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Rethinking Mine Dewatering

By |September 15th, 2017|Blog|

There’s no hiding the fact that effective mine dewatering is key to an efficient mining operation. As we delve deeper into the Earth’s crust and the ingress of water into the operating mine increases, is it enough to just add more pumps to the system to get the water out? This reactive approach is all too [...]

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Cornish Mining & the Great Wall of China

By |September 5th, 2017|News & Articles|

Recently IMEC GM Martyn Abbott travelled to Cornwall in the UK to meet with one of our clients. The area is an historic mining region not only in the UK or Europe, but throughout the world with mining dating back to the early Bronze age (around 2150 BC!). With such a rich history its no [...]

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How VR will Impact the Mining Industry

By |August 20th, 2017|Blog|

It seems that everyone is talking about the entertainment possibilities of Virtual Reality, with new games and virtual experiences launching almost every week. VR has become a fixture at every gaming expo and tech conference, with content flooding the market even before we have reliable technical standards. While admittedly still in its infancy, VR technology [...]

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Where the River flows Red

By |August 17th, 2017|News & Articles|

A recent trip by IMEC’s EU team to our client in Spain took us past the doorway of Rio Tinto’s historic Red River Mine. Mining in the region dates back to about 3000BC with numerous ancient civilisations from the Phoenicians to the Romans taking control up until the Spanish government began operating the mine in [...]

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IMEC Awarded work at one of Spain’s largest mining operations

By |July 5th, 2017|News & Articles|

IMEC's European office is delighted to announce their engagement to provide engineering support to Trafigura Mining Group's, Aguas Tenidas (MATSA) mining operation at the new Magdalena mine in Spain's Andalusia region. The project comprises of design and construction management support of an UG Refuelling System, which IMEC will utilise its extensive experience in underground mining [...]

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Welcome onboard Paddy

By |June 8th, 2017|News & Articles|

IMEC is pleased to announce that Patrick Grealish joins the team as a Construction Superintendent. Patrick has 30+ years’ experience in underground Metalliferous Mining, managing a multitude of shaft sinking project's throughout the world as well as numerous underground infrastructure construction projects with some of the world's leading mining companies across Australia and South East [...]

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Welcome Aboard Wayne

By |May 24th, 2017|News & Articles|

Wayne Webster joins IMEC's Australian office in Perth. With over 20 years experience as a mechanical designer to the resources industry in Africa & Australia his knowledge and passion for design will be an asset to our Australian base.

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Unearthing Mining Innovations

By |May 24th, 2017|News & Articles|

Unearthed recently held their fourth Perth based mining hackathon over the weekend of 19-21 May at CORE Innovation Hub. Over 90 innovators came together in teams to solve industry challenges provided by Newcrest, South32 and Unearthed. With only 54 hours, 17 prototypes were developed, with the winners, Team Murdoch, presenting their solution at the biennial [...]

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Great Experience

By |March 20th, 2017|News & Articles|

In order to complete my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering all students are required to complete 12 weeks of work experience with an engineering firm or degree related industry. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to complete my internship with IMEC in their head office in Perth. (Although placement in their European [...]

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Mining in Ireland

By |February 8th, 2017|Blog|

In an age where innovation & disruptive technology are at the forefront of the mining industry, it can be challenging to view our ancestors and their efforts as technologically advanced. But for their era with the knowledge and technology that was available, their achievements are amazing.            Copper [...]

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