) to cooperatively research solutions that will revolutionise the way additive manufacturing can be used to significantly improve the production of mineral separation equipment and create new manufacturing technologies.

Mineral Technologies and Lycopodium collaborate to deliver PFS for Base Resources

We are proud to be collaborating with Lycopodium to deliver the PFS for Base Resources mineral sands project in Madagascar. Base Resources recently issued a media release which you can view here

If you’d like to speak with one of our senior leads on this project please call Tom Lawson on +61 7 5569 1300 or email

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Spiral Test Rig Donated to Cégep de Sept-Îles College Laboratory, Canada

In April, Mineral Technologies’ North American team attended the Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) Conference for the Cote Nord-Labrador region of Canada. The conference included a visit to the local Cégep de Sept-Îles College where Quebec Iron Ore and Mineral Technologies have donated a spiral test rig to the college’s metallurgical laboratory.

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)  – Vancouver, BC

This week we’re exhibiting at the CIM Expo which is being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from May 6-9.

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