MTA-AUS 2014

CONEXPO-CON/AGG VIP SHOW GUIDE contains Floor Plans and a complete listing of companies exhibiting at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 trade show in Las Vegas March 3-7, 2014. It also contains 2014 forecasts for the Aggregate, Concrete and Cement industries

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MINING & TECHNOLOGY AUSTRALIA 2014 | ISSUE 8 1 Contents Foreword 4 CORE initiatives to encourage exploration The Northern Territory Government has a number of initiatives in place to ensure it is the most atractive and safe, and the most user-friendly regulatory environment in which to do business, for mining and exploration companies. Northern Territory's Mines and Energy Minister, Willem Westra van Holthe, writes. Upfront 5 Running on gas With a lot of the country's unconventional shale & tight gas-and the frst productive well-South Australia is in the driver's seat for a whole new energy market even if it's still early days. Steve Freeth reports. 8 New port for SA as Centrex's Port Spencer wins govt approval South Australia looks set to overcome a legacy of industrial transport constraints with Centrex Metals Limited's Port Spencer development receiving State and Commonwealth government approval, writes Alexandra Blood, Principal, Golder Associates. 14 Australian uranium – busy preparing for the future Australia's uranium industry is well placed to play a leading role in facilitating the expanding global nuclear industry, writes Daniel Zavatiero. 18 Is FIFO a viable solution to the resources sector skills shortages? Now is the time to bring greater balance to the discussion about what might be good for the health of Australia in the long-term with regard to mobilising remote workforces, writes Jeremy Blockey. Technology & Innovation 22 Australian mines at the forefront of water management With water now seen as a precious resource to be shared by all, miners are not only taking a far more proactive role to using it sustainably, but also making it core business in the process. Steve Freeth reports.. 28 Mining infrastructure – why it's the future of coal production Ahead of AusAsia-MinTech 2014, Jared Haube caught up with David Paull, MD of Aspire Mining, to discuss the company's Ovoot Coking Coal project and insights into developing infrastructure in Mongolia. 31 How to drive excellence in mine haulage and feet management Increasing efciency and reducing costs in mine haulage is crucial for site operations, but what are the right strategies to achieve those goals? And how can technology be used to support such eforts? Jared Haube, is joined by Robert Moore, Estimating and Engineering Manager at Thiess, to discuss excellence in mine haulage. 32 Solving tomorrow's industry challenges today Australia faces increasing global demand for its resources during a time of rising exploration costs, diminishing success rates and increased processing costs. The challenge for industry, research bodies and government agencies is clear; the focus needs to move from domestic competition to domestic collaboration, so that Australia can become more competitive internationally. 8 22 5

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